Welcome to Goddard Vets Epsom Downs
Our Epsom Downs branch is just a few minutes from the Grade 1 Epsom Racecourse. 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alex Richardson BVSc MRCVS
Alex graduated from the University of Pretoria, qualifying with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2013. He then spent three years in mixed-practice in South Africa, with highlights including work with the lion park and elephant sanctuary. After moving to the UK in 2016, Alex worked in various small animal practices before joining the team at Epsom Downs in 2020. Alex is particularly interested in surgery and focuses on ensuring a low stress environment for his patients.
Megan Freeman RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Megan qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2019. She enjoys going for long walks with her chocolate Labrador, Echo and adopted a cat called Niblet.
Lauren Jones RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
After completing an Animal Management Diploma Lauren worked as a kennel assistant before qualifying as an RVN in 2021. 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.
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
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