Welcome to Goddard Vets Putney
Located on the Lower Richmond Road you will find our Putney branch, the 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.
*Christmas Opening Times*
Please note the practice will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. All other days are as normal.
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.
80% of dogs and cats over three years of age suffer some form of dental disease. Thankfully, the majority of dental problems are treatable and most are preventable. Speak to your local team for more information. Our practices are well equipped to perform routine dental procedures, and many of them benefit from dental X-rays to help diagnose and guide treatment.
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.
We actively promote the benefits of neutering your pet. We offer competitive pricing without any compromise on standards, employing the use of modern anaesthetics and monitoring equipment to ensure these procedures are very safe for your pet.
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.
We offer a pet passport service at all of our practices to enable you to travel to many countries around the world 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 is originally from Australia and has developed a wide range of experience both in London and Sydney. Lu is dedicated to providing the best possible care for her patients. She feels a particular bond with her feline patients and her special interests lie in medicine and dermatology. As a Ministry appointed Official Veterinarian (OV) Lu is authorised to issue pet passports and pet export certificates. Away from the surgery, Lu enjoys travel, skiing and spending time with her very spoilt rescue cat, Angel.
Caroline Ferri RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Caroline has worked for the practice since 2013 and qualified as an RVN in 2016. Caroline also has a degree in Zoology and a Master’s degree in Wild Animal Biology. Caroline previously worked as a keeper at the London Zoo primarily based with the Penguins and helped to hand raise many birds and other little critters. She has a rather spoilt cat at home and an enormous goldfish who is just as greedy and demanding as the cat!
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.
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
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.
Jo followed her dream of working in the veterinary industry after 10 years in retail management. She began as a receptionist in a veterinary practice and quickly progressed to become practice manager. In 2018 Jo joined the Goddard Veterinary Group and her professional passion and motivation is customer service and people development. In her spare time Jo enjoys walking her two chihuahuas, Theo and Roxy and spending time with family and friends.
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.