Facilities and Services 

Our Gidea Park practice is fully equipped to care for your pet with our excellent on-site facilities, allowing for blood testing, x-rays and operations to be performed. You can find the full list of services we offer at our Gidea Park vet practice at the bottom of this page. 

Vet and Nurse Appointments

Click on the fee tab to see prices for our standard vet appointments and neutering. See Vet and Nurse appointments for more information on the types and length of consultations available in practice. Fees for other appointments and treatments are available by speaking with us in practice.

144 Balgores Lane
Gidea Park
Romford
Essex
RM2 6BP
Monday
8am – 7pm
Tuesday
8am – 7pm
Wednesday (Nurse consults only)
9am – 12pm
Thursday
8am – 7pm
Friday
8am – 7pm
Saturday
8am – 1pm
Sunday
Closed
Standard vet appointment
£54
Follow up vet appointment
£50
Extended vet appointment
£60
Dog neutering
From £220
Cat neutering
From £79
Prescription fee per item
included in medication fee (if dispensed in practice)
Prescription fee per item
£21.36 (for dispensing elsewhere)

How to Find Us

Our Gidea Park practice is located in a quiet residential area on Balgores Lane. The clinic first opened back in 1995 and has since been expanded to offer more spacious premises while retaining its place at the heart of the community.

Parking and Accessibility 

If you’re travelling to our Gidea Park practice via car, free parking is available in the car park opposite us, or on the neighbouring streets. Alternatively, if you are travelling by public transport,  Gidea Park National Rail is right opposite the practice and Bus No. 294 and 469 from Romford make stops very close by. 

What to do in the event of an Emergency 

In the event of an emergency, or if your pet is unwell outside the practice hours, then we have an emergency vet hospital that can provide urgent assistance. Our veterinary hospitals are open 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day. The closest hospital to our Gidea Park practice is the Wanstead Veterinary Hospital. They can be contacted on 020 8989 7744. For your peace of mind, and continuity of care, your pet’s medical history is accessible from all of our branches, at any time. 

Highest Standards of Veterinary Care 

Our Gidea Park practice 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

Animal Health Certificates

Blood Testing

Consultations

Dentistry

Diagnostic Imaging

Flea and Worm Treatment

Free Kitten & Puppy checks

Healthcare Plan – ProActive Pets

Neutering

Nurse Clinics

Pet Insurance Information

Pet Microchips

Puppy & Kitten vaccination course

Pet Vaccinations

Weight and Diet Advice

Wellness health screen

X-Ray

Meet the Team

Our network of branches and hospitals have the support of an experienced management team as well as administrative backup.

Richard Marks BVM&S MRCVS [OV]

Veterinary Surgeon

Richard Marks BVM&S MRCVS [OV]

Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Amy Jones RVN

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

Amy Jones RVN

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

Amy joined the branch in 2006 and qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant in 2009. Amy qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in November 2019 and since then has become the Senior Nurse at the clinic. Amy has a keen interest in radiography and the caseload at the branch enables her to further this interest. In her spare time, she enjoys dog walking and spending time with family and friends.

Janice Godfrey RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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.

Holly White RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Holly White RVN

Registered 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 qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2022. Holly has a keen interest in animal welfare and the more exotic patients.

Beth Morton-Kemp

Student Veterinary Nurse

Beth Morton-Kemp

Student Veterinary Nurse

Zara Morse

Student Veterinary Nurse

Zara Morse

Student Veterinary Nurse

Zara joined the team at Gidea Park in 2022 having previously volunteered at South Essex Wildlife Hospital.  At home Zara has a dog called Pickle and loves spending time with him.

Danielle Lagden

Nursing Assistant

Danielle Lagden

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.

Abbie Stockdale

Nursing Assistant

Abbie Stockdale

Nursing Assistant

Abbie joined the team at Gidea Park after studying Animal Management at Writtle College. Abbie volunteered at South Essex Wildlife hospital, where she gained invaluable experience handling various temperamental animals from seals to stray dogs to cold-blooded species. Abbie has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of animals along with their behaviours. At home, she has a playful boxer dog and loves to take her on long walks at her local park.

Michelle Putt

Branch Administrator

Michelle Putt

Branch Administrator

Michelle helps to process client insurance claims and can deal with your account queries.

Philippa Davis

Regional Manager

Philippa Davis

Regional Manager

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!).

Find Us

Our Address

144 Balgores Lane
Gidea Park
Romford
Essex
RM2 6BP
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