Vets in Croydon | Companion Care

Croydon Companion Care

Inside Pets at Home
Waddon Goods Yard
Purley Way
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 4NX

Telephone: 0208 432 8018

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday Closed

Meet the team

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Obi Amazu

Joint Venture Partner and Head Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I qualified and obtained my MRCVS Veterinary Degree from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1994. Since then, I have worked in 2 main practices, the last being local here in Croydon. Having done long stints in my two main jobs, it enabled me to form a great bond with my clients and their pets, most of whom I now consider my friends. 

This in turn has made it easier for me to get involved with them at a deeper level and provide very high quality Veterinary care to my patients, this level of care being what I am especially passionate about. I have a wide experience in most surgical and diagnostic procedures and have a particular interest in Internal medicine and Abdominal Ultrasonography. When I am not working, I love tennis, whether playing, watching or going to Wimbledon and also travelling and eating out. Having the time to enjoy my hobbies is however highly dependent on my 2 adorable cats who love to wrap me around their little paws!!

Binaifer Katila

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I graduated in 2014 from the Mumbai Veterinary College after harbouring a life long dream of becoming a Veterinary Surgeon. I volunteered with animal charities in India, taking part in vaccination and spay/neuter clinics while working at a low cost veterinary practice. In 2017 I gained the MRCVS qualification in London and have been practicing in the UK since I have qualified. 

I love all aspects of veterinary medicine, but have a special interest in Soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging. I am passionate about patient care and animal welfare and am always up for a cuddle from a small furry! In my spare time, I loves exploring London, travelling and drinking coffee!

I live with a black cat called Bagheera and have a dog called Skippy that lives in my family home in Mumbai.

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Luis Blasco Arandilla

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I graduated in Spain at Alfonso X El Sabio University in 2014 where I studied Veterinary medicine. I then worked in a variety of hospitals in Spain and performed a rotating internship in a referral Hospital. I then wanted to broaden my experience in Veterinary Medicine so in 2019, I left Spain and obtained my MRCVS membership, and I am now working as a veterinary surgeon in the UK which I find very rewarding .

I am very passionate about internal medicine with a special interest in oncology. I pride myself on providing the best standard of patient care for all of my hospitalised patients and enjoy building relationships with clients in my consultations too.

I have a cat called Sort and a Labrador cross called Timonet, who I absolutely adore- they do say dogs are a man’s best friend! I regularly visit Spain to see my Spanish friends and family who I miss a lot. However in my spare time locally I enjoy long walks with Timonet, eating out with friends and going to concerts.

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Vici Gorosabel

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I qualified from the University of Surrey in July 2020 and worked at a busy first opinion practice in North London before joining the team at Companion Care Croydon. I have dreamed of being vet since I was a little girl and couldn’t think of a more fulfilling job. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, and take pride in developing relationships with clients.
 
In my free time, I spend time horseback riding, traveling and exploring all that London has to offer. While I don’t currently have any pets, I hope to adopt a dog in the not too distant future.
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Matheus Nerone

Student Veterinary Surgeon

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Katie Smithers

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have had the privilege of working in the veterinary industry for over 10 years, learning so much throughout my time. I started out as a Veterinary care assistant in 2011 and found my love for veterinary practice, solidifying my dream of wanting to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I qualified in 2019 finally making my dream a reality!
 
As Head Registered Veterinary Nurse at Companion Care Croydon, I enjoy supporting present and teaching new members of the team. I love chatting to clients and their animals, striving to improve all aspects of pet's health and lifestyle. I am thoroughly keen on carrying out nurse consults, taking an interest in wound management cases as well as maintaining a high standard of care to all patients that come in and out of the practice. 

Outside of work I take time to see friends and family, often going for long walks with my fur baby Jasper, he is a Lurcher cross who I love to bits. ​​I also enjoy travelling to many different destinations around the world, working hard to keep fit beforehand so I can indulge while I'm away!
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Rachael Tossell

Deputy Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have been working in the Veterinary industry since 2008, initially as a Receptionist, I joined Companion Care Croydon when it opened in 2011. In 2017 I achieved my dream of becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse which I am very proud of. Since then I have progressed to deputy head RVN. I enjoy working closely with the head RVN to support the practice, coaching students and new staff members, and generally helping out the team anyway I can. I enjoy all aspects of the job but particularly like nursing hospitalised patients, giving them TLC and keeping them as comfortable as possible. Getting them well enough to go home is a great feeling.

In my spare time I look after my young son, we like going to the park and watching the birds and squirrels, and like spending time with family. Unfortunately I don't currently have any pets of my own but it means the ones at work get extra cuddles from me.

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Calvin Yin Chan

Supervisory Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have been with Croydon Companion Care since 2015, starting out as a work experience student. The practice has given me a great opportunity to become the nurse I am now and I am very pleased that I have progressed to the nursing team as a senior member. My main interests are diagnostic equipment, including the lab area and x-rays. 

I really enjoy working and being around around animals, especially with cats, which has also given me the chance to rescue a cat called Winnie. My goal is to progress further and work with larger wildlife animals, specifically big cats. 

In my free time, I enjoy meeting friends and going out for dinner (and eating in general), travelling around different parts of the world and keeping active at the gym. 

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Temeira Riley

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I graduated from The University of Bristol in July of 2021, and started working here shortly after. This has been my dream job ever since I was little, and after getting to know the rest of the staff through work experience, I knew this practise would be the perfect first job!

My favourite aspects at the moment are in-patient care, and consults, as I enjoy working closely with animals and making sure they have what they need to be as well as they can.

My hobbies are singing, reading, and outings with my family and friends.

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Bonnie Robinson - Vincent

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I have been with the Companion Care Croydon team since 2020 as a Student Veterinary Nurse. I am very excited to graduate and becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). I have only ever wanted to be a veterinary nurse as I have a strong love for cute animals and mainly because of my rescued English Bulldog, Lola, whom requires a lot of care and attention and gets the key to my heart.

My life term goal is to exceed and excel in veterinary nursing, by developing my skills to become the best nurse I can, with the intention of being a partner of a practice or owning my own practice. 

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Renee Small

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I have been with the practice since 2015. I started as work experience for 6 months and was hired on as Veterinary care assistant afterwards. Since this time I have been given the opportunity to further myself and now have started my Veterinary Nurse training.

I found my love of animals from a young age and have owned a variety of animals over the years. I now have 3 dogs Sadie (jack x pom), Logan (staffy cross) and Marnie ( staffy x mastiff). They are my babies and would do anything for them. Its due to them that I found my love of the veterinary industry and have never looked back. Everyone at the practice knows me as the staffy lady as I have quite a fondness for the breed. But love anything with fur. My hobbies are writing short stories and anything outdoors.

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Lydia Buddery Davidson

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I have been with the practice since Christmas 2021, having previously completed 2 work placements in the practice which I loved! I have always wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse and was so excited when I got the opportunity to follow my ambition. I enjoy Nursing as it means I get to spend time with all our lovely patients, getting to know them, and hopefully help them feel better when they are poorly.

I have 2 dogs of my own, both Labradoodles called Max and Daisy, who I enjoy going on long walks or cuddling up with on the sofa. I also have a rescue hamster called Cappuccino, which means if we ever have a hamster in practice I’m called on to help as I have a knack for handling them!​

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Tyashah Clarke

Student Veterinary Nurse

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When I was younger, it was my dream to become a vet. When I carried out work experience, my dream changed as I felt nursing was the career path I needed to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed my placement here at Companion Care Croydon and since then have been offered career development opportunities. I am currently studying at Middlesex university to obtain my degree in veterinary nursing. I have an interest in the care of hospitalised patients and helping to rehabilitate them to full health when possible. 

I have 2 cats and 2 gerbils at home whom I love with all my heart. My passion is horses along with horse riding and my long term goal is to become an equine nurse. My dream is to own a little farm with my horse and companion pony out in the countryside. 

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Hannah Smithers

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I had the honour of joining the Companion Care Croydon team in April 2022 and am a Veterinary Care Assistant. I am particularly interested in helping and observing the surgery and then looking after the patients throughout their recovery. I am very happy carrying out my VCA course for the time being but maybe in the future I would like to study veterinary nursing.

 

I found my love for animals from a young age and have owned a variety of animals over the years, including fish, hamsters, guinea pigs and now own a rescue dog called Jasper who is a Lurcher X. In my spare time I enjoy going on dog walks, going to the gym and meeting friends. ​

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Georgia Turner

Senior Client Care Advisor

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My Name is Georgia but you may hear people call me GT. 
I love coming to work to interact with the clients and patients, also Learning new things. I have always had a passion of animals and with having a background of customer service thought would put my passion and skills together which makes this the perfect job! 
 
I have 3 cats but my main boy is Percy who is a Norwegian forest who has me wrapped round his little paw.
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Tina O'Connor

Client Care Advisor

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I joined Croydon Companion Care in October 2016 as Veterinary Care Assistant. Initially, I spent a lot of time on reception but also managed to help the vets and nurses in the surgery and since January 2018 my role changed to Receptionist. I very much enjoy helping clients and animals out front although I still occasionally assist the vets and nurses in the surgery.

Prior to joining I worked in the music industry for nearly 30 years! At the end of the day working with animals is a lot more fun and rewarding even though it can be sad at times.

I met my beautiful baby boy Rafa when I was at college studying Animal Management. I lost my first cat Luca after 17 years suddenly to cancer and soon after was asked to look after Rafa who was at the Blue Cross on site. I wasn't looking for another cat (losing Luca destroyed me) but after spending four months looking after Rafa, I knew I couldn’t be without him and the feeling was mutual. I brought my little monster home with me in August 2015 and haven’t looked back since.

I spend as much of my spare time as possible with Rafa (of course), Taco (my twin’s cat), my family and friends, going for walks, eating out and going to concerts (although I’ve been lucky enough to have seen all my favourite acts more than once now especially The Cure, The Killers and Pink).

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Client Care Advisor

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Senior Client Care Advisor

Companion Care Croydon is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, dental machine, endoscopy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!

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Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.

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  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Endoscopy
    An endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Insurance Claim Processing
    Pet insurance is an policy you take out for your pet. This can be an individual policy for each pet you have, or some providers will let you have a multi-pet policy.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
    Medication
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Air Way Surgery
    Air Way Surgery
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Ultrasonography
    A diagnostic imaging technique that allows vets to view internal organs, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, bones
  • Hearing Loop Induction
    Hearing Loop
  • Microscopy
    The use of magnification to view cells not visible to the naked eye. Used to look at blood cells, hair cells, microscopic parasites and many more
  • Lungworm Testing
    Diagnostic tests to see if a pet has lungworm. Available as a blood or fecal test
  • Progesterone Testing
    Progesterone

Offers

Offers

10% off for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces

Dog-Companionship

Offers

Senior Pet MOT Clinic - Only £80

Summer - dog

Offers

£85 Puppy and Kitten Pack

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Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

£15 a month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way
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