Welcome to Goddard Vets Putney
Located on the Lower Richmond Road, the Putney practice has been serving the local community since 2001 and has been part of the Goddard Veterinary Group since 2006. Our dedicated, long-standing team are well known within the local community, with many pet owners popping in just to say hello when passing.
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 Putney branch is Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital call 020 8946 4228. 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Wellness health screen
Spotting potential health issues before signs appear can help protect your pet from serious disease.
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.
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.
Ruth Gloster MVB MRCVS [OV]
Ruth qualified from Dublin University in 2006 and has worked for the Goddard Veterinary Group since 2010, becoming the branch vet in Putney in 2012. Ruth enjoys all aspects of general practice and has completed a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. Ruth is an Official Veterinarian [OV] which means that she is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Outside of work Ruth keeps herself very active – triathlon is her main hobby and she is a regular on the London Marathon start line.
Lu Dong BVSc MRCVS [OV]
Lu qualified from the University of Sydney in 2010 and has been at the Fulham surgery since 2016. She is originally from Australia and has a wide range of experience working in first opinion practices. Lu has a special interest in dermatology and soft tissue surgery. She is an Official Veterinarian (OV) which authorises her to issue pets passports and complete export health certificates. Away from the surgery, Lu spends most of her free time at the park with her son, husband and very spoilt whippet Mzuri.
Stephanie Friedman BVSc MRCVS [OV]
Steph hails from sunny South Africa and qualified from Onderstepoort in 2012. Having grown up with a range of pets, the decision to become a vet was an easy one and after qualifying Steph moved to London where she has worked in a variety of permanent and locum roles across London. Steph has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery, enjoys a challenging medical work up and focuses on preventative healthcare to promote optimal health throughout your pet’s life.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Natalie is currently studying to become a veterinary nurse and has always had a love for all animals. Outside of work she enjoys spoiling her flatmate’s cat Rollie and has just taken up photography.
Naomi originally worked as a travel agent before pursuing a career in the veterinary industry. She worked at an independent veterinary practice as an ECC trainee nurse, before joining the Goddard Group in 2019. Naomi has always had a keen interest in working with pets and is looking forward to eventually training as a veterinary nurse. In her spare time Naomi enjoys meeting up with friends, visiting her elderly relatives, watching rugby and walking her Golden Retriever in the local park.
Bronagh was a dog groomer before joining the team at Putney in 2021. She has always wanted to pursue a career working with animals and is aspiring to become a Veterinary Nurse. Outside of work Bronagh enjoys nature and photography. She also hopes to one day own a rescue greyhound.
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
Pay and Display parking is available along residential streets close to the practice.Get directions
The nearest stations are Putney Bridge (Underground) and Putney (National Rail).Get directions
The 22, 265 and 435 buses stop just 30 seconds away from the practice.