Tel: 020 7226 8555
60 Cross Street
London N1 2BA
Our branches provide a dedicated local service to clients, offering a comprehensive, quality service at affordable prices. Our branches can also provide access to 24 hour services via our linked Hendon 24hr Continuous Care and Emergency Centre.
As a part of the Medivet family, your pet will have the benefit of the skills and experience of over 200 vets throughout the company. Our staff aim to provide a welcoming and professional environment for both pet and client.
We offer both diagnostic and surgical care as well as a wealth of additional benefits to keep your pet happy and healthy.
Reviewed by: Patricia Armstrong on 18/08/2015
David R. C. is an amazingly compassionate and dedicated young man with a real "feel" for not only the animals in his care but also their worried owners. At a particularly stressful time with my quickly deteriorating 14 year old cat, Lulu, much loved, and the sweetest cat ever! he was quite honest and frank, but did what he could. I had just completed a very traumatic move, and Lulu reacted very badly: a pre-existing condition flared up, and try as we might, there was no saving her. His genuine compassion during this heartbreaking time will forever be remembered and appreciated. Then, soon after, Lulu's brother, Tom Kitten,started to lose weight SO quickly. I thought I was going lose him as well. David quickly recognised the problem, verified by expensive tests (this is NOT a criticism...these tests ARE expensive...and the practice has defined costs for certain procedures).
David prescribed a certain diet, gave Tom an anti-inflammatory medicine, easy to administer, and Tom Kitten, a month later is a DIFFERENT cat. Another blood test (expensive, but necessary to ensure that the treatment was working and didn't mask other problems) ensued and we took him home - hoping for a positive call from David tomorrow.
I also SO appreciated David's ringing me up after Tom's initial tests and asking me to come to the surgery for a consultation...NO CHARGE...during which he explained the several ways we could treat Tom's problems.
This vet is everything an owner of an animal hopes for...he is a true "mensch" who also possesses a rather delicious sense of humour...never inappropriate, always there when things are "looking up"!
I'm a happy bunny!
Reviewed by: Jenny (Cat - Lila) on 05/08/2015
I have had my cat since I was 6 years old and she is now 22. Lila can be temperamental at times and does not like to be touch by strangers, she also never liked going out so taking her to the vets is a nightmare but David (the vet) is really gentle with her and to my surprise has managed to handle Lila with little effort and been able to treat her quickly and with a little stress to her as possible.
Alice who is the Patient Care Assistant is always extremely friendly and goes above and beyond to help.
Lauren (Head Veterinary Nurse) is also friendly and knowledgeable.
Looking back at my experience I would definitely recommend this surgery.
I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Medivet Islington
Reviewed by: GUY on 21/07/2015
A few months ago my twelve year old German Shepherd was under the weather so we took her to our vet. We didn't realise it had been rebranded so was a little apprehensive. As so as we met the vet David all our concerns were gone. He was very through in examining elkies teeth and informed us that she needed quite another of her teeth removed. From the first consultation to the post care we felt that she was in the best possible hands. All staff are extremely professional and approachable. Would recommend this vet.
Reviewed by: Audrey on 16/07/2015
A highly recommended vet
Reviewed by: dlm2202 on 10/04/2015
I rang this vets today in an emergency as my sister had found a badly injured cat. She had her dog with her and couldn't lift the poor animal. I called this vets offering to pay for their help as the RSPCA were taking a while to get to her due to a high workload. The vets firstly said to bring the cat in to them and they would do what they could to alleviate the animals distress . They then tried calling me back - they rang five times!!! to say they would come out and help . The RSPCA arrived within 15 minutes of my call and so did the poor cat owner so it wasn't necessary to take them up on the offer. BUT what more can you ask for from a vets practice - people who genuinely care for animals - I was so touched and impressed I had to take time to write a review. I have also recommended that my sister and her friend now take their pets to this surgery . Kind regards Debbie
Reviewed by: Lucy on 30/03/2015
My dog is petrified of vets. Its hard to understand why a normally docile soppy mutt turns into a aggressive monster as she walks through the consulting room doors. David is the only vet that we have met who remains calm and gentle with her despite her hostility. other vets have appeared terrified and we have felt as owners that they are somehow implying bad parenting! David however has always been kind and reassuring and understanding and whilst this hasnt stopped her from behaving badly, it makes us feel so much better and the trip to the vet slightly less traumatic all round.
Reviewed by: Rufina on 24/03/2015
David, Lauren, Alice and the team have been looking after my pets for several years now and I cannot rate them more highly. They are patient and kind and go to tremendous lengths to look after the animals (and their owners!) in their care.
I have a 20 year old cat whose has various aches and pains associated with old age. Not only is David very knowledgeable about the medical needs of my cat, he understands and really cares about how best to apply his knowledge so that my ageing kitty has the best quality of life. I trust his judgment and that of his team. Thank you David!
Reviewed by: Nina on 21/03/2015
I have an elderly collie cross and have been registered at this vet for many years. I can't recommend MediVet high enough. When the practice changed hands from Abbey Vet, some were worried about how it would affect the service, but we found that, while prices have remained the same reasonable level, the level of care has become even better.
David, my dog's vet at the Islington branch, identified an internal disease in my dog that has long-term health impacts (Cushing's), and by finding it early and prescribing the necessary medication has likely increased her life expectancy. David also recently removed a few lumps from my dog's skin at my request, as I was worried about their dark colour. My dog recovered extremely well from the surgery and bounced around the beach 10 days later. He just took out the stitches, and the cuts are healing perfectly.
I cannot recommend this vet high enough, in fact, I send all my dog-friends here as well.
The nurses are equally as lovely and helpful and know how to deal with dogs nervous of seeing the vet. The practice also processes insurance claims quickly and efficiently.
Reviewed by: Bex on 16/03/2015
David is the most caring and kindest vet (and human) I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He truly goes above and beyond when caring for any animal in his clinic. The amount of time and attention he takes in really getting to know every animal goes beyond the call of duty. He will take into account the personality and individual quirks of every animal in his care to ensure the best possible treatment not just medically, but also taking into account the emotional well-being of your pet.
He is a capable and professional vet, with the biggest heart in the business and I consider myself very privileged to be have my two kitties under his care! I trust him entirely to care for my pets.
Abbey vets (60 Cross street), is newly refurbished and very clean with an emphasis on hygiene and the staff members are very friendly and welcoming.
Also, shout-out to Alice, best Patient Care Assistant ever!