Welcome to Goddard Vets Gidea Park
Conveniently located in this peaceful residential area is our Gidea Park branch. This practice was opened in 1995 and has since been expanded and fully renovated to offer more spacious premises to facilitate this busy practice. Despite its size, this practice retains the personal touch you would expect from a smaller practice giving you and your pet the individual service you both deserve. Our longstanding and dedicated team is well-known and trusted by the local community with many pet owners popping in just to say hello when passing.
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 Gidea Park branch is Wanstead Veterinary Hospital call 020 8989 7744. 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
We offer this alternative pain management therapy at a number of our practices. Acupuncture is always performed by one of our veterinary surgeons who has undertaken further training in this complementary therapy. Please speak to your vet to learn whether acupuncture might be helpful for your pet, and to find our nearest practice offering the service.
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.
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.
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.
Puppy & Kitten vaccination course
Please contact your veterinary surgeon to discuss your pet’s vaccination requirements along with the possibility of saving money on these and many other benefits by joining our preventative healthcare plan, ProActive Pets.
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.
All of our theatres are fully-equipped to allow our veterinary surgeons to perform your pet’s operation, each with suitable monitoring equipment to ensure your pet’s anaesthetic is as safe as possible. We maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and invest regularly in continuing education for our veterinary surgeons to ensure they are familiar with the latest techniques
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.
Richard Marks BVM&S MRCVS [OV]
Richard actually grew up in the area and attended Coopers School in Upminster before graduating from Edinburgh in 1999. He is interested in all aspects of surgery and medicine and also offers acupuncture to clients who want to pursue complementary treatments alongside traditional medicine to help control chronic pain in pets. Richard is an Official Veterinarian [OV] which means that he is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Richard spends most of his spare time with his children who help him to look after his two cats, Panther and Leopard and two guinea pigs, Oak and Obsiddian. His main interests are wildlife spotting, hiking and spending time outdoors.
Janice Godfrey RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Janice qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 1986 whilst working at the PDSA charity. Initially, she worked at our Wanstead Hospital before moving on to the Hackney surgery for many years. Our clients are well aware of Janice’s wonderfully kind and caring approach to her work. In her spare time Janice is a devoted pet owner.
Rebecca Dangerfield RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Rebecca joined the branch in 2015 and a year later completed her nursing degree. Rebecca has a keen interest in canine behaviour and has a variety of pets at home including a border collie called Willow and two parrots.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Tayla has worked for the Goddard Group since January 2017 and is currently studying to gain her veterinary nurse qualification. Tayla helps run the puppy parties at the Gidea Park branch and loves seeing all the puppies grow! At home Tayla has two cats and two dogs and enjoys taking the dogs for walks on the beach.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Amy has qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and horse riding.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Holly studied Animal Management at Writtle college in 2016 before going to work for Hopefield Animal Sanctuary. She joined the team at Gidea Park in 2018 and is currently training to become a veterinary nurse. Holly has a keen interest in animal welfare and the more exotic patients.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Shauna always wanted to work with animals and since joining the practice has discovered a new-found love for miniature Dachshunds and is looking forward to getting one of her own. Outside of work, Shauna is a musical theatre and Disney enthusiast.
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Danielle is a qualified Animal Nursing Assistant and a keen dog lover. She homed a stray Staffordshire bull terrier called Bailey who is now a much loved family member.
Michelle helps to process client insurance claims and can deal with your account queries.
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