Welcome to Goddard Vets Tooting
In the heart of Tooting is our practice colloquially known as the Vets on Amen Corner. Previously owned by Iain Winter, the practice joined the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2017. Its convenient location and friendly team have made the practice a popular choice in the local community for many years and are well known for offering high standards of care at an affordable price.
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 Tooting branch is Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital call 020 8946 4228.
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
We offer this alternative pain management therapy at a number of our practices. Acupuncture is always performed by one of our veterinary surgeons who has undertaken further training in this complementary therapy. Please speak to your vet to learn whether acupuncture might be helpful for your pet, and to find our nearest practice offering the service.
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 branches 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 visiting the vets.
Certificate Holders & Advanced Practitioners
Many of our veterinary surgeons have undertaken advanced training and are able to treat more complicated cases. They are happy to receive referrals in areas such as internal medicine, cardiology, orthopaedic, laparoscopic and soft tissue surgery. We invest heavily in the ongoing training of all our staff, meaning you can rest assured that your pet will be in good hands.
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.
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.
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.
Physiotherapy is one of many complementary therapies that we offer, and if particularly effective to aid in your pet’s mobility post-surgery or injury. We employ qualified physiotherapists who can provide physiotherapy sessions and consultations for you. Please speak to your veterinary surgeon for more information.
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.
Specialist referral services are offered at our three hospitals in Wimbledon, Northolt and Wanstead in a range of different areas. Our specialists are recognised as experts in their field and are able to provide advanced treatments for a range of conditions using the latest technology. Referrals must always be made by your first opinion veterinary surgeon who will be able to advise if a specialist referral would be beneficial for your pet.
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.
Lana Dodds BVSc MRCVS [OV]
Lana qualified from Liverpool University (with distinction) in 2009 and then returned home to Ireland. Having spent two years working in mixed animal practice, mainly equine, in Donegal she spent the next two years travelling throughout Asia, Central and South America, Nepal and Indonesia amongst others and she also worked as a vet in New Zealand. On returning to the UK she took a three week locum position with Dr Winter, but loved the practice and clients so much has remained ever since. Lana’s main interest is in internal medicine and is she currently studying towards a GPCert. Aside from animals, Lana’s other big love is surfing and she spends most of her free time chasing waves.
Adam Woolf BVSc MRCVS
Details to follow
Bobbie Stride RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Bobbie initially worked at our Stone Lion Hospital in Wimbledon before transferring to the Chessington branch to complete her Veterinary Care Assistant qualification and then Caterham to train to become a qualified nurse. After taking some time out to travel Bobbie joined the team at Tooting in 2018.
Hannah joined the team at Tooting in 2017 after achieving a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management. She is currently studying for her Veterinary Care Assistant qualification and hopes to go onto becoming a student veterinary nurse in the future. Hannah has two dogs, Duke who is a Border Collie and a Husky called Rex. In her spare time she loves to ride her horses Domino and Misty.
Toni is a qualified Veterinary Nurse Assistant and she is hoping to go on to qualify as a veterinary nurse in the future. Toni previously owned two beloved pet rats that unfortunately passed away but still has five family pets which include two small dogs and three cats, one of which acts more like a dog!
After completing a degree, Theresa embarked in a career in the NHS. Several years ago she decided to pursue a career involving her passion, animals. She has worked for several years in a veterinary surgery as a receptionist and joined the team at Stone Lion in 2018 before transferring to Tooting in 2020. Theresa lives in New Malden with her two dogs Archie and Daisy and a large tank full of fish. In her spare time Theresa enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, theatre, reading and walking.
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