Welcome to Goddard Vets Plaistow
Set within a parade of shops, our Plaistow branch has been serving the local community for over 40 years. Our friendly and enthusiastic team is always happy to assist their clients by offering helpful advice on pet health care and animal welfare.
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 Plaistow 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 any time 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.
This branch has been awarded the internationally-recognised Cat Friendly Clinic status for our work in reducing the stress cats experience when attending veterinary practices.
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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.
Angel Martin Fernandez MRCVS
Angel qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Spain in 2005 and worked for seven years in Sevilla, the town of his birth, mostly specialising in small animals but also working with exotics. He moved to the UK and worked in the North of England for a couple of years before joining the Goddard Group in 2015. Angel enjoys all aspects of first opinion practice and has a keen interest in birds and dentistry.
Saira Carstens RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Saira joined the team at Plaistow in 2018 after completing her Level 3 Diploma in veterinary nursing in 2017. Saira has been working in small animal practices for nine years and is particularly interested in canine behaviour and critical care.
Anna Gabell RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Prior to joining the team at Plaistow in 2018, Anna worked at our Barkingside surgery. Anna qualified as Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2021. Anna previously volunteered with the PDSA and ran her own pet sitting and walking business. She enjoys cycling in her spare time and has two Chihuahuas.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Zulfa studied an access to science course at a further education college prior to enrolling to the Veterinary degree course with Middlesex university. Zulfa is currently in her final year and is soon to graduate. She has a keen interest in nursing exotics and wildlife so much so she has chosen this as her final year’s elective module.
Neama joined the team at Plaistow in 2021 after locuming for the practice for a while. Neama studied animal care at college and also offers cat sitting services and enjoys spending time with her cat Yummy. Her dream is to start veterinary nurse training in the future.
Kimberley joined the team at Plaistow in 2021. Shortly after moving to London, Kimberley started working as a dog walker and pet sitter where she developed a keen interest in training and behaviour. After working as a veterinary receptionist for almost a year, she is now keen to progress in her veterinary career and hopes to start training as a nurse in the near future.
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 can normally be found in Inniskilling road and other side roads adjacent to the surgery. Beware of parking on the double yellow lines at the top of Inniskilling road as these are covered by the Bus lane camera!
There are short term parking bays nearby which are Pay for Parking by Phone. Details of how to register for this are available hereGet directions
The nearest tube station is Upton Park.Get directions
Buses 5, 115, 147, 330, all pass the surgery along the Barking road (Samson Street or Boleyn stop).