Welcome to Goddard Vets Caterham
Conveniently located just opposite Timber Hill Park, the caring and compassionate team at our Caterham branch are waiting to meet you and your pet. Despite its large size, this practice retains the personal touch you would expect from a smaller practice giving you and your pet the individual service you deserve. Although one of the newest members of the Goddard Veterinary Group family, this well-established Caterham practice has been serving the local community for many years.
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, for your convenience and due to its location, a full out of hours emergency service is provided locally by another practice. Should your pet need to be seen by this emergency service please call us and the recorded message will give you all the details you require. You can rest assured that once we are open, our team will liaise directly with the emergency practice to ensure your pet receives the best possible care and in many circumstances we can arrange for your pet to be transferred back to us to continue treatment until they have made a full recovery.
You are also welcome to attend our Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital out of hours call 020 8946 4228. 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.
Certificate Holders & Advanced Practitioners
Many of our veterinary surgeons have undertaken advanced training and are able to treat more complicated cases. They are happy to receive referrals in areas such as internal medicine, cardiology, orthopaedic, laparoscopic and soft tissue surgery. We invest heavily in the ongoing training of all our staff, meaning you can rest assured that your pet will be in good hands.
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.
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.
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.
Our nursing team play a central role in the care that we provide you and your pet. In addition to assisting our veterinary surgeons in providing care for your pet, they are also able to answer questions for you directly and provide a range of nurse-led services such as puppy classes, weight management clinics and senior pet care consultations. Speak to your local team for details of classes and clinics available.
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.
To assist your puppy with vital socialisation skills and for behavioural advice, we recommend that you bring your new puppy along to the practice for a complimentary health check so they can meet the team, have a cuddle and see that a trip to the vet is usually a pleasant experience. If we don’t run our own puppy parties, the team will be able to recommend puppy socialisation classes or dog trainers in the local area.
Please contact your local practice for further information.
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.
Wellness health screen
Spotting potential health issues before signs appear can help protect your pet from serious disease.
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.
Hilda Evans MVB Cert VOphthal MRCVS [OV]
Hilda graduated from Dublin in 1985 and 18 months after graduation came to England where she has worked in both the charity and private sectors ever since. In 1993 Hilda gained the distinction of a Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology. Outside of work she enjoys time with her family, gardening and walking. Hilda is currently looking after Katie, a lively domestic shorthair for an elderly aunt.
Danielle Dillon DrMedVet MRCVS [OV]
Details to follow
Fiona Watkins RVN
Head Nurse - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Fiona joined the practice in 2004 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse four years later. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and has worked her way up to being Head Nurse for the Caterham and Purley branches. Fiona has a very cheeky tabby rescue cat called ‘George’ who is always the centre of attention.
Emily Fisher RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
After graduating with a history degree Emily decided that her true vocation lay in veterinary nursing. Outside of work Emily owns three Border Collies called Bernie, Bailey and Tara and two cats called Ruby and Mouse.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Courtney joined the team after completing an Animal Care course. She has previous experience of working in kennels, a zoo and a farm. In her spare time, if not skateboarding will be with her dog, Nelly.
Sheila joined the team at Caterham in 2020 and has previously worked as a veterinary receptionist and nursing assistant for several years and the last two years at the RSPCA where she rehomed her lovely cat Belle.
Anne hails from Ireland, has many years’ varied experience in the profession and is thoroughly enjoying the challenge of developing a very exciting branch practice. Her rehomed cat, Rua, needs lots of care due to eyes damaged when just a kitten. In her spare time, Anne volunteers with a Crisis support group and loves to keep fit with Zumba.
Deputy Head Receptionist
Trish has worked on reception at the Caterham surgery since 2008. She loves long walks with her two gorgeous golden retrievers Bailey and Brie, as well as family time, elephants, conservation and is a self-confessed tree hugger!
Rebecca joined the team at Caterham in 2014 when she returned to work after having a beautiful baby girl. Rebecca used to be a dental nurse and decided to have a complete change of career when she joined GVG. Rebecca loves animals and has always had cats growing up. She currently has three cats and is planning on getting a dog when her daughter is a bit older.
Jo followed her dream of working in the veterinary industry after 10 years in retail management. She began as a receptionist in a veterinary practice and quickly progressed to become practice manager. In 2018 Jo joined the Goddard Veterinary Group and her professional passion and motivation is customer service and people development. In her spare time Jo enjoys walking her two chihuahuas, Theo and Roxy and spending time with family and friends.
Tel: 020 8506 0703