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Practice ethos

The Good Companions Veterinary Clinic is a small animal practice seeing dogs, cats, rabbits, and a variety of smaller species. We pride ourselves on the compassion and empathy we offer our patients and their owners.

All staff are pet owners, hence we understand and sympathise with the feelings and concerns our clients have for their pets. We feel we build a close relationship between owner and vet, which improves the quality of care we can provide to your pet, and the support we can offer you during worrying and emotional times.

History

The practice has been caring for the pets of the Stanstead Abbotts area since the mid 1970's. In 2005 we moved from a first floor location in The Maltings to the current purpose designed premises on the ground floor. This move provided us with many modern practice ideas incorporated. We have separate dog and cat waiting areas, separate dog and cat wards for inpatients, an aseptic operating theatre, and a designated imaging room.

In 2015 as the previous owners retired, the practice merged with the Bishop’s Stortford Veterinary Hospital, and Louise joined the practice as new head vet. Amy our assistant vet and the other staff members, nurses and reception, all continue to work at the practice as they did before the merger. We also have Neil, one of the surgeons from Bishop’s Stortford, here at Good Companions every Thursday.

We are keen that continuity of care is maintained and encourage clients to make an appointment with the vet of their choice. Our vets constantly discuss our ongoing cases to ensure that if you were to have to see a different vet you will not have to recap all that has been happening with your pet.

Our collaboration with another local practice, allows us at Good Companions access to the advanced diagnostic and surgical facilities available at the Hospital, so we can continue to provide the highest level of care possible in general practice. Our clients can also now use the 24 hours a day emergency service.

Animals seen at our practice benefit from the care of our experienced and committed vets, who treat each as if it were their own.