Welcome to Goddard Vets Edgware
Just opposite Canons Park Station, our Edgware branch has been treating pets in the local community for years before joining the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2003. With our dedicated and longstanding team, you are sure to see a familiar face when you visit this branch.
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. We are also an Approved Weight Management Centre having gained ‘Centre of Excellence’ status for their management of overweight and obese cats and dogs and the work they undertake to educate clients on keeping their pets a healthy weight throughout life. Similar to humans’ obesity in pets is an increasing problem and it is a fantastic achievement to be able to offer our pet owners such an invaluable service.
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 Edgware branch is Mandeville Veterinary Hospital call 020 8845 5677. 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.
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.
We actively promote the benefits of neutering your pet. 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 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.
Joanne Ross BVSc MRCVS [OV]
Joanne graduated in Queensland in 1987. She gained a wealth of veterinary experience working in her native land and joined us in 2008. Joanne is an Official Veterinarian [OV] which means that she is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Joanne enjoys travelling in her spare time and walking in Wales.
Hollie Robinson RVN
Hollie qualified as a RVN in 2014 and worked at various practices to gain more experience, including the Royal Veterinary College. Hollie worked as a locum at the Edgware branch for 6 months before becoming a permanent member of the team in 2018. She has always been passionate about animal welfare and worked with horses for many years as a riding instructor and groom before deciding to enter the veterinary profession . Hollie still owns her own horse, Chilli as well as her little rescue staffie, Amber.
Libby Smith RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Libby joined the team at Edgware in 2018 having worked as a veterinary nurse for six years after finally pushing herself to pursue her dream career. Libby has a keen interest in nurse consults and in helping owners and watching their relationship with their pets grow. Libby has a Pomeranian called Tetsuo and they both love going on adventures to explore new places.
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Cat has attained Animal Care qualifications and has her heart set on starting her veterinary nurse training. She would ultimately like to specialise in animal behaviour and training. Cat is an artistic and creative person who has a passion for drawing.
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Jay is working towards studying veterinary medicine at university and is particularly interested in zoological medicine, especially for exotic animals. He has also worked with dairy cows, performing therapeutic techniques on them. Jay has two rescue cats at home who were adopted from Cats Protection.
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Cara is new to the veterinary industry, joining the team at Edgware straight after completing her GCSEs in 2017. Cara is looking forward to her training and one day hopes to qualify as a veterinary nurse. She has always had a passion for animals and a particular love for horses – currently she has shares in a lovely Irish sports horse who she loves to ride and look after in her spare time. Cara found her passion for horses when helping out at a local stables. Cara frequently travels to Ireland to visit family and she loves to be outdoors walking her labradoodle Bella.
Kerry joined the practice in 2006. When she is not at work Kerry enjoys spending time with her family, including her much-loved dog Louie, travelling to new places and exploring London. Kerry also enjoys photography.
Chloe joined the team at Edgware in 2018 after completing her degree studying Law with Criminology LLB. Chloe has always had a love and passion for animals.
Adrian’s background was originally in retail management and he has been involved in veterinary practice management since 1999. Adrian is Regional Manager for the eleven branches in the North West region. He lives with his wife and a menagerie of rescued waifs and strays including Spaniels Monty and Connie, five cats, and two tortoises, one of which is blind. Adrian is a keen cyclist and has masterminded several very successful charity rides for the Group, raising in excess of £30,000 over the years for good causes.
Tel: 0208 845 5677