"The Goddard Veterinary Group fosters strong and long-lasting relationships with its patients, clients and staff alike"
Arthur Goddard’s son Philip qualified as a vet from the Royal Vet College (London) in 1986, at a time when the practice was 11 branches strong, but was not to join the practice full time for another four years until he had gained external experience and an MBA qualification.
Also in 1986 Jeremy Robinson joined the practice as its General Manger and remains the senior non-clinical administrator to this day. Tom Flynn, our Clinical Director is another long-serving member of the staff having joined the Practice in 1992. He is also the Head Vet of the Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, which of course at this time was the sole hospital within the Group, acting as a referral centre and out of hours service to the growing number of branch practices in north east and east London, the original heart of the Goddard practice.
In January 1999 the Group made a significant leap geographically by acquiring the Mandeville Hospital in Northolt. This enabled a Middlesex-based branch network to be grown through new start-ups and by acquisition until there were sufficient vets sharing a rota to offer round-the-clock care.
In 2001 the expansion of the practice continued, in the south west of London with the purchase of the Stone Lion Veterinary Centre which since then has been elevated to Hospital status. Again, a network of branches was accumulated thus providing new improved levels of care across that part of London.
The practice will continue to be privately owned, and managed and staffed by a long-serving, dedicated and loyal team mindful of its commitments to our clients and patients.