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A very warm welcome is extended to everybody from Elizabeth Smith Veterinary Practice. We are an independently owned small animal practice located on Ickwell Road, Upper Caldecote (the road between the villages of Ickwell and Upper Caldecote:SG18 9BS), 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 building on 3rd March 2011. We are extremely proud of our fabulous premises and therefore we are very happy to show any new or existing clients round so you can see where your pet would be hospitalised and provide access to the clincial areas. Please ask at reception to book a tour with one of our clincial team.  

We have plenty of on-site parking including disabled spaces and easy access to our waiting and consulting rooms as well as a beautiful paddock just outside the front door where you can exercise your pet before and after being seen. If your pet is particularly anxious about coming into the practice, we are happy to see them outside if it is appropriate - please just mention it at the time of booking or checking-in when you arrive.

We are 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 on 01767 627317 and follow the instructions.

Our vision is to provide the best, first opinion small animal 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.


Monday 24th Dec (Christmas Eve) - 9am - 1pm

Tuesday 25th Dec  (Christmas Day)- emergencies only

Wednesday 26th Dec (Boxing Day) - emergencies only

Thursday  27th Dec - 9am - 7pm

Friday 28th Dec - 9am - 7pm

Saturday 29th Dec - 9am - 1pm then emergencies only

Sunday 30th Dec - emergencies only

Monday 31st Dec (New Year's Eve) - 9am - 7pm

Tuesday 1st Jan (New Year's Day)- emergencies only

Wednesday 2nd Jan - 9am - 7pm

If you wish to register with us then please click or tap HERE.

##### Current offers - 10% off routine neutering for all cats, dogs and rabbits throughout December 2018 and January 2019 #####

###### Vaccination Amnesty - Has you dog or cat not been vaccinated for over 18 months? Re-start their vaccination couRse for the price of a booster throughout December 2019 ####


 ### We would like to alert all of our clients that travel abroad with their pets that the legislation post Brexit (29th March 2019) regarding any changes to the current rules is yet to be decided. If you are planning or have already booked a holiday abroad after that date then please stay in touch with the practice nearer the time so we can advise you accordingly. ###

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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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