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Meet the Team

Jose Fernandez Pena LDO.Vet MRCVS (OV) - Veterinary Surgeon

Jose graduated in Cordoba (Spain) in 1998.  He came to England to work with seals at the RSPCA a week after graduation and has remained in the UK ever since. Jose moved to the PDSA animal charity to work with companion animals in 1999 where he remained for three years followed by a long term role in an emergency hopsital that gave him the opportunity to gain valuable experience in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery with animal welfare always his main concern.

Away from work Jose is interested in yoga and travelling which he combines with charity work wherever he goes.

Paul Kelly MVB MRCVS (OV) - Veterinary Surgeon

Paul qualified from the Veterinary College in Dublin in 1987.  After working in large and small animal practices he joined the Goddard Group in 1997 and ran our surgery in Chingford for over 17 years.  In 2015 Paul joined the team at Goodmayes.  Paul has dealt with quarantine and pet animal import-export queries for many years and as an Official Vet (OV) can sign and issue Pet Passports.

At home he is bossed by his cat Hetty, who was abandoned at the Chingford surgery many years ago.


Jan Colley - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Jan has been a familiar and trusted face at the surgery since 1989. She is well known for her wonderful sense of humour and caring and friendly approach. Jan is a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse [RVN] and has many years nursing experience. A keen cat lover Jan has cared for many elderly cats and proudly has had many that have lived well into their twenties.  Jan is interested in all aspects of pet welfare and always happy to offer help and advice wherever it may help an animal.

April Wood - Student Veterinary Nurse

April is student veterinary nurse and joined the Goddard Group in 2016 after having done work experience for us in the past.  April has an interest in animal welfare and behaviour and owns an elderly Labrador who was a rescue dog.