Welcome to Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital

Our Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital has been offering veterinary care in Wimbledon for over 100 years and became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2001. Remaining a consistent part of the community through this time, Stone Lion Hospital offers the highest standards of care to pets requiring an Emergency Vet in South West London.

Vet and Nurse Appointments

Click on the fee tab to see prices for our standard vet appointments and neutering. See Vet and Nurse appointments for more information on the types and length of consultations available in practice. Fees for other appointments and treatments are available by speaking with us in practice.

Emergency Facilities and Services

Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital is open 24hrs a day, 365 days per year, with experienced vets and nurses always on hand to care for your pet. Alongside an extensive range of daily veterinary practices offered at our hospital, there are a number of specialist practices available under the same roof or as part of referrals to Goddard Veterinary Group’s recommended practitioners. Our range of services varies from vaccinations and health checks to consultations, diagnostic tests, and a range of medical and surgical treatments.

All our hospital veterinary surgeons have their own areas of particular interest and are available to provide further advice and experienced veterinary opinion for referrals in many of the following disciplines:

  • Emergency and critical care
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Internal medicine

We are dedicated to offering a friendly and compassionate service to our clients and providing the highest quality healthcare for your pet. Our veterinary surgeons are assisted by knowledgeable and experienced staff helping us set the standards for excellence in veterinary care. We offer separate cat and dog waiting areas in our spacious air-conditioned reception area to ensure your pets remain calm and comfortable. We also provide complimentary coffee and tea and video information screens. The reception area offers a wide range of pet accessories and high-quality complete pet foods, and our reception team will be happy to advise on your pet’s nutritional and health needs.

We have excellent facilities including consultation rooms, dedicated operating suites, separate dog and cat hospitalisation wards, and isolation areas where strict barrier nursing techniques are observed. We pride ourselves on our intensive care facilities with fluid infusion pumps, oxygen therapy kennels, heating incubators, and advanced monitoring equipment.

41 High Street
Wimbledon Village
Wimbledon
London
SW19 5AU

Our Out of Hours Emergency Fees

Every Day
10pm-8am
£236.54
Monday to Friday
8am-9am & 7pm-10pm
£194.80
Saturday
5pm-10pm
£194.80
Sunday & Bank Holiday
8am-10pm
£236.54
Standard vet appointment
£69
Follow up vet appointment
£64
Extended vet appointment
£89
Dog neutering
From £295
Cat neutering
From £118
Dog initial vaccination
£98
Dog booster vaccination
£69
Cat initial vaccination
£95
Cat booster vaccination
£75
Prescription fee per item
included in medication fee (if dispensed in practice)
Prescription fee per item
£23.50 (for dispensing elsewhere)

How To Find Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital

Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital is found on High Street close to the southwest corner of Wimbledon and Putney Commons. The practice is a 15-minute walk from Wimbledon Station heading west along Wimbledon Hill Road. The station is accessible on South Western Railway and Thameslink trains. If you are visiting the practice by car there is limited bay parking available outside the practice.

Please note this practice is located within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

 

Highest Standards of Veterinary Care

Our Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital 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 also 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

24 hour care

Animal Health Certificates

Blood Testing

Cat Friendly Clinics

Certificate Holders & Advanced Practitioners

Consultations

Dentistry

Diagnostic Imaging

Flea and Worm Treatment

Free Kitten & Puppy checks

Healthcare Plan – ProActive Pets

Neutering

Nurse Clinics

Pet Insurance Information

Pet Microchips

Puppy & Kitten vaccination course

Referrals

Pet Vaccinations

Weight and Diet Advice

Wellness health screen

X-Ray

Meet the Team

Our network of branches and hospitals have the support of an experienced management team as well as administrative backup.

Vets

Julie Johnson BSc BVetMed MRCVS

Regional Head Vet

Julie Johnson BSc BVetMed MRCVS

Regional Head Vet

Julie qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1992 and joined the Goddard Group in 2015, having spent over 20 years as a small animal vet in both the private and charity sectors where she was the Hospital Director for the RSPCA London hospitals.  After seven years being Head of Region and Head Vet at the Stone Lion Hospital, Julie became a Regional Head Vet for the Goddard Group in 2022.  Julie is particularly interested in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

Francesca Gambuzzi BVetMed MRCVS [OV]

Head Veterinary Surgeon

Francesca Gambuzzi BVetMed MRCVS [OV]

Head Veterinary Surgeon

Francesca graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and  joined the team at Stone Lion via our New Graduate scheme in 2018.  She became the Head Vet at the hospital in 2023. Francesca is particularly interested in medicine and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, cooking, yoga and travelling.

Beatriz Arroja MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Beatriz Arroja MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Beatriz graduated from the University of Lisbon in Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Since then she has worked in small animal, equine and mixed practice, as well as hospitals and ambulatory clinics. Beatriz has a special interest in internal medicine, ultrasound, and soft tissue surgery. In her free time she enjoys horse riding, gardening, and painting in watercolours.

Sandra Gomez Portero DVM, MRCVS GP Certificate in Feline Medicine

Veterinary Surgeon

Sandra Gomez Portero DVM, MRCVS GP Certificate in Feline Medicine

Veterinary Surgeon

Sandra  enjoys all aspects of the veterinary profession, but has a special interest in internal medicine (feline), ultrasound and emergency work. Before joining the team at Stone Lion in 2022, Sandra worked as an intern in two  referral hospitals in her native Spain, and  gained a postgraduate qualification in feline medicine in 2019.

Laurence Greenhalgh BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Laurence Greenhalgh BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Laurence joined the team at Stone Lion in 2022.  He is an experienced night vet with a passion for small animal emergency and critical care.

Teresa Lorenzo Bermejo MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Teresa Lorenzo Bermejo MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Teresa has a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2010 and a PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Valencia in 2018, as well as obtaining a postgraduate degree in Small Animal Surgery in 2013. She is part of the emergency team at the Stone Lion Hospital and specialises in emergencies and intensive care. During her professional career she has combined her work in important hospitals in London, Madrid and Valencia as part of the Emergency and Surgery services. She has also been responsible for the animal facility of the Research Foundation of the General University Hospital of Valencia. During her professional career Teresa has combined her work in small animals with clinical and research in marine animals, developing her PhD on the study of decompression syndrome in sea turtles.  She is also an associate professor at university of veterinary medicine and author of multiple scientific papers and national and international publications

Sylvia Maliye BVM&S BSc MVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Sylvia Maliye BVM&S BSc MVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Details to follow

Alexandra Mitchell BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Alexandra Mitchell BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Details to follow

Cristina Moya MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Cristina Moya MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Cristina graduated in 2018 from the University of Barcelona and joined the team at Wanstead in 2022. After finishing her rotating internship in 2019 in Hospital Ars Veterinaria (Barcelona, Spain) Cristina started working as an emergency vet in a hospital in Barcelona. She was enrolled and moved to the UK in 2020 as a surgical intern at Fitzpateick Referrals and worked as an emergency vet. Cristina has a keen interest in surgery and would like to persue a residency in the future.

Emma Smith BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Emma Smith BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Emma qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2018. She initially worked in a small animal practice in Middlesex and joined the Stone Lion team in 2021. Emma has a keen interest in small animal medicine and will be starting a certificate in 2022. Outside of work, she enjoys running and spending time with her cheeky cat, Mia.

Polina Stamenova BVetMed PGDip (VCP) AFHEA MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Polina Stamenova BVetMed PGDip (VCP) AFHEA MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Details to follow

Nurses

Sarah Carter RVN, Head Nurse

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Sarah Carter RVN, Head Nurse

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Information to follow.

Jessica Bickerstaff RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Jessica Bickerstaff RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Jess qualified as an RVN in January 2021 after being on maternity leave with her daughter and joined the team at Wanstead the same year. She has a lot of previous experience working for charities and rescues and has a keen interest in wildlife. Her favourite part of nursing is emergency and critical care and helping to nurse critically ill patients back to health.

Inês Branco RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Inês Branco RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Inês joined the team at Stone Lion in 2023.

Andrew Cox RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Andrew Cox RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Andrew has been with the Goddard Gropu since 2001 and qualified as a veterinary nurse at Stone Lion in 2006.  He then spent six years at our busy Fulham branch before returning to Stone Lion in 2014.  Andrew enjoys working as a clinical coach training student nurses and has a particular interest in client care and patient rehabilitation.  At home Andrew has had many cats and dogs over the years but most of his spare time is now spent with his two daughters.

Charlotte Frost RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte Frost RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Details to follow

Rachael Lofts RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Rachael Lofts RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Details to follow

Joana Oliveira RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Joana Oliveira RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Joana joined the team at Stone Lion in 2023 and started her journey in the veterinary profession as a Nursing Assistant before graduating in 2021 as an RVN at Agrarian Viseu School.  She then worked at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Lisbon’s University, mainly as Ward and Consult Nurse before moving to the UK. In her free time Joana loves going to the movies and hanging out with her cats.

Andrea Papanastasiou RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Andrea Papanastasiou RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Details to follow

Chelsea Rawbone RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Chelsea Rawbone RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Chelsea joined the team at Stone Lion in 2023  having already worked in charity veterinary care for seven years.

Chantel Wright RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Chantel Wright RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Chantel joined the team at Stone Lion in 2023.  She has always had a love and passion for animals and began my journey as a volunteer at Wildlife Aid in 2011 before progressing on to studying veterinary nursing, qualifying in 2019. Chantel has a keen interest in emergency and medical nursing, but also has experience in hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and assisting with the treatment of zoo animals.

Emily Fanning

Student Veterinary Nurse

Emily Fanning

Student Veterinary Nurse

Emily joined the team at Stone Lion in 2024 and is currently working towards her Veterinary Nurse qualification. Emily has always had a passion for animals and ensuring they are receiving the best treatment possible. Emily feels that being able to provide smiles for the patients and the owners is so rewarding and worth all the hard work.

Emily Taylor

Student Veterinary Nurse

Emily Taylor

Student Veterinary Nurse

Details to follow

Jack Berman

Nursing Assistant

Jack Berman

Nursing Assistant

Jack joined the team at Stone Lion in 2023 and is looking forward to staring his veterinary career.

Caitlin Dormer

Nursing Assistant

Caitlin Dormer

Nursing Assistant

Caitlin joined the team at Stone Lion in 2023 having moved to the UK from South Africa at the end of 2020.  She has been working as a veterinarian receptionist and is now excited to take the next step in her veterinary career. Caitlin has three wonderful cats back home in South Africa.

Simona Guarino

Nursing Assistant

Simona Guarino

Nursing Assistant

Details to follow

Alana Hewitt

Nursing Assistant

Alana Hewitt

Nursing Assistant

Alana joined the team at Stone Lion in 2023 and is looking forward to training as a veterinary nurse in the future. At home, she has two dogs Teddy and Alfie.  Alana would also love to have a cat, but Teddy isn’t quite so keen!

Anastasia Markou

Student Veterinary Nurse

Anastasia Markou

Student Veterinary Nurse

Anastasia joined the Goddard Group in 2022 and the team at Stone Lion in 2023. Stacey has always been the “animal whisperer” of her family, contantly bringing home stray kittens and puppies much to her family’s dismay. She completed her BSc in Biological Sciences and MSc in Animal Behaviour from the University of Roehampton, and is now training to be a veterinary nurse. In her free time, Stacey likes everything creative (painting, photography and making jewellery at the moment) and spending time with her sassy and silly rescue cat Salem.

Support Team

Karen Connell RVN

Hospital Manager

Karen Connell RVN

Hospital Manager

Karen brings over 35 years experience in the veterinary industry to her job as Stone Lion Hospital Manager.  She qualified as an RVN and managed a nursing college before moving into practice management. At home Karen has two daughters and two Miniature Schnauzers, Max and Murphy as well as two cats called Salem and Vinnie.

Louise Thomson RVN

Hospital Supervisor

Louise Thomson RVN

Hospital Supervisor

Louise qualified as a veterinary nurse at Stone Lion in 2005 having previously worked at our Kingston branch.  She loves both cats and dogs and for many years organised and assisted with puppy classes, learning about canine behaviour.  Louise enjoys anaesthesia, surgery and nursing geriatric patients back to health.  In her spare time she enjoys visiting Scotland and driving her Morris Minor. She has two rescue cats and a Border Terrier.

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Tania Gibbins

Head Receptionist

Tania Gibbins

Head Receptionist

After working in banking for 27 years Tania decided to follow her heart and started a career working with animals. She began as an auxiliary nurse in a wildlife hospital and after two years joined the team at Stone Lion as a receptionist. Tania is now the line manager for the team of five receptionists. Tania is the first port of call for any wildlife casualties that are brought in and helps with the rehoming of strays. At home, Tania has six cats, three rabbits and one tortoise (all rescues) and enjoys cycling, reading and volunteering at Wildlife Aid.

Annette Earl

Receptionist

Annette Earl

Receptionist

Annette joined Stone Lion in November 2010 following a long career with HSBC. She loves cats and in her spare time volunteers for Cats’ Protection at their Chelwood Gate adoption centre.  Annette supports several animal charities and is a member of The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent.  In her spare time, Annette enjoys 80s music and Formula One. She lives with her husband and feisty cat Lulu.

Karin Grace

Receptionist

Karin Grace

Receptionist

Karin joined the team at Stone Lion in 2021.  After many years in the customer service industry, Karin has at long last fulfilled her dream of ensuring our clients and their pets receive first-class service whenever they visit.

Melanie Pettit

Receptionist

Melanie Pettit

Receptionist

Melanie joined the team at Stone Lion in 2024. She is passionate about providing excellent customer service and ensuring both clients and their pets are well looked after. Melanie loves all animals and owns a cheeky French Bulldog called Scrabble.

Kirsty Pye

Receptionist

Kirsty Pye

Receptionist

Kirsty joined the team at Stone Lion in 2022 and is looking forward to starting her career in the veterinary profession.

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41 High Street
Wimbledon Village
Wimbledon
London
SW19 5AU
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