Welcome to Goddard Vets Plaistow
Here you will find our dedicated and friendly team on hand to take care of all your veterinary needs. We pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of care.
Facilities and Services
Our Plaistow 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 Plaistow vet practice at the bottom of this page.
How to Find Us
Our Plaistow practice can be found on Barking Road, in the London Borough of Newham. Our Plaistow branch has been serving the local community for over 40 years.
Parking and Accessibility
If you are travelling to our Plaistow practice via car, parking can usually be found on Inniskilling Road, or on other side streets adjacent to the surgery. Alternatively, the nearest tube station is Upton Park. If you are coming on the bus, the No. 5, 115, 147 and 330 all 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 Plaistow practice is 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 Plaistow 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.
In light of our work in reducing the stress cats experience when attending veterinary practices, we have been awarded the internationally recognised Cat-Friendly Clinic status.
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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.
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.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Jessica joined the team at Plaistow in 2022.
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.
Hafsah joined the team at Plaistow in 2022, She is a second year student at Roehampton University, studying a Bachelors degree in Zoology, and has previously studied level 3 Animal Management in CANDI. Hafsah-Iman is hoping to gain knowledge and experience to build her career in animal welfare and conservation and combine her nursing experience with this. Outside of work and university, Hafsah-Iman enjoys the performing arts, fine arts and volunteering in Osteology.
Stefania-Maria had a love of all things veterinary at a young age and has taken part in various volunteering programs. After earning her animal management diploma she joined the team at Plaistow in 2022 and is excited about following her journey to becoming a qualified RVN with the help of the Goddard Veterinary Group’s own training program. Stef owns a dog, budgie and a cat which she rescued herself. In her spare time Stef enjoys listening to music, reading and spending time with her pets.
Danielle joined the team at Plaistow in 2023 and has always loved animals and dreamed of a career within the veterinary industry. Danielle is looking forward to training to eventually qualify as a veterinary nurse with the help of Goddard’s own training program. At home Danielle has two cheeky cat brothers Marley and Ziggy who are her world and in her free time enjoys trying new foods, travelling, music gigs and a good spa day.
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.
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!
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