Looking for an excellent cat vet

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Wednesday 23 September 2015 2.39pm
Good afternoon,

We have recently moved into the area and are looking for vet who is specifically interested in cats. We are happy to travel likewise cost is not so much of an option when it comes to these little ones.

Thank you so much.
Wednesday 23 September 2015 3.45pm
Andrew H Kirby (Grange Road) is very good. Conventional vet practice with reasonable charges.

A special mention though has to go to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust on Lewisham Way. They are a cat charity and vet practice and their animal care is second-to-none. Their customer service (by which I mean bells and whistles) isn't as good, but that's because they're inundated. They recently saved my two-year-old cat's life when another vet (not Andrew H Kirby BTW) had wanted to euthanase her. They provided Tilly with specialist treatment and I'm pleased to say she is well on the road to recovery. She was really at death's door and were it not for their intervention she wouldn't be here now.

If your cat has some sort of specialist/obscure condition then I'd say give Celia Hammond a ring. For immunisations or more routine stuff, use Andrew Kirby.

I have no affiliation with either practice other than in the guise of customer.
Wednesday 23 September 2015 5.34pm
I too would recommend Andrew Kirby's practice in Grange Road. I had a very nervous cat for many years and they were always patient and caring towards her.
Wednesday 23 September 2015 8.49pm
We used to go to Andrew Kirby but found Goddard's on Kennington Road much better! Cat's happy so I'm happy!
Zoe
Thursday 24 September 2015 7.50am
Andrew Kirbys has actually become Medivet, so I think Andrew must have sold up, which is a shame as he was a lovely vet. I have found the new vets just as good and the charges seem very similar, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
Thursday 24 September 2015 9.12am
Thank you everybody for your help. There isn't a great choice in the area though is there?
Zoe
Thursday 24 September 2015 6.02pm
No, there is basically two if you want one locally.
jw
Friday 25 September 2015 6.42am
Bit further afield, but the london veterinary clinic on York Road near Baker Street (easy commute on tube) - are fantastic.

Came highly recommended by other vets in North London.

Really brilliant
Saturday 26 September 2015 3.28pm
A friend of mine goes to pets at home, admittedly with a dog, and is very happy with them. I go to John Hankinson at New Cross, with cats, dog and rabbits, they are lovely, I am very happy with them though New Cross can be a bit of a slog.
Tuesday 29 September 2015 10.52am
Thanks again for all of those. I have heard very good things about John Hankinsons and that is not too far. Much appreciated. Have a great week.

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