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8/1/2021 - Covid-19 Update - we're open to look after your pets. 
Thank you for your patience over the past couple of days.  We are pleased to advise you that we have received confirmation from the RCVS that we can remain open throughout the current Nationwide lockdown to treat sick and injured animals and those whose care cannot wait until after the lockdown on welfare grounds.    
Our current opening hours and Covid-19 secure ways of working will remain the same and below is a summary of the services that we will be able to offer during this period:   
" Medical consults for ill or injured patients.
" Puppy and kitten checks and primary vaccination courses, rabbit vaccinations, first year boosters (at 14 months) and boosters that are approaching or greater than 3 months overdue.
" Cat castrates and spays.
" Bitch spays.
" Dog castrates, if necessary for behavioural or health reasons.
" Dentals, if non routine or due to a medical need.
" Nail clips and anal gland expressions, if causing the patient distress.
" Six-month health checks on the Pet Healthcare Plan, including a lungworm test.
" Repeat prescription checks (as required on a case by case basis).
" Dispensing of medication, including flea and worming treatments.  
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer the following services at this time:
" Hip/elbow scores
" Blood testing to predict ovulation for mating
" Routine dentals
" Routine nail clipping & anal gland expression
The above lists are not exclusive, so please telephone our Reception team on 01767 627317 to enquire whether we can fulfil any other services you may require.
We kindly ask that you obey the "stay at home" instruction and only leave home if you feel it is necessary to do so.  Please show understanding to our staff at this difficult time whilst we are bound by the restrictions set out by the government and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Stay safe everybody.
In light of the government update this evening announcing another national lockdown we are unsure, at present, what this means for us and what we will be able to do.
We are hoping to continue to provide you with the services you need but we must stay within the law when doing this.
Please, please refrain from calling us tomorrow regarding the lockdown unless urgent or an emergency. We will post on here as soon as we know what will be happening. Please turn up for any booked appointments on Tuesday 5th January unless you hear from us.

We hope you all are ok in these tough times and we thank you for your continued support. We will try our very best to keep helping you and your pets.

COVID -19 UPDATE. 20/12/20

Following the Government announcement that we will be in Tier 4 from Sunday morning we would like to reassure our clients that we will remain open and maintain our normal opening hours Monday - Wednesday, Christmas opening hours apply from Thursday 24th December.

In keeping with the government 'Stay at home' order for those residents in Tier 4 areas we ask that you only make appointments for essential veterinary care. This includes vaccinations that are approaching 3 months overdue and all primary vaccination and first year boosters.

You will still be able to collect pre-ordered medication.The process at the practice remains unchanged but we request that only one adult attend where possible.

Coronavirus update 6/11/20    

We can confirm that the practice will remain open throughout the Nationwide lockdown from 5th November 2nd December. 

Our current opening hours and Covid-19 secure ways of working will remain the same. 

Medication, including flea and worming treatments can continue to be pre-ordered and collected as normal throughout the period.  There are no issues with stock, so please order as and when you would normally do so. 

Please be reassured that we are still able to see sick/injured patients and those whose care cannot wait until after the lockdown period on welfare grounds.

Unfortunately, we will be required to postpone all non-essential appointments and surgery until after the 2nd December, provided that a delay will not compromise animal welfare.

We kindly ask that you support this national lockdown and only leave your home if you feel it is necessary to do so and please show understanding to our staff at this difficult time whilst we are bound by these new restrictions as set out by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and our government.

Thank you for your understanding.            

Coronavirus update 24/7/20

In line with recent government guidelines, please can we ask that clients wear a mask when entering reception. Masks will be available to purchase if necessary,

Many thanks for your support and assistance.                 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE with effect from 8/7/2020 

It has become clear that as the practice is now becoming busier, the volume of phone calls has increased dramatically, causing clients difficulty in getting through on the telephone. As the COVID-19 crisis is evolving, we have decided to allow clients into the waiting room in order to check-in, pay and collect medication.

There will be a strict one-way system whilst maintaining social distancing, entering through the front entrance and exiting via one of the smaller consultation rooms. Please can we ask that only one adult enters at a time if at all possible.

We have separated the queues to try and reduce ‘congestion’ but this will be monitored and adapted accordingly. Please can we ask you to pay by debit or credit card although cheques will also be accepted. There will be no minimum payment limit for card payments..

Unfortunately, we are not yet in a position to allow clients in with their pets during consultations, however we are investigating how this might be possible going forwards and we will update you as soon as we feel that the risk to staff and clients can be sufficiently reduced to make this safe to do so.

Therefore, we ask you when you arrive for a vet or nurse consultation to please take note of the bay number you are parked in, come in to reception without your pet to let reception know you have arrived and which bay number you are in. The vet will come out to you and bring your pet into the practice for examination and treatment. Once your pet is returned to you, please return to reception to pay.

If you are shielding or a vulnerable person and would prefer not to come into the practice please continue the current process of ringing on arrival and the vet/nurse will come out to you.

Thank you so much for your patience and co-operation during these difficult and challenging times.


We are continuing to adapt to these current times and I would like to update you with what services we are now offering 

- We are now seeing puppies/kittens for their primary vaccinations, any animals due their 1st annual booster and any rabbit vaccinations.

- We have sent out booster reminders for animals that were due their booster up until May 2020 and we will be sending out reminders for boosters that were due in June soon.

- We are now doing routine neutering operations.

- We can see pets for medical or outstanding surgical conditions

-Nurses are able to see patients for nail clipping and anal gland expression if they are causing distress. 


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.


 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.

We are always 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, free, 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.

If you need emergency treatment outside of our normal hours then please call our landline number on 01767 627317 and follow the instructions. 

If you wish to register with us then please click or tap HERE. and we look forward to meeting you and your pets.


All about Tuesday...

We offer a fixed fee dental price so you can be confident of how much it will cost to keep your pet's teeth in tip top condition!

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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