Welcome to Goddard Vets Chessington
Our Chessington branch is conveniently located just a 10-minute walk away from Chessington North train station and a number of buses stop directly outside. This well-established practice has been treating local pets for over 30 years and became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2009. Our dedicated, long-standing team are well-known within the local community, with many pet owners popping in just to say hello when passing.
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 Chessington branch is Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital 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.
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.
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.
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.
Wellness health screen
Spotting potential health issues before signs appear can help protect your pet from serious disease.
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.
Meet the TeamOur network of branches and hospitals have the support of an experienced management team as well as administrative backup.
Natalie Lowry DVM MRCVS [OV]
After graduating in the USA in 2011 Natalie spent a year working for animal charities in Asia. She completed a Certificate in Shelter Medicine at Cornell University in 2013 and then applied the knowledge working in the western US before packing her bags for the UK two years later. Natalie’s professional interests apart from shelter medicine are animal welfare issues, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. Her hobbies include reading, collecting fossils and spending time with her three Chihuahuas, Sticks, Ultra Peepi and Megatron.
Gemma Nash BA VetMB MRCVS [OV]
Gemma studied Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University, graduating in 2016 and worked in small animal practice for two years before joining the Goddard Group in 2019. She has a keen interest in all aspects of small animal diagnostics and surgery. Gemma is an official veterinarian [OV] which means that she is authorised to compete pet passports and issue export health certificates. Gemma enjoys spending her spare time walking her flat coat retriever Lily.
Jayne Iglesias RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Jayne joined the branch in 2005 already qualified as an RVN. She has been nursing since leaving school and is passionate about pet health and welfare. A familiar face to clients and their pets, Jayne offers a personal and caring service. She spends her spare time with her family and their cat Ellie.
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
There is free parking for clients outside the surgery and on surrounding streets.Get directions
Chessington North train station is just a 10 minute walk away.Get directions
The following buses stop outside the premises:
- Bus No. 71 Chessington World of Adventure to Cromwell Road bus station
- Bus No. 465 Cromwell Road bus station to South Street
- Bus No. K4 Kingston Hospital to Ripon Gardens