Welcome to Goddard Vets Dagenham
Our Dagenham vet practice was established in the 1980s, and is therefore well known and trusted in the local area. With our dedicated and long-standing team, you are sure to see a familiar face when you visit this branch.
How to find us:
Our Dagenham vet practice is in the East London Borough of Romford. The surgery building is located just off the Oxlow Road roundabout, and is easily accessible by both car and public transport.
Parking and accessibility:
There are parking spaces available at a car park on Wantz Road, and the nearby 174 bus route which passes Oxlow Lane from the Heathway.
Facilities and services:
The surgery has fully-equipped excellent on-site facilities and equipment to provide the best healthcare for your pets. The team at our Dagenham vet practice are trained to provide routine operations, x-rays and check-ups for pet passports, using our excellent on-site facilities. They also provide expert consultations and offer free health check-ups for kittens & puppies.
What to do in the event of an emergency:
If your pet requires medical attention outside regular hours, we have a number of emergency pet hospitals based across London. The nearest emergency vets to our Dagenham surgery is Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To book an urgent appointment, call 020 8989 7744.
To ensure continuity for your pet’s healthcare, their medical history is available at every branch of our vet branches or hospitals, anytime of the day or night.
Our Dagenham practice is one of our many internationally recognised cat friendly clinics, as awarded by the ISFM, and is a stress-free environment for all pets.
This branch has been awarded the internationally-recognised Cat-Friendly Clinic status for our work in reducing the stress cats experience when attending veterinary practices.
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
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.
Cat Friendly Clinics
We are members of the International Society of Feline Medicine and many of our branches have been awarded the internationally-recognised Cat-Friendly Clinic status. We take great care to ensure that our feline friends feel as comfortable as possible in our practices. Please ask us for help if your cat is particularly nervous visiting the vets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laurence Behrens BVSc MRCVS [OV]
Laurence is originally from South Africa where he graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2010. After working with small animals and some exotics for 7 years, he moved to the UK in 2017. Laurence’s passions are working with and advising owners on the correct husbandry of reptiles. Laurence is an Official Veterinarian [OV] which means that he is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Laurence was a breeder of Sphynx cats in South Africa and is proudly owned by two of these beauties, Calvin and Declan. He loves travelling and is looking forward to exploring the UK and Europe.
Dianne Searle RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Dianne joined the practice in 1993, to later qualify as an RVN and she is also a qualified Pet Nutritionist. She is totally dedicated to animal welfare and often spends her spare time hand rearing abandoned puppies and kittens, and giving talks to schools and other groups. Dianne owns a Lurcher called Chester, a Slovakian rough coated Pointer called Flo as well as four cats and various parrots.
Phoebe joined the team at Dagenham in 2020. She has a lot of experience in retail and in customer facing roles and in the summer of 2019 Phoebe decided to pursue a career in veterinary care. She took on a voluntary role at the PDSA before joining the Goddard Group. Phoebe has a keen interest in exotics and outside of work takes care of her four snakes and two cats.
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