Welcome to Goddard Vets Chingford
Our Chingford vet practice is one of the Goddard Veterinary Group’s earliest established practices and has been treating local pets for over 60 years.
How to Find Us:
Chingford is in the Northeast London Borough of Waltham Forest, sandwiched between Enfield, Haringey, Hackney, Newham and Redbridge.
Parking and Accessibility:
There is free off-site parking is available for clients, both in front and behind the surgery building on Chingford Mount Road. The practice is also well serviced by several bus routes including the 397, 657 and 97.
Facilities and Services:
Our Chingford vet practice has state-of-the-art facilities for pet care services, including routine operations, blood testing, and x-rays, all carried out by our experienced and friendly team of vets. Please see the additional services we offer at our Chingford branch below.
What to do in the event of an emergency:
We have three pet hospitals across London that are open 24 hours a day, 365 day a year, in the event of a veterinary emergency, or if your pet is unwell outside normal hours. The closest hospital to our Chingford vet practice is Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, who can be called on 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.
Highest Standards of Veterinary Care:
Our Chingford 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weight and Diet Advice
Our team are on hand to help provide you with advice on the best diet for your pet.
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.
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.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Sarah started her career working at an RSPCA rehoming centre for cats, working her way up from a volunteer to the supervisor before pursuing a career in veterinary nursing. Sarah qualified as an RVN in 2007. She has worked in private practice, referral and most recently a large charity hospital before joining the team at Chingford in 2021. Sarah has a keen interest in rehabilitation and physiotherapy and holds a BSAVA merit award in the subject. She has a passion for cats and achieved a distinction in the ISFM certificate in Feline Friendly Nursing. In her previous role she was the feline advocate for the hospital, providing advice for clients and staff, helping to ensure the best welfare for cats. True to her passion Sarah has four rescue cats of her own.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Alysia joined the team at Chingford in 2019 and studied animal management before going on to start her Diploma in Animal Nursing in 2017. Alysia has worked in both private practice and larger corporate practices and has a keen interest in building relationships with the clients and their pets.
Kristine joined the team as a qualified VCA. Outside of work Kristine enjoys Zumba and keeps fish.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Shona joined the Goddard Group in 2017 and began her veterinary nurse training in 2021. This is Shona’s 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 her other pets, Teddy the dog and Nellie the cat
Mia joined the team at Chingford in 2021 after studying Biology, Psychology, English Literature and Maths Studies at LaSWAP. Mia will be going to study Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Chester University in the future.
Philippa joined the Goddard Group in 1999 and has seen it develop and grow over the years. Originally from a veterinary equine practice, Philippa now manages ten branches in the East London area. Philippa achieved her management certificate Cert B&PS in 1999 and her Certificate Veterinary Practice Management CVPM in 2013. Philippa lives with her husband, son and her rescue cats Duncan and Sydney. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering projects, was an Olympic Games Maker in London 2012 and helps out at Saturday Park Runs. Philippa has a passion for photography and participates in many charity runs (as long as there is a medal at the end!)
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