Welcome to Goddard Vets Acton
The branch is conveniently located just a few minutes away from Acton station. This practice has been serving the local community for over 20 years and became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2008. Our dedicated, long-standing team are well-known within the local community, with many pet owners popping in just to say hello when passing.
The practice is fully-equipped to care for you and your pet with our excellent on-site facilities, allowing blood testing, x-rays and operations to be performed. Please see the additional services we offer below.
In the event of a veterinary emergency or if your pet is unwell out of hours our Hospitals offer your pets a dedicated emergency service and the reassurance of knowing we are open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. The closest hospital to our Acton branch is Mandeville Veterinary Hospital call 020 8845 5677. For your peace of mind and for continuity of care, your pet’s medical history is accessible in any of our branches or hospitals anytime of the day or night.
This branch is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), following a diligent assessment the RCVS is satisfied that we maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.
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Facilities & Services
Our laboratory offers a rapid and efficient service with fast turnaround of results. Many branches have state-of-the-art in-house equipment for an even faster service. In addition to testing for the disease in an unwell patient, we also offer screening tests before your pet undergoes an anaesthetic to ensure that we identify any previously unknown problems, helping us to ensure the anaesthetic is as safe as possible.
We offer 15-minute appointments as a standard for all consultations, giving you plenty of time to discuss your pet’s healthcare and ask any questions you may have. We are able to provide a range of services during the consultation and are always on hand to see your pet in an emergency if necessary.
80% of dogs and cats over three years of age suffer some form of dental disease. Thankfully, the majority of dental problems are treatable and most are preventable. Speak to your local team for more information. Our practices are well equipped to perform routine dental procedures, and many of them benefit from dental X-rays to help diagnose and guide treatment.
We offer a referral service for diagnosis and treatment with CT scans, advanced x-rays and ultrasound. These imaging tests can be offered as an outpatient service, or as part of the treatment for patients hospitalised with us. We employ a number of specialists and certificate holders who are able to provide an expert opinion in interpreting these tests.
Flea and Worm Treatment
Flea and Worm control is not only important for your pet’s health but also for public health. Advocate is a Prescription-Only medicine so if we have not recently examined your pet we do provide a free health check so that we can supply you with the product. We are always happy to provide advice on the best preventative care for your animal so please call in if you have any questions.
Free Kitten & Puppy checks
Should your new arrival be too young to start their vaccinations, feel free to book a free kitten or puppy check with one of our veterinary surgeons.
Healthcare Plan – ProActive Pets
Budget monthly and save money on all your pet’s preventative healthcare needs. Our affordable plan allows you to pay a monthly direct debit to spread the cost of your pet’s vaccinations and parasite control products throughout the year. The costs are much less than our full retail price, and the plan offers a number of other benefits on top.
Pet neutering is a hot topic among owners across the UK with some non-medical theories and myths making people doubt the procedure for their dog, cat, rabbit or any other household pet. All Goddard Vets encourage owners to consider neutering their pets for a range of medical and behavioural benefits.
Pet Insurance Information
People tend to think it’s only older pets that get ill and therefore younger pets don’t need pet insurance but we know from the patients we see each day that that is not the case. In fact, the younger your pet is when you insure them the better as it means you are less likely to have any existing conditions, which may not be covered by the policy and you can then receive more help covering the cost of any future treatment your pet needs.
A microchip is a tiny glass capsule, about the size of a grain of rice, which is filled with electronic components giving a unique 15 digit number. Giving a pet a microchip is a relatively simple procedure.
Animal Health Certificates
Official Veterinarians are able to issue Animal Health Certificates enabling you to travel with your pet. There are a number of requirements that must be met before travel, so we recommend getting in touch with your local practice as early as possible if you might need your pet to travel abroad.
Puppy & Kitten vaccination course
Please contact your veterinary surgeon to discuss your pet’s vaccination requirements along with the possibility of saving money on these and many other benefits by joining our preventative healthcare plan, ProActive Pets.
Protect your pet against many life-threatening diseases by vaccinating annually. We embrace modern vaccination protocols to ensure that your pet has the protection they need, whilst ensuring we do not vaccinate more often than is necessary. Speak to your local team for all the benefits of vaccination and the range of vaccinations we offer at an affordable price.
Weight and Diet Advice
Our team are on hand to help provide you with advice on the best diet for your pet.
All of our branches have access to x-ray facilities for ease and speed of diagnosis. Many of our practices benefit from the latest technology in digital X-rays, which provides exceptionally clear images very quickly, ensuring your pet is under anaesthetic for the shortest possible time.
Meet the TeamOur network of branches and hospitals have the support of an experienced management team as well as administrative backup.
Leonard Santuzi MRCVS [OV]
Leonard qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Timisoara University, Romania and has been with the Goddard Group since 2012. Having spent nine years at other Goddard branches, Leonard joined the team at Acton in 2020. Leonard’s interests include dermatology and internal medicine and he is currently studying for a Small Animal Medicine Certificate. As an Official Veterinarian [OV] Leonard is authorised to issue export health certificates. Leonard has two German Shepherds and a cat called Meow Meow – named for a very good reason!
Katrina Sullivan RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Katrina qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1992, having always wanted to be a nurse and she started her career volunteering on Saturdays at the local RSPCA before securing a position to train formally. Katrina joined the Acton surgery in 2003 and in her spare time enjoys being with her family.
Margaret Fry RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Margaret originally worked in healthcare for the NHS for approximately 37 years during which time she was a nurse, a midwife and finally a nurse manager. She became a mature student veterinary nurse and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2014. Margaret is married with one son and she currently owns a three-legged cat called Jacob. Margaret’s hobbies include birdwatching, pilates and dance classes.
Adrian’s background was originally in retail management and he has been involved in veterinary practice management since 1999. Adrian is Regional Manager for the eleven branches in the North West region. He lives with his wife and a menagerie of rescued waifs and strays including Spaniels Monty and Connie, five cats, and two tortoises, one of which is blind. Adrian is a keen cyclist and has masterminded several very successful charity rides for the Group, raising in excess of £30,000 over the years for good causes.
Tel: 0208 845 5677