Goddard Veterinary Group - Gidea Park144 Balgores Lane
- 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
5 Stars - 15-09-2016 - Sin
After getting a pedigree Sphinx a few years back and having used the same vets since, both myself and Hades (said Sphinx...) have never had a problem. The vets was something neither of us rejoiced in. Service was OK, we were both just a little take it or leave it. Just over a couple of months ago we moved, now Hades doesn't travel well and five days back Hades stopped eating, then went off his liquids... then he stopped using his litter tray. After taking a day off and observing him I got very worried and it being a Sunday didn't help... I, in my panicked and upset state, needed my Sphinx seeing by a professional. I was seen quickly even after them wedging me into an emergency and previously unbooked appointment on a busy Monday morning, this would usually leave someone being pushed through quickly at any other vets but the quality of time taken wasn't reduced in service at all... I felt comfortable in the company of a clearly very intelligent and friendly vet, Richard Marks was both efficient and professional but not without a lovely bedside manner to both myself and more importantly a very ill Sphinx. I felt like I was as much being kept calm and looked after as my cat. Important for a mid thirties prima dona tattoo artist... Hades was quite ill for a couple of days, these curious creatures we spend time with, like ourselves, sometimes just get sick... when this happens I feel it is important to still have the possibilities checked off and the relevant tests run. I was glad that the vet also deemed this important and was able to present me with quite an extensive range of results to help calm myself to the knowledge that this was just a fever gone wrong rather than an illness that may continue to present itself. Obviously, this can start to add up but you expect this with a Sphinx, I was throughly and pleasantly surprised that the bill had stayed within normal realms. This kind of thing can be the stuff of nightmares... but it was manageable and significantly cheaper than the regular get both myself and Hades use. Even though the service was better and Hades had more tests run. I was in pieces when I first took Hades in... and he was REALLY sick... but knowing, even after meeting a team once, that the best possible care was going to be given, really made me feel better. A couple of days later and Hades is doing better himself too... Both myself and my Sphinx owe the team at Goddard Group in Gidea Park a massive amount. Thank you so much. 10/10 ...and Hades now has a new vet.
5 Stars - 13-09-2016 - Adam
We are very happy with Goddards at Gidea Park. We have to visit quite regularly because of an ongoing condition of one of our cats and everyone at the practice shows a genuine interest in our pet's health and progress. Richard and the team really take the effort to get to know us and our pets, and we are always warmly welcomed. We have been visiting the practice for approximately 4 years now and we are very happy with the service that Richard provides; he really puts our pets at ease and, also, has a reassuring word for us as pet-owners. He has a great knowledge of veterinary matters and is great at explaining sometime complex matters in an easy to understand manner. The practice is clearly driven by a desire to resolve issues in the best way for the pets, and is not driven by profits, which we have experienced with other practices in the past. The practice is keen to ensure that any unnecessary procedures are avoided and this avoids any unnecessary stress for our pets. We would not hesitate to recommend Richard as a vet, and everyone at the practice who provides such a fantastic service.
5 Stars - 13-09-2016 - robert d.
For sheer hard work, dedication and results, and a very happy atmosphere, your practice cannot be bettered. Costs, also, are most reasonable. Best wishes from a grateful client, Robert Dulake. P.S. Please accept this review as covering eight or so years of exemplary service to some more- adventurous-than-most felines.
5 Stars - 13-09-2016 - Hugo the Bully
My Bully 'Hugo'has been plagued by Heath issues from a pup, Richard has sorted him out in 2 months!! He really knows how to treat this difficult breed,
5 Stars - 12-09-2016 - Tara
We are very grateful to Richard who operated on our dog and has given her a new lease of life to which we are totally grateful and all the staff who are very friendly, helpful and nothing is too much trouble I would totally recommend them to anyone who are looking for a good veterinary practice who really care about the animals welfare
5 Stars - 12-09-2016 - Sue
My visit today was just for the yearly check up, as always I was given excellent service, Richard recommended that my dog needed dental treatment which I had suspected myself, my dog is booked in for this procedure. Richard answered all my questions, I would have no hesitation in recommending this practice, all the staff are caring people.
4.8 Stars - 22-06-2016 - AC
I have total respect for Richard. After changing vets recently he diagnosed something that was wrong with the family dog just by watching her walk into the examination room! After using the same vets for over 10 years, we had thought she had received the best treatment however, we now question whether their practice was about the best care for our dog or the financial ward. It is obvious that Richard cares about the animals - our lovely placid labarador does not take to men so we were prepared for her growl when we walked in however, Richard spoke to her in a soft calm tone and she was putty in his hands! That was a first for her. He has changed her medication and she has gone from being a dog who slept all day and had no energy (due to the pain killers prescribed by our old vet) to a dog who is bright eyed and happy - and that was only after 1 week. Richard is amazing at what he does and we only regret that we did not transfer sooner.
5 Stars - 30-04-2016 - Carol
New vets to my self and my elderly gentleman poodle teddy noodle and very young poodle pomfrey wanted to state that the puppy parties are a must very well ran caring lovely staff learnt a lot also vet Richard has time for his worried owners and animals in his care operated on my beloved teddy and excellent results very thankful
5 Stars - 29-04-2016 - Tony
Richard at Goddards in Gidea Park performed emergency surgery on our standard poodle Blue. It was 50/50 whether he came through the op. Thanks to all at the practice Blue is now fully recovered. Who needs Supervet.
5 Stars - 18-02-2016 - Jo
Richard and the team are simply brilliant. I got a Schnoodle pup and am just so lucky to have them on my doorstep. Every member of staff is so kind and absolutely goes the extra mile, I cannot recommend them enough. The free puppy check ups and Emily's puppy parties are great: I knew my pup was getting the best possible care and was well socialised and I was getting the best advice. When she hurt her leg playing in the garden Janice was so kind and understanding (it happened out of hours) and whenever Matilda (the pup) went in for check ups or to have stitches out, Richard knew exactly what the vet hospital had done and was able to answer any questions, and again was very reassuring. She's recently now been spayed by Richard. It all went well and even though I was in pieces and needed a lot of extra time to reach the decision to have her spayed now, Richard and the nurses answered all of my questions and were extremely patient and reassuring. They also called the next day after the op to make sure Matilda was recovering well. Matilda's happy as anything and doesn't mind going there as she associates it with puppy parties and lovely people, as do I. I would have everyone I know who owns a pet use this vet's practice, they're just such nice genuine people who really really love animals and take the time to get to know each pet and owner.