Welcome to Goddard Vets Chalfont St Peter
Our Chalfont branch is situated in the picturesque village of Chalfont St Peter. This well-established practice has been serving the local community since 1961 and became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group n 2012. 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 Chalfont branch is Mandeville Veterinary Hospital 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.
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.
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.
We actively promote the benefits of neutering your pet. We offer competitive pricing without any compromise on standards, employing the use of modern anaesthetics and monitoring equipment to ensure these procedures are very safe for your pet.
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.
We offer a pet passport service at all of our practices to enable you to travel to many countries around the world 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.
Ralph Sampson BVSc CertAVP MRCVS [OV]
Ralph graduated from Bristol in 2001 and joined the practice in 2005. Ralph is an Official Veterinarian [OV] which means that he is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Ralph is kept busy at home with his two children, Labrador (Betsy) and three cats (Indy, Jonesy and Albi). He enjoys long-distance trail running.
Suzanne Whight BVSc MRCVS [OV]
Suzanne qualified from Bristol University in 1994 and has worked at the Chalfont St Peter Clinic for the last 19 years. Suzanne has an interest in feline medicine and soft tissue surgery. Suzanne is an Official Veterinarian [OV] which means that she is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Suzanne lives locally with her husband, two children and cats, Herbie and Dora the Explorer. Suzanne is a very keen vegetable gardener, spending any remaining spare time on her allotment.
Emma Hammond BVetMed MRCVS
Before joining the team at Chalfont in 2018 Emma graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and worked in a busy practice in London. Emma is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine, in particular ophthalmology and anaesthesia. She lives in London and has a cat called Peggy, who regularly features on Emma’s Instagram page! Outside of work Emma loves keeping fit by going to the gym and entering cycling races with her dad, although we all know the real reason Emma enters these races is for the tea and cake stops!
Claire Small RVN
Head Nurse – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Claire has been Head Nurse since 2008 and is also a clinical coach to our student nurses. Claire has a particular interest in running the branch’s weight control clinics and since completing various nutrition courses has had great success in achieving significant weight loss for many of our more portly patients.
Katherine Newell RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Katherine joined the practice in 2010 and currently lives on a smallholding with her husband and a small herd of sheep, chickens and ducks. She also has a dog called Mink, a cat called Magic and two rabbits. Katherine has a keen interest in geriatric patient care.
Emma Swerling RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Emma joined the practice from school and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2011. Emma plays netball as well as enjoying running with her Springer Spaniels and Chihuahua. She lives on a farm, playing an active role, and has always been involved in rural life. In her spare time, she likes socialising with friends and watching films.
Joanne Newnham RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Jo previously worked as a floating regional RVN for the Group before joining the Chalfont St Peter team in 2018. In December 2017 Jo was awarded with the European Certificate in Anaesthesia and Analgesia – a discipline which she feels passionately about. Outside of work Jo enjoys spending time walking her three crazy dogs, doing yoga and watching her daughter grow up.
Elaine McLellan VN
Volunteer Veterinary Nurse
Elaine grew up with all different animals. She started veterinary nursing in1978 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1982. Elaine initially worked at an emergency practice in London and then Greenwoods Veterinary practice before joining the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2014.
Her love and respect for all animals keep her continued interest and motivation in all aspects of veterinary nursing.
Outside of work, Elaine enjoys nature and wildlife, running, cycling, horse riding, cooking and Bean her little 6-year-old moggy.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Grace joined the Chalfont team in May 2017 and joined our veterinary nurse training in January 2018. In her spare time, Grace enjoys playing rugby and spending time with her friends, family and dog.
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Details to follow
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Stephanie joined the practice in April 2015 after achieving a Level 3 in Animal Management in 2014. She transferred to the Chalfont team in 2017. When not at work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her cat and two rabbits. Her hobbies include horse riding and dog walking.
Claire joined the practice in 2009 after working for many years as a PA. Claire has owned several pets over the years and currently helps look after the family dog, horse and donkey and when not working spends time at her allotment. Claire particularly enjoys meeting all the pets and their owners and hearing about the huge variety of reasons they attend the practice.
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
The Chalfont clinic is easily accessible from the A413. There is free parking available on the road outside the clinic.Get directions
The 353 bus route from Amersham to Slough stops nearby. The A30 bus route from Chesham to Uxbridge stops in the village centre, which is a 10 minute walk away.Get directions