Welcome to Goddard Vets Caterham
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.
Facilities and Services
The practice is fully equipped to care for your pet with our excellent on-site facilities, allowing a range of healthcare services from general health consultations, pet dentistry, to more advanced services, such as blood testing, x-rays, and routine operations to be performed.
How to Find Us
Conveniently located just opposite Timber Hill Park, the caring and compassionate team at our Caterham veterinary practice are waiting to welcome you and your pet.
Parking and Accessibility
Our Caterham practice is easily accessible via public transport links, with Caterham Rail Station close by and the 407, 540, 657, 400, 409, 509 and 603 bus routes stopping nearby too.
What to do in the event of an Emergency
If your pet is in need of urgent medical attention, or if your pet is unwell outside normal hours, our Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital out-of-hours emergency service is available. To obtain an urgent appointment, please 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 any time of the day or night.
Highest Standards of Veterinary Care
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
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.
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 most 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.
Taking care of your pet’s teeth is vitally important for their overall health. Just as we brush our teeth each day and get regular dental check-ups, our pets also need regular preventative care, dental check-ups and dental treatment for a range of dental diseases or trauma. We recommend keeping up-to-date with your pet’s dental health and, as with any aspect of their wellbeing, we see prevention as a much better outcome than a cure.
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. We provide Prescription-Only Medicine, so if we have not recently examined your pet and prescribed a Prescription-Only parasiticide, you’ll need to book a formal consultation with your vet 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 and have no underlying health issues, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pet Vaccinations in London
Vaccinating your pet is an essential part of being a pet owner and looking after your beloved dog, cat, rabbit or any other animal you choose to bring into your home. Vaccinations are a vital part of the process used by millions of pet owners to keep their pets safe.
Just like humans, pets require regular vaccinations to create a biological defence against some of the nasty diseases that can be picked up in everyday life. If your pet is unvaccinated and catches one of these illnesses then the symptoms could be fatal or cause long-term harm, meaning that staying on top of your pet’s vaccines is very important.
Weight and Diet Advice
Our knowledgeable team can offer support and advice on managing your pet’s weight and diet.
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.
Astrid Hector BVM&S CertSAM MRCVS
Astrid graduated from Edinburgh University and started her career in a mixed practice in Somerset, where she completed a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. Astrid joined the team at Caterham in 2023 and she has many years of experience working in companion animal practice and is an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine. She also enjoys surgery and ultrasonography. Astrid has a cat called Charlie and in her spare time loves walking her dogs, Harvey and Molly and spending time with her family.
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.
Lynda Medcalf RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Details to follow
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!
Tim joined the team at Caterham in 2022 and has previous experience in veterinary reception work. In his spare time Tim gets involved with circus groups and learns/ performs as a fire dancer (flow artist). Tim is very passionate about all animals, the environment, horticulture and his large collection of houseplants. He also has a Teddybear Rex Syrian hamster named Gandalf.
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.
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