Goddard Veterinary Group - Walthamstow

Website: http://www.goddardvetgroup.co.uk
Tel: 020 8520 5455

117 Grove Road
Walthamstow
London E17 9BU


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Practice Details

  • Accredited under the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme
  • Complete healthcare for pets including vaccination, neutering, parasite control, dietary advice and weight management
  • Comprehensive surgical facilities and fully equipped operating theatre including radiology
  • Renowned referral services offered within the group for more complex cases
  • Free pre vaccination consultations and health checks for registered pets at six and nine months of age
  • Complimentary nurse consultations offered for advice and general pet care
  • 24 hour care is provided 365 days a year by Wanstead Veterinary Hospital

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Goddard Veterinary Group - Walthamstow Based on 35 rating(s)s
5.0
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Average rating: 5.0
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Vet Practice Reviews

Reviewed by: Sterling & Archer on 30/06/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Purrrrrr-fect”

Sterling & Archer (the cats) are made to feel very welcome and are relaxed on each visit!
Everyone there are extremely helpful and have such a great love for the animals!

 

Reviewed by: A M Corp on 27/06/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Very caring professionsals”

I am very grateful to the team at Walthamstow who have treated our elderly cats with great care and compassion, and have shown us as concerned owners the same kindness.

 

Reviewed by: Michelle & Barry on 03/06/2015

Overall rating:

4.8

“Taking care of us & our cats for over 2 decades”

We've been coming to the Walthamstow branch for over 20 years - since back in the days when it was in a tiny building on Hoe Street. The wonderful staff here have cared for 7 cats for us over the years. When Archie was diagnosed as diabetic at the age of seven, Goddard helped us to manage the condition so that he lived another 7 years - and they treated him like a celebrity in the process. They've seen us through everything from unplanned adoption of strays found under cars, accidents and emergencies to sensitive and caring euthanasia visits at home. Klaartje & Lorna recently did a brilliant job treating our Maude for a nasty, hidden abscess and made sure she was quickly on the road to recovery so that we didn't have to cancel our much-needed holiday. We would recommend this practice any day.

 

Reviewed by: Claire on 01/06/2015

Overall rating:

4.8

“Ten years at Goddards walthamstow”

The vets and nurses at Goddards Walthamstow have been looking after my dogs and me (!) for 10 years now. Vets have changed several times in that period but the care and attention has always been exceptional. I have always been assured of good advice and feeling listened to by staff and knowing that my dogs are treated as important in their own right and not just another animal to see.

 

Reviewed by: LYNN on 30/05/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Dealing with a difficult time”

All the staff were wonderful in helping my dog and family deal with surgery and aftercare. I am very grateful for all their support,advice and care and would recommend the clinic highly. Thank you all

 

Reviewed by: Frank on 17/04/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Purrfect Treatment”

I've been using the practice for nearly 4 years now. On every occasion my cats have been treated with kindness and respect. I feel confident in the treatment they receive. They always fit me in last minute if an emergency comes up ( let's face it with cats, it happens!) I fully trust the team with my pets. Well done team !

 

Reviewed by: tonysmith on 17/04/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Bobbie & Dena”

The Vet was so friendly and nice to our cats, who are usually quite scared, she really made them feel safe while we were having their annual checkup.

 

Reviewed by: Ria on 15/04/2015

Overall rating:

5

“A hassle-free check-up”

We took our cat in for her annual check-up today and we're thrilled with how well the Vet handled her. Rather than a stressful few minutes wondering how our pet would respond the injection, temperature check (never managed this before), worming and flea treatment were completed quickly and without causing our cat any distress. The new Vet was absolutely lovely with her and very thorough with the checks.

 

Reviewed by: holly's friend on 10/04/2015

Overall rating:

5

“excellent service”

thank you very much

 

Reviewed by: Rita on 01/04/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Happy customer and cats”

I would like to say that Goddards in Walthamstow are very helpful. Both my cats attend here and I am frequently here to collect a special diet for my cats .all staff are friendly and go out of their way to help you.
Klaartje Our new vet takes good care of them and always remembers them and when one of my cat was not well she made follow up telephone calls and explained very well. Lorna the nurse is also very good for giving us advice and is understanding and given advice. I will say though that all the staff are understanding and do a very good job and I would defiantly recommend the Walthamstow branch . Thank you



 

Reviewed by: Lauraj on 31/03/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Amazing service”

Thank you so much for being lovely lovely people! And so helpful:.

 

Reviewed by: Kathryn on 28/02/2015

Overall rating:

4.6

“Very satisfied customer”

The staff at Goddards were amazing on Friday when I took my dog to be spayed. She is very nervous of people and the nurses paid her a lot of attention to settle her down before and after her op. We were sent home with very detailed after care notes and even received a follow up phone call to check on my dog the day after the op. I could not fault the service at all.

 

Reviewed by: Adele on 23/02/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Just lovely....”

Thank you for seeing my poorly kitten at short notice and treating him like a pet of your own. Everyone is really friendly and makes a trip to the vet stress free. Always grateful as is Twinkie.

 

Reviewed by: Sophie R on 18/02/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Thank you for looking after Patsy so well!”

Our 8 month old French Bulldog, Patsy was spayed at Goddard's in Walthamstow last week. All the staff there have been so kind and caring...we could not have hoped for better treatment for Patsy. The aftercare has been very good with a phone call the next day and 2 check ups to ensure she is healing well. Thank you all so much.

 

Reviewed by: Jenn H on 05/02/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Excellent vet practice!”

I cannot say enough nice things about Goddard in Walthamstow. They are a caring, helpful office, and go out of their way to make you and your animal comfortable. My cat recently stopped eating and I took him in, very worried. He had to stay overnight for tests and an IV, and the vet and nurses made sure to call me multiple times to reassure me of his progress and let me know new test results.

It is very obvious that everyone in the office truly loves animals. I felt like I was leaving him in good hands, and when I came to pick him up, they even seemed sad to see him leave with me! They were all warm and reassuring in what was a difficult situation.

I'm happy to say my cat is doing well, and I'm thankful to Goddard for taking excellent care of him. :)

 

Reviewed by: Anna on 27/01/2015

Overall rating:

5

“Very friendly and caring staff”

The vets treat my cat so well and they're incredibly reassuring during what is a worrying time, and give me lots of information about what's wrong with her. When she went in for surgery, they printed me a personalised page explaining exactly what they'd done, how she'd be likely to feel, and when to give her medication. That was really helpful.

The receptionists are lovely too, and very helpful. They take time to explain everything and help with paperwork. They give really great advice on the phone. And they have a cat at reception. It's a nice environment, incredibly clean but still feels homely.

All the staff love animals, seem to really enjoy working there, and I know she's in good hands when I take her.

 

Reviewed by: Jess on 20/01/2015

Overall rating:

4.8

“Great help for our Guinea Pigs”

We have been recommended to this practice by a friend and decided to give it a go when it came to neutering our guinea pigs. During every visit we have had we have had a lovely service and our piggies have been well looked after (although their behaviour may not have been the best :p). Unfortunately one of our piggies encountered complications after the neutering (which is not at all to do with the work done but his personal hygiene ;) ) so we have been back for more visits then we thought. Kay is amazing and had explained everything to us and taken the time to really make sure he is ok. Now we hope he will recover well with treatment! Would recommend this team to anyone!

 

Reviewed by: Evie on 04/12/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Fantastic vet practice!”

So impressed with this surgery! Klaartje, Lorna and Regan are fab - so friendly and patient. Klaartje has been brilliant with my cat during my two visits in the last few weeks - really felt like he was in the best possible hands. Completely recommend this practice.

 

Reviewed by: Naomi on 17/07/2014

Overall rating:

4.8

“Exceptional Practice”

I have only recently moved to the area, and the first thing I did, even before finding myself a doctor, was to find a vet for my rats.

I am so glad that this practice is my local. The staff are so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, and the needs of the animal are put first.

They are a little more expensive than my old practice, but their knowledge of small furries is far more impressive, so I don't mind paying for that!

We have had to visit a little more often than I'd like, but knowing that we are going somewhere so good is reassuring.

Thank you, from me and my boys, for looking after us all so well.

 

Reviewed by: TRACY on 29/05/2014

Overall rating:

5

“LOVE OF ANIMALS”

I have been bringing my dog Ronnie to this practice since she was a puppy.

for general check ups etc,and more recently for an infection.
you can see from the way the girls here are with all the animals that come in they are in safe hands.
they shower them with lots of love and cuddles.

Amy the vet is easy to talk to and you never feel rushed Ronnie loves her and is at ease and happy to go there......
I would be happy to recommend their practice to anyone.

 

Reviewed by: Gill on 27/04/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Brilliant Vet”

We got Bella the cat almost a year ago - she was a semi-rescue cat and had never had her boosters or been properly looked after. In the first couple of months we had her she was there half a dozen times and each time we went I become more and more impressed with them. The whole team really really love the animals and their care and professionalism shines through all they do. Can't recommend it enough. Particular praise for Lorna the nurse - she's fab!

 

Reviewed by: Jackie Kearns on 26/02/2014

Overall rating:

5

“What a wonderful vets”

Had to rush my cat Socks to the vets on Monday due to an injury to his paw.Everyone was so helpful and kind to myself and socks even down to giving me a sweet cup of tea to calm my nerves. His accident means we will be attending the vets on many more occasions.Amy has treated three of my cats over the years she has been working at Goddards in Walthamstow and every visit she has gone out of her way to spend time treating them and explaining to me the options for their conditions.She is always willing to answer any question as are all the staff.we are lucky to have such a friendly vets in our area.

 

Reviewed by: Katerina on 06/11/2013

Overall rating:

4.6

“Lots of care ”

 

Reviewed by: Sue (cavlover) on 25/10/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Great vet and nurses.”

I have put a review on before for Grove road practice but I felt I must put one more on. Ten weeks ago our Sophie took a turn for the worse. Though the time was getting on Lorna our nurse managed to get us appointment to see our vet Amy. Sadly Sophie our Cavalier wasn't going to make it home anymore. I cannot thank Amy enough for the gentle way she saw to our girl, Sophie left this world quietly and peacefully. Lorna was there as well with the tissues handy and a hand to hold as I held Sophie as she went to sleep for the last time. It is never easy saying goodbye to a much loved pet but Amy and Lorna's presence helped so very much.
I was given as much time as I needed to say goodbye and wasn't rushed out. I cannot recommend Grove road highly enough, everyone is always so friendly and helpful. I still have Katie our other cavalier and she is always so happy to go to the vets. We tend to always go when Lorna is on duty and she always makes time to get down and say hello to Katie. Amy, Lorna Regan and Emma make a great team.
Thank you all so very much for all you do for our pets and us owners.

 

Reviewed by: Robyn on 01/10/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Really a very special place..... ”

This not the first review i have left for this practice, but once again my boy cat Lorca ran into trouble!...he was really pretty sick, and needed to be admitted overnight for IV hydration- The locum vet Angie was very good, caring and knowledgeable, but the real stars were Lorna and her team- Regan and Emma.

Lorna is the most fantastic role model and mentor for her juniors.

Not surprisingly Lorca was terrified and miserable being away from his home and familiar surroundings and would not eat anything.

Lorna called me to say she had turned the lights down, taken him out of the cage, washed his face, and hand fed him....that kindness really made me cry!.

The team simply look after the animals as if they were there own.

I have quite along journey to get to the practice, but would not contemplate going anywhere else.

Thank you so much again everyone, Lorca much better by the way!!

Robyn


 

Reviewed by: Mary on 10/09/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Heart warming ”

Just want to agree with all the previous reviews. We usually attend on Saturdays and see locums, often different ones, and mostly they fit the 'mould' insofar as being informative, respectful and gentle with our very ancient cat. We moved quite some distance away but haven't considered changing vets. A special mention to Lorna who is wonderful.

 

Reviewed by: Lindsayfj on 04/09/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Highly recommended!”

The service we have received from the team at Goddards Walthamstow has been outstanding from the very outset. Each one of them has worked hard to make us feel welcome, listen to our concerns and have openly discussed options and solutions with us which has been invaluable. Our kitten was recently unwell and the level of care, compassion and professionalism was outstanding. They are always happy to offer friendly advice and I always know that I could just call them up and ask.

I would highly recommend to anyone-in fact we were recommended by friends ourselves and are so glad we did!

 

Reviewed by: Sophie Venables on 14/08/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Fantastic Practice”

There really aren't words to describe how brilliant, kind, thoughtful, professional and good the Vets and Nurses at Goddard's are. From our first visit when our cat had just come to live with us, to the last one this morning when he had to be rushed to hospital with Feline diabetes, every person that we have come into contact with has been knowledgeable, patient and kind.

 

Reviewed by: Rhiannon Finch on 07/08/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Extremely helpful and loving to my dogs”

I've been taking our dogs to the Walthamstow practice for at least the last ten years and I couldn't recommend them more highly. Very helpful and supportive staff. Professional vet, Amy is the best vet so far. Very proactive vet rather than reactive. Brilliant for the routine stuff as well as acute/emergency situations. The team are so caring to the dogs which is obviously the main thing but they are also supportive and comforting to us. My dogs seem to love going to the vets and pulls into their forecourt everytime we pass on a walk. That's the best recommendation of all!

 

Reviewed by: Paul, Sharon on 04/06/2013

Overall rating:

5

“A little cat very well cared for”

We're cat lovers of old, and have always adopted rescued cats. We have also been taking our cats to Goddards' Walthamstow practise for close to twenty years. The little guy we have now has been beset by a number of health issues, some minor, some not so. As ever, everyone involved in caring for Adam is being as proactive and resourceful as they are gentle and loving in their care and treatment of him, and we cannot thank them enough, nor recommend the practise too highly

 

Reviewed by: Robyn on 15/04/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Just Fantastic!”

I have only recently found the Grove Road practice in Walthamstow, but i have to say i have never in 30 years of owning cats i have never , ever found a practice like this.

Amy the current vet and her team of nurses, Lorna, Emma, Regan have cared for my my cat Lorca as if he was there own.

Lorca was pretty sick when he arrived to see Amy, but at all times i was filled with nothing but confidence about his treatment.
They always have time to chat, and are so gentle and loving towards the animals..
My only regret is that we didn't find you all earlier!.
Walthamstow is not by any means my nearest vet, but far and away the best i have ever been to, and so worth the extra travel time.
The team here are the gold standard by which all surgery's should be judged.

 

Reviewed by: Isobel on 28/03/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Saved my dogs life!”

I rushed my dog Zephyr to the surgery after she was savagely attacked by an aggressive dog. Amy took every step to ensure Zephyrs well being, performing vital surgery and taking the time to discuss Zephyrs needs and concerns in great details with me. Her nurse Lorna and the rest of the team tended to Zephyr in such a warm and sensitive way. She was suffering with extreme shock a was kept overnight to recover. Although it was painful not being by her side, i was so relieved knowing that i could leave her in such capable and caring hands.

 

Reviewed by: Dithespy on 16/03/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Wouldn't take my pets anywhere else”

I have been taking my 3 cats to Goddards in Walthamstow for 10 years now. The staff have always been willing to go 'the extra mile' to help in any way they can. They are also aware of how expensive vets' fees can be and take this into account when recommending treatment, without compromising on the highest standards of care. The current vet Amy is undoubtedly the best vet the practice has ever had (well, in the past 10 yrs anyway!) - she gives an honest opinion about any conditions your pets may be suffering from and even finds time to contact you personally if needed. Lorna is just wonderful!! I believe that she loves my cats almost as much as I do ;-) Thank you to everyone at Goddards Walthamstow - I don't know what the 4 of us would do without you!!

 

Reviewed by: Arkady on 22/02/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Highly recommended”

I've been taking my animals to the Grove Road practice for 10 years now, and frankly I just wouldn't take them to see anyone else - the staff at Goddards Walthamstow are second to none. They are always professional, courteous and friendly, with all staff well versed in the latest techniques & medications and fully trained. I can particularly recommend them for smaller exotics such as rats for example, and my cats are always relaxed and at ease when I have to bring them in - Lorna seems to be a definite hit with both my boys! If you're looking for a vet I wouldn't bother looking anywhere else - Goddards should definitely be your first port of call.

 

Reviewed by: cavlover on 27/09/2012

Overall rating:

5

“Friendly vet and nurses.”

We have been regular clients of Goddard vets every since they moved to Grove road. Our latest vet Amy and our nurses Lorna and Faye are just the best. They are always ready to help and advise us in any way that they can. They are a friendly team at Grove road and do their best to always put us at our ease. Their care of our pets is caring and gentle and their treatment to them we cannot fault. When visiting the vets there is always a moment to spare to fuss our pets to help put them at their ease.
We can higly recommend Grove road to anyone who is seeking a vet.