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Welcome!

A very warm welcome is extended to everybody from Elizabeth Smith Veterinary Practice. We are an independently owned small animal and equine practice located on the road between the villages of Ickwell and Upper Caldecote, near Biggleswade.

The practice was established in 1982 by Mrs Helen Papworth, but a constant expansion meant that we moved from the original premises in Ickwell Green to Shuttleworth College in April 1998.

Elizabeth Smith joined the practice in 1994 and bought it from Helen in May 2002. Her goal was to design and build a permanaent, purpose built practice and we finally moved into our current premises on 3rd March 2011.

Our vision is to provide the best, first opinion small animal and equine veterinary care for your pets. We strive to give excellent customer care by providing a sympathetic, flexible and efficient service as we offer the personal touch and do our best to encourage case continuity. As most of us are pet owners ourselves we understand the hugely important role our pets have as a member of our families.

We are also very proud to be one of the only practices in the local area to offer our own out of hours service. If you need emergency treatment outside of our normal hours then one of the practice's veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses will be available to help your pet so you will be assured you will see one of our regular staff at our own building on Ickwell Road. Please call our landline number and follow the instructions.

###### SAVE THE DATE ####### We are very excited to announce that we will be holding another Open Day on Sunday 25th June 2017 at midday until 4pm. In the past these have been really successful and fun days for all of the family. Lots of activites and things to see as well as a chance to go 'behind the scenes'. We will be releasing more details next year but until then put the date in your diaries!

###### STAFF VACANCIES #######  We are currently looking for an enthusiastic full-time equine and small animal veterinary surgeon to join our team. please e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. 

#### CURRENT OFFERS ######: FREE blood testing to detect early heart disease in large/giant dog breeds. If you have a breed that is at risk eg. Boxer, Great Dane, Dobermann or many others, we will blood test them for free to check for an early indicator of Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

Due to the success of our 'fixed fee' dental promotions we have decided to take the fear out of unknown dental costs and permanently set a fixed fee for every dental we do, so if you've been putting off getting your pet's teeth sorted please call reception for details and to get your pet booked in.

All about Wednesday...

Free equine visit day tomorrow if your horse is stabled East of the A1. Book before 5pm today or click here for details.



Caring for pets

As many of us are pet owners ourselves, we understand the importance of pets truly being part of the family. We do our best to offer the best care for your pet, with a comprehensive preventative healthcare programme and a range of medical services and surgical facilities to help when everything doesn't go to plan.

We are now in our brand new premises at Ickwell Road, Upper Caldecote, Bedfordshire SG18 9BS. Please see our "Contacts" page for further details.

Payment Options

Payment can be made via cash, cheque or debit/credit card.

Account payments can also be made by debit/credit card over the telephone or by BACS.

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