Welcome to Chingford
Our Chingford branch is one of the Goddard Veterinary Group’s earliest established practices and has been treating local pets for over 60 years. Over the years our Chingford site has expanded and houses our Dog Cat boarding kennels and our hydrotherapy centre. The dedicated and friendly team do not just care for local pets, they also attend to any pets at the boarding kennels should they require veterinary attention.
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 Chingford branch is Wanstead Veterinary Hospital call 020 8989 7744. 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.
Facilities & Services
We offer this alternative pain management therapy at a number of our practices. Acupuncture is always performed by one of our veterinary surgeons who has undertaken further training in this complementary therapy. Please speak to your vet to learn whether acupuncture might be helpful for your pet, and to find our nearest practice offering the service.
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.
A friendly welcome awaits you at our long-established kennels and cattery in Chingford, East London. We offer short and long-term boarding in a friendly and comfortable environment for your pets. Our Chingford veterinary practice is on-site to ensure that your pet’s medical needs will be well cared for.
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.
Free pet insurance
We are able to issue four weeks’ Petplan® insurance free of charge. Petplan® is the UK’s favourite pet insurance provider and we are proud to recommend them for your pet. We think it is important that all pets are covered by pet insurance, offering you peace of mind that you will not need to cover the costs of unexpected bills if your pet becomes unwell.
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.
Professional canine hydrotherapy for healthy exercise and the treatment of a wide range of conditions and injuries. Our hydrotherapy centre is located on the site of our Chingford Kennels and cattery. All sessions are led by fully trained hydrotherapists who ensure that the sessions are safe and fun for your dog.
We actively promote the benefits of neutering your pet. Speak to a team member about the many health and behavioural advantages. 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 gain behavioural advice, our nurses run puppy parties. This gives you the opportunity to meet other puppy owners sharing useful tips on training and ways to keep your puppy happy and healthy. Upon completion of the session, your puppy will receive their own certificate congratulating them upon their participation.
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.
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.
Emma Jarratt BVSc MRCVS [OV]
Emma qualified as a vet in 2007 and joined the Group in 2013 as a floating locum before transferring to the Chingford branch in 2015 where she has contributed much to our special relationship with the RSPCA. Emma is motivated by providing lifelong care for pets and has many clinical interests including behaviour, nutrition and pain management and offers acupuncture as a complementary treatment for chronic pain and other conditions. As an Official Veterinarian [OV] Emma is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Outside of work, Emma enjoys yoga, volunteering, and spending time on her allotment. An avid traveller, she has combined this passion with veterinary work for charities in Greece, Thailand and the Galapagos Islands. Emma lives with her rescued pets Star the chihuahua, Amelia Jane & Percy the cats, Blue the tortoise and Red, a corn snake.
Abby Jones RVN
Senior Branch Nurse
Abby qualified as an RVN through the practice’s own College. She lives with her beautiful rescue cat Rufio and four rabbits Woody, Jessica, Roger and Peter. Abby has a keen interest in rabbit welfare and husbandry and is happy to help with any related queries.
Veterinary Care Assistant
Kristine joined the team as a qualified VCA. Outside of work Kristine enjoys Zumba and keeps fish.
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Shona joined the Goddard Group in 2017. This is her first job in a veterinary practice and she is loving every minute of it and learning something new every day. In her spare time, Shona enjoys horse riding with her appropriately named horse Stinky as well as spending time with all her other pets, Teddy the dog, Nellie the cat and Crystal the rabbit. Shona is looking forward to starting her Veterinary Care Assistant training soon.
Charlie qualified as a nurse in 2001 and progressed into head nursing and practice management. She then made the leap into teaching and lectured to nurses for a college in East Anglia. After many years of lecturing, Charlie moved into the management field and set up a nursing academy as well as running a new graduate vet programme whilst managing a region of veterinary practices for a large corporate practice. Charlie now manages nine Goddard branches and when she isn’t out running she is at home with her pug and two Shih Tzus!
Tel: 020 8506 0703
Off road car parking is available for clients behind the surgery building and in front of the building.Get directions
The surgery is on several main bus routes including the following:
- Bus No. 397 Salisbury Hall Sainsburys to The Broadway
- Bus No. 657 Salisbury Hall Sainsburys to Whitehall Road/Bancrofts School
- Bus No. 97 Station Road/Chingford Station to Millais Road