Welcome to Goddard Vets Loughton
Our Loughton veterinary practice has been assisting the pets of Essex and London since it was established in 2003. After a complete refurbishment, the practice now has lots of indoor space to create a stress-free and friendlier space for pets.
The dedicated and caring team of Loughton vets pride themselves on the connections they can create with their patients to help them stay calm and relaxed. They are always happy to offer helpful advice to pet owners on anything to help keep their pet’s welfare in top condition, so their fluffy companion remains in the best health.
How to Find Us:
Our Loughton vets is located in Epping Forest in the Southwest of Essex in Epping Forest. It lies just outside the London boroughs of Redbridge and Waltham Forest and is easily accessible both by car and by public transport.
Parking and Accessibility:
There is parking available outside the building and on the surrounding streets. The practice is a short 10-minute walk from Loughton Tube Station which sits on the Underground’s Central Line, and the 167 bus has a stop right outside the front of the surgery.
Facilities and Services:
The practice’s excellent facilities are fully equipped to care for you and your pet with state-of-the-art care that allows blood testing, x-rays and routine operations to be performed. View the full list of services offered by our Loughton vet practice below.
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, we have emergency pet hospitals that offer dedicated emergency pet care services across Greater London open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 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.
The closest hospital to our Loughton vets is Wanstead Veterinary Hospital. Call 020 8989 7744 to speak to a member of our team.
Highest Standards of Veterinary Care:
Our Loughton 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.
Free Kitten & Puppy checks
Should your new arrival be too young to start their vaccinations, 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.
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.
Sheree Maas BVSc MRCVS [OV]
Sheree graduated from Melbourne University in 2010 and worked at a veterinary hospital in Australia for three years before travelling to the UK and locuming with the Goddard Group before eventually joining the team at Loughton permanently in 2018. Sheree is currently studying for a small animal Certificate in medicine and has a special interest in feline medicine. Sheree has two miniature dachshunds that live with her sister and has adopted a rescue cat called Mimi.
Samantha Clements RVN, Senior Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Sam qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2006 whilst working at the Wanstead Veterinary Hospital. She then went on to further her career by studying equine veterinary nursing and re-joined the practice in 2014 as a senior nurse at the Loughton branch. Sam has a keen interest in surgical nursing and patient rehabilitation. She has a pet dog, Dorothy, who she hand reared from birth due to Dorothy’s severe cleft palate.
Su Glass RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Su is a familiar face at the practice having started working for the Goddard Group straight from school. Over the years Su has worked as head nurse at the hospital in Wanstead, part time here at Loughton whilst bringing up a family, the hydrotherapy pool and covering maternity leave at the Chingford surgery. Su returned to the Loughton surgery in 2014 after completing her VCA qualification and completed her nursing diploma in 2018. Su has a particular interest in dog behavior and puppy advice.
Amy Regan RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Amy had a keen interest in animals from a young age and completed work experience at a veterinary clinic during her school years and worked her summer holidays in a boarding kennels. She went on to join Goddard Veterinary Group from school where she completed her Animal Nursing Assistant course and became a Student Veterinary Nurse before qualifying as an RVN in 2019 and joining the team at Loughton.
Sarah Butler RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Sarah joined the team at Loughton in 2021 having graduated as a Registered Veterinary Nurse at the hospital in Wanstead twenty years previously. Sarah went on to become Head Nurse at another hospital in North London before taking some time out to have a family. Sarah is now pleased to be returning to the job she loves and has a keen interest in all aspects of theatre and nurse consultations.
Laila studied Animal Care before going on to complete a Veterinary Support Assistant Diploma. Laila aspires to become a veterinary nurse with the aim of bettering pets’ lives.
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
Client parking is available in front of the surgery and also in garages behind the surgery on the right hand side of Stonards Hill.Get directions
The surgery is a ten minute walk from Loughton tube station (Central line).Get directions
Bus number 167 stops outside the surgery.