Tel: 020 7354 4621
87 Grosvenor Avenue
London N5 2NL
Reviewed by: Bad Bella on 17/04/2015
Yesterday my beloved cat was put to sleep at Goddards, Highbury. I am full of grief but I know I did the best thing for her and Louise and the nurses there were so kind and supportive and I can't thank them enough for helping me go through one of the saddest experiences of my life. Louise talked through with me all the options and I know I made the kindest decision in the end.
Oddly enough, my cat was a little monster, feared by many, including me at times, but whenever she was at the practice for vaccinations, teeth cleaning etc., she was good as gold and a model patient! So I was confident that at the end, she was not stressed or terrified.
I've used that practice for twenty years now, and all there have always been wonderful. That was my last cat, no more, as I'm elderly - but I'll still keep in touch with Louise and the nurses.
Reviewed by: Kim on 05/12/2014
Over all, there is a high standard of medical care at the practise. However, if you're taking your pet for anything other than the standard vaccinations and don't have pet insurance, be prepared to pay a large amount. I found prescription foods and worming/flee medication at a substantially lower price online. One thing that would potentially put my off this practise for a nervous animal is the size of the waiting room. Obviously this cannot be helped, but the waiting room is very very small. 2 dogs and 2 cats waiting is plenty. My cat was very stressed in this small space in such close proximity to dogs and I found this rather uncomfortable with such a sick cat. Can't fault the medical treatment.
Thank you very much for your comments. Our reception area is compact so we conduct an appointment system and run to time in order to minimise the number of clients waiting at any one time. Our vet Louise Riches is very experienced and thank you for your reassurance about the standard of care, something we always work hard at maintaining.
Reviewed by: Sue on 26/11/2014
Louise and Lauren and the team at Highbury have given wonderful care for my cats over the years. They have always been wise, gentle and caring right up to the end and I recommend them unreservedly.
For each of my cats when it did come to the end, Louise and Lauren were very sensitive and supportive towards us for which I and my family cannot thank them enough.
Reviewed by: Esty on 01/04/2014
The ever best vet Mylo ever had! I dont know how to thank Louise and Goddards! When ever i need their help advice they did the best! When i feel over stressed and need a professional they were there always.every question had answers.polite and preffesional.they can understand how you and your dog feel.they find extra time for us even they were too busy just because i was so worried about Mylo.dont know how to thank really.i moved my home but i can not change my vet just because not to leave Louise..i come long way just to see this lovely vet! Thanks to all of your beautiful team!
Reviewed by: Mrs Page Reece on 03/02/2014
The fantastic Lauren at the Goddard practice in Cannonbury did an excellent forensic analysis of our cat's scratching our wallpaper, complete with a professional report and a taylor made diagnosis of what to do to remedy the situation after a home visit. We put into practice all her tips and miraculously the problem has been completely solved! She is a miracle worker cat whisperer ! thank you so much lauren!
Reviewed by: Julia Paxman on 04/11/2013
I have recently transferred to Goddard's from a larger practice and I did this not because my previous practice was bad, but because seeing the nature of how the team at Highbury operated made me see I had to change to them.
Being a smaller practise they really come to know your pet(s) and are able to get the root of any issues they may have. Their veterinary knowledge is exceptional. They are wonderfully welcoming and one of the excellent things about the way they have the clinic set up is having veterinary nurses at the front desk, so you don't need to make an appointment to speak to a vet over each issue you have about your animals needs. I have learned so much and I am very grateful to all the additional help and advice they have given me. And I most definitely have much happier cats because of what I have learned.
I really couldn't recommend this practice more highly.
(Frankie & Smudge)
Reviewed by: Liz Hatherley on 25/09/2013
We recently started coming to the Highbury branch having got our rescue dog.
They were absolutely brilliant about settling her on her first visit, lots of treats and reassurance before they put her on the table to trim her nails. The head vet gave us lots of advice about her breed and how to train her - so helpful.
Ever since, our dogs strains to actually go IN the vets, she enjoyed it so much - a first for me! Our subsequent visit was an equally relaxed and happy experience for her and for us.
Lovely staff, friendly atmosphere and a real expert service - I can't recommend Goddard Highbury enough.
Reviewed by: Tomi on 10/08/2013
Louise (the vet) and Lauren (nurse) are always friendly and willing to help.
Scott was ill when he was a puppy and staff were amazing.
Scott was a very fussy eater for a long time. They came to the bottom of the problem, providing excellent dietary advice. Staff is always approachable and always find time to help even if you just pop in without the appointment.
Scott (my Scottish terrier) loves going there, usually you would expect from a dog to turn away.
They are also running reminder scheme, so you will be reminded by text or letter when your pet needs vaccination, worming or flea treatment.
If you need a special food it will be ordered for you to pick up in a short period of time.
All in all excellent staff provides an excellent service. I would always trust them when it's about my dog's health.
Reviewed by: Trillion on 21/03/2013
This is a great practice. Louise has been treating our cat Hobbit for many years, and is unfailingly kind, capable and informative. The nurses are also friendly and helpful, and great at juggling appointments, insurance claims and the dietary preferences of a mildly fussy cat. I'm very happy to recommend this practice.
Reviewed by: firstname.lastname@example.org on 13/12/2012
Our marvelous vet Louise and her nurse Lucinda at the Highbury practice managed to create a very calm, spiritual,supportive and loving atmosphere for the death of our beloved cat and family member Kiki. We were devastated at having to decide to put him to sleep, but it was the right thing to do - for him - and it was arranged to happen in our own home and this felt right. We have had a long and wonderful realtionship with the practice. I could nott recommend them more highly.
Reviewed by: Barry on 03/11/2012
Last year my cat was sadly run over on a busy road. This was a very distressing time as i'm sure you can understand. My friends were very supportive. One of thesse wonderful people was Lauren, a nurse at the Highbury branch.
She arranged all of the details for me and also did me another amazing thing, she helped me to find a needy cat to help.
Point was abandoned for no good reason and needed a home. After a little while he has become a permenant member of my family.
All of the staff at Highbury have been amazingly supportive with their time, advice and support and I happily travel from Chingford as I know Point (and myself) will recieve the best in help from them.
Reviewed by: Rich on 01/11/2012
Can't recommend this vet high enough, always friendly and welcoming, been taking my cats here for over 5 years, even though I have moved further from it, still make the journey here.