Welcome to Croydon
With a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, our Croydon practice was established over 25 years ago and became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group in 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, for your convenience and due to its location, a full out of hours emergency service is provided locally by another practice. Should your pet need to be seen by this emergency service please call us and the recorded message will give you all the details you require. You can rest assured that once we are open, our team will liaise directly with the emergency practice to ensure your pet receives the best possible care and in many circumstances we can arrange for your pet to be transferred back to us to continue treatment until they have made a full recovery.
You are also welcome to attend our Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital out of hours 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.
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.
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.
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.
Russell Davies BVSc MRCVS [OV]
Russell joined the practice in 1993, having previously worked in Australia, and has a special interest in small animal medicine and surgery. Russell is an Official Veterinarian [OV] which means that he is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Outside of work Russell enjoys going to the theatre, foreign travel and swimming.
Emily Lambourn DVM MRCVS
Emily qualified in Grenada in 2006. She started work in a mixed practice in Wales but moved back to Surrey, keen to concentrate on companion animals. Emily enjoys spending time with her family and her two rescue cats Fiona and Trevor.
Emily Fisher RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
After graduating with a history degree Emily decided that her true vocation lay in veterinary nursing. Outside of work Emily owns three Border Collies called Bernie, Bailey and Tara and two cats called Ruby and Mouse.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Katy joined the practice from school and completed an Animal Management course at Bromley College. Katy owns a Rottweiler cross called Tipsy and a German Shepherd called Ted and enjoys overseas travel.
Veterinary Care Assistant
Georgia trained as a Ward Assistant at the Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital in Wimbledon before completing the practice’s own Veterinary Care Assistant course. Having studied photography, Georgia likes to take pictures in her spare time. She has a Westie called Lily Rose, a kitten called Jenson and two rabbits called Millie and Molly.
Animal Nursing Assistant
Julia has been with the branch since 1985 and so is a familiar and friendly face to our clients. Outside of work, Julia enjoys long country walks with her family and rescue dog.
Marion has many years of experience in the veterinary marketplace. She started her career qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in a busy small animal practice and moved on to work in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. This was followed by three years with a large pet food manufacturer, during which time she studied for and obtained her Certificate in Marketing. Marion worked for six years as a Regional Manager for the Goddard Group before deciding to work closer to home, however, she returned to the Group in 2014. Marion served as a council member for the VPMA for three years, has been a speaker at both the BVNA Congress and the London Vet Show and has also been co-editor and one of the authors of the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Practice Management and Development – a daily reference book sold internationally, for veterinary surgeons and managers in practice. Marion loves spending time with her horses Frisbee and Winston and her JRT Nellie who she trains in dog agility. She also has two rescue cats, Henry and Gertie.
Tel: 020 8879 4211
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