Welcome to Goddard Vets Kennington
Here you will find our long-standing and dedicated team is on hand to care for all your veterinary needs. Your animal’s welfare is our number one priority, so you can feel confident that we provide the highest quality of care at this practice.
Facilities and Services
Our Ilford 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 Kennington vet practice at the bottom of this page.
How to Find Us
Our Kennington practice is conveniently located on Kennington Road. This practice has been serving the local community since the 1980s, and it became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2001.
Parking and Accessibility
If you are visiting our Kennington surgery via car, there are lots of free parking bays on Kennington Road and Windmill Road, between 10 am – 4 pm. Pay and display meters are also available in the area.
Alternatively, we are just a few minutes’ walk from Vauxhall Train Station, where you can access both underground and overground trains. Bus No. 159, 59, 3, and 133 also make stops very close to the practice.
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 Kennington practice is the Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital. They can be contacted on 020 8946 4228. 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 Kennington 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poppy Simonson BVSc MSc MRCVS [OV]
Since graduating from Bristol University, Poppy has worked as a vet in Dorset and London. She joined the team at Kennington in 2021 and loves all aspects of her job, but especially internal medicine. Outside of work, Poppy is completing a PhD in infectious and tropical diseases and keeps busy with hobbies such as running and painting.
Louise Manotam RVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
Louise joined the Goddard family in 2017 and joined the team at Kennington in 2020. Louise is interested in feline behaviour and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2021. In her spare time, Louise enjoys watching animal documentaries, singing and playing computer games.
Caroline has over 20 years experience working in managerial roles within the veterinary and hospitality industries, and she joined the Goddard 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.
Tel: 020 8506 0703
Parking around the surgery is ample with free parking bays between 10am – 4pm situated on Kennington Road & Windmill Row. Pay and display meters are situated around the area.
There is also two hours free parking for Tesco shoppers a few minutes walk from the surgery.Get directions
- We are a few minutes walk from Vauxhall Train Station (Overground, Victoria & Northern Lines), Kennington
- Underground Station (Northern Line) & Oval Underground Station (Northern Line)
Numbers 159, 59, and 3 bus routes run down Kennington Road and the 133 bus route also runs close to the surgery.