Goddard Veterinary Group - Highbury

87 Grosvenor Avenue
N5 2NL


  • 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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Opening times

Day Opens Closes
Monday 9:00 am 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am 12:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am 7:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed Closed

Clinic reviews

5 Stars - 17-01-2018 - Frances

Louise Riches and her team have been caring for our cat for all her life, more than 17 years, and recently helped her to her end. There have been many challenges, starting from the first month's of the cat's life. Throughout, this practice has supported, advised and cared for our pet with superb professionalism, excellent understanding and advice. The team, led by Louise, includes a senior cat specialist and vet nurses who all have the attributes of high quality animal carers. And that includes the regular locums as well. The standard never drops. Sometimes our cat presented unusual and challenging symptoms and conditions; Louise understood and addressed them appropriately. We have complete confidence in the capability and expertise at this practice but over and above that, we would recommend this practice as one where you can be confident that there will also be sympathy and tenderness to the end. A very special place.

5 Stars - 02-03-2017 - Monty

Goddard was recommended by neighbour and local neighbourhood website. I'm pleased to report that both I and puppy were happy with the welcoming service provided.

5 Stars - 26-02-2017 - SUKRAN

Dear Goddard Veterinary Group, I didn't realise but it has been 1.5 years since I registered with you, time flies by. Thanks for this opportunity to give my feedback about your services. As well as organising general care for my cat Cici also they performed brilliant surgery in addition to three telephone calls and follow up consultations - just fantastic. The way you work in harmony made me very positive and grateful to you. I am very sad, in despair that we lost her sister cat Mistan (1.5 years ago) because of the lack of communication between the staff at a previous veterinary practice. They caused clinical negligence and we had to put her to sleep because she developed many stress related illnesses.This was caused by a neighbour's two street fighting cats that she brought from abroad that caused her death. They constantly attacked her, Cici and all the other cats in the area.I have many unsolved social issues, this is one of them. I write poems almost all the time. I would like to share two quotations about how my cat reflected into my poems.I am against cremation but my cat Mistan ( I call her Misi) after being put down was cremated: 'She burned, I burned. Became a handful of ash Blew to the sky, to the air. It rained, got wet'. It was the 14th of August 2015. After her death it rained a lot. I shed tears for months and kept writing more I remember talking to the Sa maritans and crying more: 'My cat, my baby She was sacrificed by clinical negligence And a part of my soul went'. As well as great care for Cici I also received lots of different useful information from your staff. I wish you all the best. Kind regards, Sukran.

5 Stars - 19-04-2016 - Augusta, Viscountess St Davids

My Chow recently underwent emergency surgery that was compounded by 3 other local vets who failed him as regards competence (at an inordinate expense too).. In the midst of this ordeal, I discovered Louise Riches at the Highbury branch of Goddard's and her kind, vocational, honest, thorough, expert approach once again restored my faith in the London veterinary community.

5 Stars - 17-02-2016 - Josh

My puppy - and imperial Shih-Tzu, was only home with us for 24 hours until we noticed he had a very sore eye. We phoned the vets, hadn't even registered with them vet, and they were so helpful and friendly, explained everything from his poorly eye, to everything we need to know about our new puppy. They gave us an emergency appointment the next day at a time that was great for us. Our puppy had to be rushed to to a specialist care unit for eyes in Cambridge. The vets were AMAZING. They got everything organised, kept us calm and were always on call to answer our questions. We went to the hospital which they referred us too and it was like a 5* Hotel for dogs! Was in a beautiful setting and the staff their were just incredible. The vets in Highbury already know us by our names, and they give so much love to our puppy. I wouldn't even dream about moving to another vet practice. They are the most professional and friendly staff, especially Louise who is EXTREMELY knowledgable and professional with her work. She firm and to the point and puts me at ease with any concerns I have, just brilliant. Thank you Highbury vets!

4.6 Stars - 30-11-2015 - Pam

Both the practice nurse and Louise, the veterinarian, are a great comfort when problems arise. The nurse found my cat, who needed prescription food, on her records even though I hadn't been there for some years, and she was able to provide it on the spot just before going on my holiday. Louise gave superb advice during an emergency with my other cat who I ended up taking to the RSPCA hospital in Seven Sisters Road due to the high cost of the surgery he needed had Goddards carried it out. For all who can afford private care, I can't recommend the Highbury branch highly enough. It is extremely reassuring and thoroughly professional at all times. And, if you can't, they are still there, ready to help, to refer you to someone who can, like the RSPCA or Blue Cross. The same applies to recommending cat sitters and carers!

4.8 Stars - 18-07-2015 - Pam

Visited today to request help on finding catteries, cat sitters for a sudden plan to go away in mid-summer. Lauren was incredibly helpful, and pulled out her file of appropriate places, peoples, even though I hadn't been a visitor to the clinic with my two cats for more than 8 years. (Having retired, on a small state pension, we later became eligible for free vet care at our local RSPCA.) In addition, she gave extremely helpful and knowledgeable advice about the vaccinations catteries might require, and about the food one of my cats might need, who has suffered from FLUTD in the past. All this while there was a big queue, which she also handled so efficiently and caringly! THANKS, Lauren! Pam

5 Stars - 08-05-2015 - AB

I recently got a chihuahua and is my first puppy! I went to the Goddard vet to get her first set of vaccinations done. The staff were incredibly informative and helpful. They gave me a whole load of information and help on my first pup. Everyone is very helpful, and my pup did not feel uncomfortable whilst being treated. Definitely recommended!

4.8 Stars - 03-05-2015 - James White

Thanks to all the team at highbury for making Alyosha ( siamese) have a stress free tooth extraction

4.8 Stars - 29-04-2015 - Liz

Really can't fault this vet. I have found them to be highly professional, whilst also very generous with time and with advice. They genuinely seem to care about your pet. This is the only vet I have ever used, so I don't really know how their prices compare, but for the amount I've paid I have always felt I have received excellent value for money. I would absolutely recommend this vet to anyone.

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