Welcome to Epsom Downs
Just a few minutes from the Grade 1 Epsom Racecourse is our Epsom Downs practice. This well-established practice has been treating pets from the local community for over 30 years and became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2009.
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 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 Epsom Downs branch is Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital 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.
Certificate Holders & Advanced Practitioners
Many of our veterinary surgeons have undertaken advanced training and are able to treat more complicated cases. They are happy to receive referrals in areas such as internal medicine, cardiology, orthopaedic, laparoscopic and soft tissue surgery. We invest heavily in the ongoing training of all our staff, meaning you can rest assured that your pet will be in good hands.
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.
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.
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.
Lucia Hancox BVSc GPCert MRCVS [OV]
Lucia qualified from Sydney in 1995 after accepting a full academic scholarship. Lucia gained a Certificate of General Practice in Feline Medicine in 2009. As an Official Veterinarian [OV] Lucia is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Her rescue dog Millie comes to work with her every day, although her cat Zippy prefers to stay at home and get a good day’s sleep instead.
Scarlett Onofrio RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Scarlett joined the team at Epsom in 2018 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2013, although she has been working with animals for much longer than that. Scarlett specialises in clinical coaching helping student veterinary nurses reach their full potential. She is a caring and devoted nurse with a particular interest in consulting and radiography.
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
After completing an Animal Management Diploma Lauren worked as a kennel assistant and this experience prepared her well for a career with us. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys going to the gym and walking her Whippet/Bedlington Terrier called Sidney. She also owns two African Pygmy Hedgehogs called Boo and Lilo.
Before joining the branch Maddy had spent 20 years working for the Met Police Mounted Branch and although this was an office based role Maddy loved working in an environment surrounded by horses. At home, she has a working cocker spaniel called Milo whom she loves taking for walks.
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
There is a large, free car park at the end of the parade of shops where we are situated and opposite the surgery there is plentiful on-road parking.Get directions
The surgery is just a few minutes walk from Tattenham Corner mainline station.Get directions
The following bus services run directly past the front of the surgery:
- Bus No. 318
- Bus No. 460