Originally the clinic was opened in the 1960’s by Dr Malcolm Fitzpatrick , who was later joined by Dr John Cooper in the 1970’s. Dr Ursula Retchford began working for Dr Cooper in 1998, and upon his retirement, took over the practice in 2005. Dr Matthew Retchford joined the practice in 2006. Over that time the premises have been extended and new technology such as ultrasound, endoscopy and direct digital radiography have been incorporated into the services available. 

The Croydon Veterinary Clinic values excellence in veterinary and client care and aims to achieve this with respect, integrity, accountability and innovation. Continuing education is very important and all staff engage in further education to ensure new advances and techniques are incorporated into the care provided for our clients. We strive to provide exceptional care for our clients and their companions from the first visit and throughout their entire life.

The Croydon Veterinary Clinic offers consultations by appointment for your convenience.



Monday – Friday 7.30am – 7.30pm

Saturday 8.30am – 4.00pm

Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Consultations by appointment