Welcome to Ewell
Our Ewell branch has been established for over 60 years and in 2009 became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group. Many of our dedicated and caring team members are familiar faces to our clients having worked at the branch for a number of years. Anne O’Meara, one of our Veterinary Surgeons, is widely recognised for her expertise in guinea-pigs, with pet owners travelling from all over the UK to see her.
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 Ewell 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.
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.
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.
Anne O’Meara BVetMed MRCVS [OV]
Anne qualified from the RVC in London in 1984 and started her career at the RSPCA Harmsworth hospital. She has been at the Ewell surgery since 1994 and has become widely recognised due to her special interest in guinea-pigs, with pet owners travelling from all over the UK to see her. As an Official Veterinarian [OV] Anne is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Anne spends most of her free time exercising her horse, Valentino, and walking her rescue dog Minty.
James McCourt BVSc MRCVS [OV]
James is a ‘local’ and, in the past, we have supported his career from early days with work experience through to seeing practice as a vet student from Liverpool University. Naturally, we were very happy that years later James re-joined the team as an experienced vet. James is an Official Veterinarian [OV] which means that he is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates.
Rachel Homeny MRCVS
Rachel is originally from the USA and graduated from Ohio State Veterinary School in 2010 and joined the Goddard Group in 2017. Whilst in vet school, Rachel attended a summer research program at Cambridge University and following graduation she became a member of the RCVS and moved to London. She worked as a small animal vet for three years before returning to university and completing a Masters in pharmaceutical management.
Heather Latham RVN
Senior Nurse - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Heather heads up our team of nurses, coordinating surgical and nursing duties. She enjoys a wide variety of sports iand is a regular at the local gym. Heather has two cats, Wotsit and Vader who were both taken on as stray kittens from Veterinary Assist charity.
Michelle Whitefoot RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Michelle qualified as an RVN in 2001 and has a particular interest in postoperative nursing, dentistry and the special care required for inpatients. Michelle has a young son and daughter and when she does get some spare time, enjoys shopping and socialising with friends.
Samantha Lyons RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Samantha undertook her training to become a veterinary nurse at the Goddard Veterinary Group’s own College. She enjoys reading, socialising and walking her dog, a Pug cross Chihuahua called Trixie.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Hayley previously studied Marine Biology and worked in the animal care team at the London Aquarium. She then decided to pursue a career in veterinary care and joined the Ewell branch in 2017. Hayley is currently studying for her veterinary nursing qualification.
Jannine is responsible for running the vets’ diaries, looking after clients and dealing with any queries that may arise. She very much enjoys her role and has keenly completed many courses since joining the Ewell surgery in 2006. An experienced receptionist, Jannine has also attended pet bereavement courses enabling her to offer clients additional support during this difficult time.
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
We have our own client parking on site, Ewell is also well served by public transport.
Ewell West, Ewell East and Stoneleigh stations are all less within walking distance. Please see below for the directions to Ewell East.Get directions
The following buses stop near the practice:
- Bus No. 406 from Tolworth
- Bus No. 293 from Ewell Village and Epsom