Welcome to Goddard Vets Highbury
How to Find Us
Our Highbury veterinary practice is situated just a stone’s throw from Canonbury Station, set within a parade of shops. Our Highbury vet practice is home to our long-standing dedicated team who are well trusted within the local community. Our team strives to provide the best possible care for their patients and pet owners under their care.
Facilities and Services
Our Highbury vet surgery has excellent on-site facilities to provide a range of pet healthcare services from routine health check-ups to more specialist services like blood testing, x-rays, and operations.
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.
Parking and Accessibility
Metered parking is available near the surgery for clients, and the practice is connected to public transport links. We’re right next door to Canonbury Overground station, the Highbury & Islington tube station is a 10-minute walk away, and the Essex Road National Rail station is a 15-minute walk away.
What to do in the Event of an Emergency
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 Highbury branch is Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, their number is 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, any time of the day or night.
Highest Standards of Veterinary Care
Our Highbury practice has been awarded the internationally recognised Cat Friendly Clinic Silver Status for our work in reducing the stress cats experience when attending veterinary practices.
This branch is also 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
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.
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.
Cat Friendly Clinics
We are members of the International Society of Feline Medicine and many of our practices have been awarded the internationally recognised Cat Friendly Clinic status. We take great care to ensure that our feline friends feel as comfortable as possible in our practices. Please ask us for help if your cat is particularly nervous about visiting the vet.
We offer 15-minute appointments as a standard for most 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.
Taking care of your pet’s teeth is vitally important for their overall health. Just as we brush our teeth each day and get regular dental check-ups, our pets also need regular preventative care, dental check-ups and dental treatment for a range of dental diseases or trauma. We recommend keeping up-to-date with your pet’s dental health and, as with any aspect of their wellbeing, we see prevention as a much better outcome than a cure.
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.
Flea and Worm Treatment
Flea and Worm control is not only important for your pet’s health but also for public health. We provide Prescription-Only Medicine, so if we have not recently examined your pet and prescribed a Prescription-Only parasiticide, you’ll need to book a formal consultation with your vet so that we can supply you with the product. We are always happy to provide advice on the best preventative care for your animal so please call in if you have any questions.
Free Kitten & Puppy checks
Should your new arrival be too young to start their vaccinations and have no underlying health issues, feel free to book a free kitten or puppy check with one of our veterinary surgeons.
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.
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.
Pet Vaccinations in London
Vaccinating your pet is an essential part of being a pet owner and looking after your beloved dog, cat, rabbit or any other animal you choose to bring into your home. Vaccinations are a vital part of the process used by millions of pet owners to keep their pets safe.
Just like humans, pets require regular vaccinations to create a biological defence against some of the nasty diseases that can be picked up in everyday life. If your pet is unvaccinated and catches one of these illnesses then the symptoms could be fatal or cause long-term harm, meaning that staying on top of your pet’s vaccines is very important.
Weight and Diet Advice
Our knowledgeable team can offer support and advice on managing your pet’s weight and diet.
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.
Caroline Frith BVMS MRCVS [OV]
Caroline works at the practice every Friday so that Louise can benefit from a well-earned rest! Caroline qualified from Glasgow in 2000 and then spent her first year in practice in New York in a cat hospital before returning to the UK and working in rural Buckinghamshire for three years before settling in London. Caroline has a particular interest in rabbit nutrition and preventative healthcare and has a cat called Wilbur. Caroline is an Official Veterinarian [OV] which means that she is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. When she is not working or being Mum, Caroline enjoys running and cycling.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Emily studied Animal Management and worked in a variety of animal based workplaces including zoos, veterinary clinics and groomers in London and in Kent. After starting a family Emily is resuming her career in the veterinary profession and joined the team at Highbury in 2020. Emily looks forward to qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse in the future. She has a keen interest in animal behaviour and wellbeing, and her favourite part of the job is theatre and recovery, and earning the trust with the patients to create special relationships.
Rebekah joined the team at Highbury in in 2023. She was born and bred in a small town on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand relocated to London at the end of 2022. Rebekah oves being part of a veterinary team and outside of work enjoys getting outdoors, exploring, all things coffee, and sport, especially hockey. Her first ‘child’, a fluffy little black cat called Lottie, is currently being babysat by her grandparents back home in New Zealand.
Caroline has over 20 years experience working in managerial roles within the veterinary and hospitality industries, and she joined the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2019. Caroline has a passion for developing business and supporting individuals and teams to maximise their own potential. Outside of work creativity is her main focus with stained glass, print making, painting and drawing on the list of many hobbies. Caroline lives in West London and she enjoys the energy of the city but also the opportunity just to relax with her two adorable cats who are credited for her move into the veterinary industry.
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