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Meet the Team

Julie Johnson BSc BVetMed MRCVS - Head Veterinary Surgeon & Regional Head Vet

Julie qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1992 and joined Stone Lion in April 2015, having spent over 20 years as a small animal vet in both the private and charity sectors.  She joins Goddard from the RSPCA, where she was Hospital Director of their London hospitals.  Julie is particularly interested in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.  She lives in Putney with her husband and son, Moffat the Border Collie cross and a small tabby cat named Malinka. 

Jacqui Gold BA VetMB MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon and Hospital Manager

Jacqui qualified from Cambridge University in 2007 and has worked at the Stone Lion since 2009.  She was appointed hospital manager in addition to her clinical duties in 2015.  Jacqui is particularly interested in emergency medicine and critical care as well as soft tissue surgery.  She lives in Wimbledon with her husband, her Yorkshire Terrier Brut and Tatty a tabby cat who was brought to Stone Lion as an abandoned kitten. Outside of work Jacqui's interests are knitting, gardening and reading.


Helen Ward DrMedVet MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Helen joined the Goddard Group in 2015 and initially worked at our surgeries in Fulham, Kennington and Putney before transferring to the Stone Lion Hospital in June 2016.  Helen is studying for a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and her interests include dermatology, dentistry and animal welfare.  Outside of work Helen enjoys running, cycling, yoga and outdoor swimming.


We have vets dedicated to providing our out of hours service and providing emergency care for your pets.

Our team of Veterinary Surgeons are supported by a team of eight qualified veterinary nurses, four trainee nurses and three ward assistants.

Our friendly, helpful, fully trained team of five receptionists are familiar faces to our regular clients and are all great animal lovers themselves. They have all taken home a large collection of waifs and strays that have passed through our Hospital doors over the years including fish, hamsters, cats, dogs and giant African land snails

Behind the scenes the Hospital is run and managed by Mark Gill BVetMed MRCVS Regional Manager, Louise Thomson, Assistant to Regional Manager and the Hospital Administrator Jenny Everton.