Vets in Croydon | Companion Care

Croydon Companion Care

Inside Pets at Home
Waddon Goods Yard
Purley Way
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 4NX
0208 432 8018

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Normal Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
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  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday Closed

Holiday Opening Hours

Easter

  • Friday 29 Mar  - 
  • Sunday 31 Mar Closed
  • Monday 01 Apr  - 

May Bank Holiday

  • Monday 06 May  - 
  • Monday 27 May  - 

August Bank Holiday

  • Monday 26 Aug  - 

Repeat Prescriptions

Please note that we will contact you when your medication is ready for collection.

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Meet the team

Obi Amazu

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!!

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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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Helen Burden

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I studied at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest and qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2019. Since then I've worked in the UK at a first opinion practice in Kent before going on maternity and joining Croydon Companion Care in March 2023.

I thoroughly enjoy working as a vet, caring for patients and engaging with clients. I like both internal medicine and surgery with particular interest in feline medicine.

In my spare time I enjoy looking after my son, running, travelling and cooking. I also have a lovely rescue cat called Sophie who I took on as a stray.

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Natalie Salter

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I qualified as a vet from the University of Bristol in 2019 and have worked in small animal practice since. I really enjoy the variety that working as a vet brings and feel lucky to be in a job where no two days are the same! I enjoy performing surgery, but I have a particular interest in imaging and find medical cases very rewarding.
 
In my free time I enjoy going to concerts, gaming with friends and visiting national trust sites. I have 2 rescues at home, a cat named Frodo and a rabbit named Romeo. 
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Katie Smithers

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse and Practice manager

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 Penny, she is a German Shorthaired Pointer who I love to bits. We also meet up with Jasper who is my family dog where they run around together having lots of fun! ​​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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Georgia Barton

Joint Deputy Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have always loved animals but just thought veterinary was not for me until I did two weeks work experience at a veterinary centre and fell in love. I then got myself a job as a Client Care Advisor in a vets, before moving onto a different practice where I became a Veterinary Care Assistant to then train as a Student Veterinary Nurse. I then worked really hard to gain my qualification as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2021 which I am extremely proud of. I am now Joint Deputy Veterinary Nurse at Companion Care Croydon, hoping to build my knowledge and grow as a nurse here, learning many new skill! 
 
In my spare time I like to socialise with friends and spend time with family, taking my dog Echo for walks.  
 
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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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Lydia Buddery Davidson

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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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Kay Yiu

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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It is my pleasure to join Companion Care Croydon with this amazing team. I have been working in the veterinary industry since 2017. I worked in two practices when I was in Hong Kong. One is a small veterinary clinic with mostly ophthalmology cases which I am very interested in, the other one is a 24hours hospital. I have learnt a lot throughout my time in these practice and I enjoyed it so much. 

I moved to the UK in 2023 and my new chapter begins. I wish to learn more knowledge and skills here, while giving the animals the love they deserve.  

I love walking my ‘son’, my rescue dog Circle from Hong Kong in my spare time. He was dumped near a rubbish bin when he was just few weeks old, but now he is the happiest dog because my husband and I love him very much! I am looking forward to exploring different beautiful places in the UK with both of them!

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Renee Small

Student Veterinary Nurse- ON MATERNITY

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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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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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Becky Nias

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi I'm Becky, 
I'm a student nurse on placement here at Companion Care Croydon. I am nearly qualified and can't wait to complete my degree to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Since I was little I've always wanted to work with animals and help make them feel better. I'm now fulfilling that dream working with the lovely vets and nurses here getting involved in all sorts of new experiences!  I have two kitties at home Orion and Ophelia and often go to the gym to keep healthy. 
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Hannah Smithers

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I had the honour of joining the Companion Care Croydon team in April 2022 as a Veterinary Care Assistant, particularly interested in helping and observing the surgery and then looking after the patients throughout their recovery. I have now enrolled as a Student Veterinary Nurse to pursue a career in veterinary and can't wait to learn more skills and qualify in a couple of years! 

 

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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Chelsea Stutter

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I was lucky enough to join Companion Care Croydon team in early October 2022 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I studied Animal Management and graduated from Kingston University back in 2020 and now have been given this amazing opportunity to further my career.

I have always had such a love for animals as well as a love for science. So getting into the Veterinary Industry is a dream come true. For now I am enjoying helping and observing surgeries as well as getting to know all of our lovely patients. In the near future I would love to progress further and become a Veterinary Nurse.

My love for animals came from  growing up around plenty of family pets. My babies at the moment are George my Guinea Pig and Bob my Jack Russell, who you can see loves the camera. In my spare time I enjoy reading, going out with friends and fitness.
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Jakki Cook

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Since I was young I have always had a passion for animals. I always wanted to be a veterinary nurse and look after poorly animals. After working different jobs I found myself at wildlife aid, which sparked my passion to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. I joined Companion Care Croydon in October 2022 as a veterinary care assistant and love every minute.

I have three rats at home - light, tatl and tael, who I love with all my heart and consider them to be my babies. I have a love for rodents and have always kept hamsters since I was a kid. The best part of this job is meeting all the animals and being able to care and nurse them back to health.

My hobbies include video gaming, painting, tattooing and horse riding when I can.

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Michael Chan

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I am an animal lover with a diverse journey in animal care! I spent 4 amazing years in Hong Kong as an exotic zoo animal trainer—hanging out with penguins, seals, walruses, and Arctic foxes. I transitioned to the veterinary world, starting as a veterinary care assistant in a small animal practice for half a year, soaking up experience. 
 
I Moved to London with my wife and “son” in Feb 2023. Spent 8 months in a practice as a patient care assistant in central London, broadening my skills and confidence. Now, thrilled to be a veterinary care assistant at Companion Care Croydon, with dreams of becoming a registered veterinary nurse to expand my impact on our furry friends! 🐾
 
For leisure, I love walking my “son” Circle, a rescue dog from Hong Kong who was dumped near a rubbish bin when he was just few weeks old, but now he is the happiest dog because my wife and I love him so much! I am looking forward to explore different beautiful places in UK with both of them.
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Petra Bolyki

Head Client Care Advisor

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Hi, my name is Petra. I have been working in the veterinary industry for the past few years now and before that I worked in the hospitality/customer service business, so this role is a perfect combination for me. I have always had such a love for animals, and I am one of the crazy boxer ladies out there. My one and only boxer dog called Diego is living with my family in Hungary but I miss him every single day.
 
I take great pleasure in learning new things and get excited about new challenges. I like to socialise with people and if I'm able to help someone it genuinely makes my day. I really enjoy getting to know clients and their loved ones, having conversations and making sure they are happy and get everything they need. I love good jokes and fun around me, I personally think that laughter is the best medicine for everything.
 
In my spare time I read a lot of interesting books and enjoy all sorts of historical movies/series and I am really into fitness.
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Georgia Turner

Client Care Advisor- ON MATERNITY LEAVE

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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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Jess Plumb

Client Care Advisor

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Hello all, I'm Jess. Prior to this role at Companion Care Croydon I received my degree in classical antiquities from the university of Roehampton. Studying classics I took a particular interest in mythology, politics, and museum management and archive research. Whilst I loved my course and the subject is still a huge interest of mine, during my time working in museums I realised how much I loved meeting and helping new people. So I searched for the perfect job, combining a love of people and animals- and here I am!! 

I have always loved animals, and over the years I have owned nearly everything. From bearded dragons, gecko's, gerbils, guinea pigs and rabbits to snakes and scorpions. I have two dogs (Percy a cockapoo and Eevee the Jack Russell) and my rabbits River and Rory (who is posing with me in the picture above). In my spare time I read a lot, enjoy watching films and drawing.  

Donna Cook

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, ultrasound and much more! Plus, on site car parking too.

Our friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients and their pets too!

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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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  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • 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.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • 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.
  • Cancer Treatment including Chemotherapy
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • 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
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Cardiology
    Cardiology
  • Ultrasonography
    A diagnostic imaging technique that allows vets to view internal organs, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, bones
  • Hearing Loop Induction
    Hearing Loop
  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair friendly
  • 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
  • Referrals and 2nd Opinions
    Our specialist referral centres offer referral support to first-opinion practices throughout the UK.

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Offers

Offers

Discount for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces

Dog-Companionship

Offers

£110 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 Plus

From £19* per month
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

From £15* per 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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Out of hours

Vets Now
Maven Veterinary Centre
609 - 613 London Road
Worcester Park
Sutton
Surrey
SM3 9DF

Telephone: 020 8127 0408

Standard consultation fees start from £298.50