Sydenham Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Bell Green Park
Southend Lane
SE26 4PU

Telephone: 020 8659 1777

Opening hours

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Meet the team

Javier Herrero

Javier Herrero

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Originally from Spain, I decided to move to Great Britain over 1 years ago and to develop my career with companion animals. After working for few years as a consultant and veterinary surgeon in a first opinion practice and also providing emergency service and care in a dedicated specialist Out of Hours service, I decided together with Rafael to open Vets4pets Sidcup and Vets4pets Sydenham. I have special interest on internal medicine, diagnostic image and surgery. My dedication has led me to pursue further studies and specialization. After two years of intense courses taught by specialists and examinations I finally achieved a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2016. Now we are able to perform more advanced and technical surgical procedures, which enables us to offer better care and wider services to our patients. In addition to this, I have been awarded with a further post graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2018. Currently, I am studying towards a Certificate in Endoscopy and Minimal Invasive Surgery, commonly know as key hole surgery. This is upgrading the service and options for our patients, minimising damage and considerably improving post operative recovery, something that some of our patients have already benefited from. My little spare time is filled with a beautiful daughter, a naughty cat and a noisy parrot.
Rafael Garrido

Rafael Garrido

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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I am originally from Granada in southern Spain and qualified as a vet in 2006. Since February 2009. I have been working within the Sidcup area of the UK in small animal practice. I love being in the operating theatre and I have always been interested in echography (echocardiography, abdominal ultrasonography, eyes). I have a strong passion for small animal internal medicine and I'm currently undertaking a 2 years certificate in small animal internal medicine. When not working my hobbies include fossils, picking mushrooms, photography, reading and of course animals. I especially enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I'm happily married to Katarina, who is a vet as well, and we have a six and a half months old daughter called Lucia. Our pets are Lady and Cesar both of them 6 and a half years old. We also have some Neon fish and 3 Yamato shrimps! I would like to offer a very good service to my clients and to provide the best treatment for my patients. My next goal will be to do some advance courses on ultrasonography and cardiology.
Sydenham V4P Stephanie1


Student Veterinary Nurse

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Stephanie joined Vets4pets Sydenham when the practice first opened in March 2014 and is now undertaking a course to become a Qualified Veterinary Nurse. 

She has a range of pets that consist of 2 dogs (Noah and Henry), 3 crested geckos, 2 rabbits (Arthur and Amelia) who were adopted from pets at home, 2 cockatiels, ducks and chickens. When she is not working she enjoys walking her dogs, going out with friends and spending time with her family

Sydenham V4P Faye123



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Faye has been a receptionist here at Vets4Pets Sydenham since August 2015. At home she has 2 dogs (Tess and Ruby) and some tropical fish. 

Originally she was interested in art and attended UCA Rochester for a year. She then went onto other things and has recently qualified as a Beauty Therapist. In her spare time Faye enjoys walking her dogs, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.

Vets4Pets Sydenham is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

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



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.

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  • 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.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Keyhole Surgery
    In human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.
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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


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Vets Now Thamesmead
1c Eynsham Drive

Telephone: 020 8310 7713

Standard consultations before 11pm start from £173. Standard consultations after 11pm start from £223.

Referral service

For all referrals please complete the referral form

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