Welcome to Goddard Vets Croydon
With a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, our Croydon vet practice was established over 25 years ago and became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2012. Our dedicated, long-standing team of vets are well-known and trusted within the local community.
Facilities and Services:
The surgery is fully equipped with our excellent on-site facilities to provide a wide variety of care services from regular pet consultations, blood testing, and routine operations. Please see the full range of services available below.
Parking and Accessibility:
Our Croydon vet surgery is easily accessible by car and public transport. Parking is available outside the surgery between the hours of 10am and 4pm, and parking is also available on the surrounding roads. The surgery is also well-connected to public transport, the 130, 289 and 367 bus routes all stop outside the building, and Addiscombe tram stop is just a short 10-minute walk away.
What to do in the event of an emergency:
If your pet is unwell outside our regular practice hours, or needs emergency care, our nearby Stone Lion emergency pet hospital is available 24/7 – 365 days a year. Should your pet need to be seen by this emergency service please call the hospital on 020 8946 4228.
Highest Standards of Veterinary Care:
We’re proud of the high standards of care that we provide at our Croydon vet practice. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jessica carried out work experience at our Tooting branch before joining the Goddard Group in 2019 and transferred from our Stone Lion Hospital to the Croydon branch in 2021.
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
Parking available across the road from the surgery between 10am and 4pm, otherwise use the surrounding side roads.Get directions
130, 289 and 367 buses all stop outside the surgery. Addiscombe tram stop is 10 minutes’ walk away, please see the directions below.Get directions