Welcome to Goddard Vets Walthamstow
Located in the heart of Walthamstow Village, our Walthamstow vet practice has been caring for local pets for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on being part of the local village community providing a warm, caring and compassionate healthcare service for all pets in the surrounding area.
Parking and Accessibility:
There is plenty of on-site parking available right outside the surgery building. Our Walthamstow vet practice is close to a number of bus routes; the 56 Whipps Cross Roundabout to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, the W16 Chingford Mount to Leytonstone Station /Grove Green Road, Bus no. 357 Chingdale Road to Whipps Cross Hospital — all which have stops within walking distance of the surgery.
Facilities and Services:
Our team is fully qualified and equipped to provide excellent levels of care for your pet with our on-site facilities allowing quick and thorough pet check-ups and other services like x-rays and routine operations to be performed. View the full list of services available at our Walthamstow vet practice below.
What to do in the event of an emergency:
In the event of a veterinary emergency or if your pet is unwell out of hours our emergency hospitals offer your pet a dedicated service and the reassurance of knowing we are open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
The closest hospital to our Walthamstow branch is Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, call 020 8989 7744 for an urgent appointment. 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.
Highest Standards of Veterinary Care:
Our trusted team provides the best quality care for your pet. That’s why we’re proud that our Walthamstow practice has been accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons following a diligent assessment showcasing 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.
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.
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.
Rebecca Swan BvetMed GPCert(FelP) MRCVS
Rebecca graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010 and undertook study placements at our Hackney branch while at University and then went to work there once she had qualified. Rebecca transferred to the Walthamstow branch in 2019. Rebecca enjoys all areas of veterinary science and her main interests are feline medicine, especially geriatric cases. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys horse riding and looking after her two cats, Winnie and Wilbur.
Megan Jenkins RVN
Senior Branch Nurse
Megan joined the team at Walthamstow in 2022 and has been a Registered Veterinary Nurse since 2018. Megan enjoys all aspects of nursing, especially looking after patients on the wards. In her spare time Megan enjoys travelling and spending time with friends. At home she has a beautiful dog called Minnie and a handsome black cat called Arno.
Millie joined the Goddard Group in 2018 and is currently working at the Walthamstow branch as a veterinary nurse assistant and is looking forward to beginning her Veterinary Care Assistant training soon. At home Millie has a Cotton de Tulear dog who she loves to walk and a horse and she spends all her spare time down the yard. Before joining the Goddard Group Millie travelled abroad volunteering in animal sanctuaries.
Lia completed studies at Hadlow College in 2016 before taking a break from further education to pursue a career in dog grooming but she soon realised working at a veterinary practice has always been her dream and joined the team at Walthamstow in 2021. When she has time, Lia enjoys hanging out with her cat, Blue, and her ferrets Charlie, Delta and Echo. She also enjoys reading, writing and gaming. She has a particular interest in pet nutrition and training and plans to continue her studies in veterinary care. She has a special place in her heart for old animals and plans to open a retirement home for geriatric fur babies one day!
Philippa joined the Goddard Group in 1999 and has seen it develop and grow over the years. Originally from a veterinary equine practice, Philippa now manages ten branches in the East London area. Philippa achieved her management certificate Cert B&PS in 1999 and her Certificate Veterinary Practice Management CVPM in 2013. Philippa lives with her husband, son and her rescue cats Duncan and Sydney. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering projects, was an Olympic Games Maker in London 2012 and helps out at Saturday Park Runs. Philippa has a passion for photography and participates in many charity runs (as long as there is a medal at the end!)
Tel: 020 8506 0703
We have our own car park in front of the surgery and parking is also available on nearby streets.Get directions
The following buses stop near the practice:
- Bus no. 56 Whipps Cross Roundabout to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital
- Bus no. W16 Chingford Mount to Leytonstone Station /Grove Green Road
- Bus no. 357 Chingdale Road to Whipps Cross Hospital / Outpatients