Tel: 01883 345277
4 Timber Road
Surrey CR3 6LD
Reviewed by: Jackie Ward on 12/04/2016
What wonderful, kind, caring, sympathetic and understanding staff are at Goddards Caterham. My little yorkie Tyler had many ailments, which he bore bravely and every member of staff went far beyond the call of duty to really care for him. Tyler loved his many visits to see his friends and I was happy in the knowledge he would be so well cared for, no matter how long he spent with them for treatment. Right up until his sad demise and beyond,my brave little soldier was looked after with such care and compassion, as I was, the words "Thank You " seem inadequate. The staff here are superb.
Reviewed by: Wendy on 24/01/2016
Having had an uncomfortable procedure at the vets our pug turned from a placid dog to a very aggressive one at future visits.
It was suggested I bring him down each week to retrain his brain that the vets is a good place to come!
Rebecca has been amazing with him each week, the patience she has shown has paid dividends over the last few weeks and the input from various vets/ staff has been exceptional.
He's turned back into the lovely friendly little pug that he is elsewhere!
We wavered a while ago when this long standing veterinary practice was taken over but the service we have had whenever we have needed to come has been excellent and our animals won't be going anywhere else!
Thank you !
Reviewed by: L Mills on 05/08/2015
Yet again Goddards have been so brilliant I have to write a 2nd review for this wonderful practice. We recently lost our chihuahua Frank and the staff have all been amazing from the nurses to the front team they all showed genuine care and support to us they could not have been more sympathetic to our distress. Frank had the best attention and care and this even followed to the wimbledon branch who looked after him till the end.Thankyou to everyone and the lovely card I received after frank passed signed by everyone was greatly appreciated and heartwarming. Negar Anne rebecca and Tracey are lovely and thankyou for your time when I was ill myself x
Reviewed by: Review Goddard on 28/06/2015
My cat has had to come to the surgery several times in the last few months. The staff are not only friendly towards myself but also treat Duth as if they have known him for years. There is hardly ever any waiting time and it is soooo easy to get an appointment either on the same day or when I want it. At my last appointment I was with the vet for nearly half an hour while she, for the first time, looked at and treated the cat. Everything they are doing and every medicine/tablet is explained so that I can understand.
Reviewed by: Mullins Moggies on 27/04/2015
This has now turned into a wonderful little practice!
No more delayed appointments, no rushed appointments, the vets call you back when they say they will and nothing is too much trouble.
Our diabetic boy has to regularly go in for the day to have his blood glucose level monitored and I can drop him in for the day with complete peace of mind that he is getting looked after and completely fussed over.
Negar and Elsa are extremely dedicated and absolutely fantastic with him, not to mention myself seeing as I am completely neurotic over his condition and constantly asking questions. The nurses are all brilliant and take great care of our boy and ALL the front desk team (not just a couple as was the case before the change in ownership), are friendly, accommodating, compassionate and genuinely caring and I am delighted that Trish stayed on after the acquisition by Goddard's.
Thank you all for giving us the confidence back in the treatment of all our pets. You really have made a difference.
Reviewed by: Carole on 18/02/2015
Due to the changes at this vets I went elsewhere due to others recommendations. However, decided to go back and don't regret this decision, the surgery is now lovely and modern and feels much better. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, unfortunately I was there to have my beloved cat pts and the vet Bruce was so caring and lovely which helped us through this tough process and we will certainly return to this practice again. I recommend you go here for a caring service.
Reviewed by: mrs l mills on 03/01/2015
I had been with Waterdene for over 11yrs with my various pets and did have my concerns when Goddards took over and didnt think any vet could replace Mr Dibble! I can honestly say im so glad i stayed the improvements to the pratice look great, fresh and clean and above all updated. Bruce is lovely and so knowledgeable Nick Ann and Rebecca are brilliant,recently i had a very poorly 11mth bulldog (lily) and Negar has been truly amazing her support and dedication was above and beyond not only did she wait out of hrs for me to collect medication we also spoke on the phone nothing was to much trouble.she then pushed for a specialist hospital referral (just b4 Christmas) and the next day lily was undergoing an emergency bowel operation. No words will ever express my thanks to Negar and the whole team, they have been amazing i will always support and recommend goodards 100%
Reviewed by: Diane Davies on 18/12/2014
Goddard Veterinary Caterham practice provide an excellent service, very professional and so importantly so caring. I sadly had to have my little silver tabby cat put to sleep at the weekend due to a serious heart condition and the vet, Elsa, who attended her (at our home) could not have been more gentle, professional and sympathetic to our distress. Also the sympathy and kindness shown by reception staff when I attended the practice the following week to settle my account was lovely. It helps. All the previous care my cat had received from Bruce prior to her eventual deterioration was superb. Thank you.
Reviewed by: Ginette Spriggs on 10/12/2014
Since Goddards took over this practice it has improved hugely. The empathy of the vets towards the animals and their owners is excellent. When my dog had to have tests, then an operation, all was carefully explained and results discussed afterwards. Appointments are not rushed. This did not happen previously. The place is cleaner and brighter and waiting times are kept to a minimum. Taking your pet to the vet is expensive, but I have not noticed a huge hike in prices here. My follow up consultations were £20 which is less than the previous practice. I have already recommended this practice to friends and would have no hesitation in doing so again.
Reviewed by: K Delaney on 29/11/2014
My partner and i went to Waterdene for years with our several cats but have been very disappointed since the change to Goddards. The prices jumped up rapidly and it seemed as if all that mattered was to paint the place up as an excuse to charge a lot more. We were very disappointed when the open surgery was taken away and sick animals had to be sent to another vet rather than kept in house. The original staff have voted with their feet and I don't blame them. We have done the same and gone elsewhere.
Thank you for your comments and I would like to respond. The open surgery meant unpredictably long waits to see a vet so we took measures and improved the situation by adding a receptionist, creating an additional consulting room and introducing appointment times, all so that you would be seen promptly. Without any doubt, there has been no loss of veterinary ability so if your pet was referred, it would have been because of a need for night care or because of the need for a specialist. Our consultations cost £27 whereas the two other vets in the town are £38.20 and £27. We are aware of the need for competitive prices so on average our other prices will be no more than elsewhere-probably less. We will continue to invest heavily, not just in modernising tired premises, but in equipment such as ultrasound scanner and digital x-ray facilities in order to bring the practice to the standards required by the RCVS inspectorate, a scheme to which we voluntarily subscribe. I respect that bringing about improvements and change is not always as easy as imagined, although you are always welcome to see how far we have come.