Welcome to Goddard Vets Thamesmead
Conveniently located within Thamesmead Shopping Centre Retail Park with ample of free parking, you will find our Thamesmead branch where a friendly and experienced team are waiting to meet you and your pet. This well-established practice became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2006 and is extremely popular within the local community.
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, for your convenience and due to its location, a full out of hours emergency service is provided locally by another practice. Should your pet need to be seen by this emergency service please call us and the recorded message will give you all the details you require. You can rest assured that once we are open, our team will liaise directly with the emergency practice to ensure your pet receives the best possible care and in many circumstances we can arrange for your pet to be transferred back to us to continue treatment until they have made a full recovery.
You are also welcome to attend our 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.
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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.
Free Kitten & Puppy checks
Should your new arrival be too young to start their vaccinations, 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.
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.
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.
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.
All of our theatres are fully-equipped to allow our veterinary surgeons to perform your pet’s operation, each with suitable monitoring equipment to ensure your pet’s anaesthetic is as safe as possible. We maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and invest regularly in continuing education for our veterinary surgeons to ensure they are familiar with the latest techniques
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.
Amy Cowcher RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Amy originally came to our Thamesmead surgery as a work experience student from school and we were delighted when she later joined the team on a permanent basis. Amy qualified as an RVN in 2014 and received the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award at her veterinary nursing college. Amy runs weight clinics and puppy parties at Thamesmead and outside of work she enjoys Irish Dancing.
Jessie joined the Thamesmead team in 2017 after studying Animal Conservation and Biodiversity. Jessie is very proficient at the martial art Taekwondo and in 2016 she achieved the National Champion status after double-winning a competition. As well as being dedicated to her two cats, she aims to continue progressing in Taekwondo and achieve more in higher-ranked competitions. Jessie is very much looking forward to beginning her VCA training in the near future.
Rachael joined the team at Thamesmead in 2021 after studying at Capel Manor College where she received a diploma in Animal Management. She then went on to study university level vet nursing and on placement fell in love with the Thamesmead branch. Rachael has a avid interest in reptiles and owns her own bearded dragon named Snowy.
Georgia completed her Animal Management Diploma at Hadlow College 2019 before joining the team at Thamesmead in 2021. Georgia did her work experience at an animal rescue where where she looked after farm animals and even exotics! In her free time Georgia enjoys going out with friends, going to the gym but most importantly spoiling my mischievous cats Nala and Hunter!
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
There is ample client car parking available in the adjacent Morrisons car park.
Starting in the supermarket car park follow the covered walkway between Iceland and the opticians heading towards the canal. The practice is located on the left hand side next to Tiger Cubz.Get directions
North Greenwich is the nearest tube station.Get directions
Most buses heading for Thamesmead town centre stop nearby to the practice, including the following:
- Bus no. 244 Queen Elizabeth Hospital West entrance to Gayton Road / Abbey Wood Station
- Bus no. 472 North Greenwich Station to Thamesmead Town Centre
- Bus No. B11 Bexleyheath Bus Garage to Thamesmead Town Centre / Central Way