Paws Pet Health Club

Pet care for dogs

25 Reasons to join the Paws Pet Health Club today:

Your Paws Pet Health Club membership provides a cost-effective way to give your pet the most comprehensive preventative healthcare package: Click HERE to discover all of the benefits and to join the club!

Libby smallElizabeth (Libby) Smith BVetMed MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1994. She immediately came to work at the practice for Mrs Helen Papworth as the practice offered the perfect balance of small animal and equine work.

She bought the practice in May 2002 to become the sole owner as Helen made the decision to semi-retire. She continues to enjoy the role of a general practitioner, but has particular interest in small animal soft tissue surgery and rabbit medicine and surgery. She is married to Paul and lives locally with their son and daughter and Peanut the 3-legged Chihuahua.


Farah smallFarah Stones (nee Malik) BVSc MRCVS, Clinical Director, qualified from Liverpool University in 1995. She spent 3 years in mixed practice before working in mixed practice in Australia. She then returned to the UK to travel and had various locum positions before settling in small animal practice locally.

She started with us part time in October 2005 but became full time shortly afterwards. She lives with her family in Stevenage and is particularly interested in small animal soft tissue surgery.

Mark smallMark Hatcher MA VetMB MRCVS graduated from Cambridge University in 1999 and has enjoyed working at the practice ever since. He has a particular interest in small animal trauma and orthopaedics.

He is Head Veterinary Surgeon and his other more unusual areas of interest include exotics and bat surgery! He currently helps his son care for their corn snake and a tortoise called Psycho!

Nessa smallVanessa Prior BVsc MRCVS graduated from Liverpool University in 2005. She started with us in December 2008 after having previously worked in two small animal practices.

She has two rescue guinea pigs and her particular interests include 'small furries', small animal surgery and has qualified to perform acupuncture. She enjoys walking and riding.


Celia new smallCelia Reynolds BVM&S MRCVS qualified from Edinburgh University in 2016 and came to work with us immediatey. She really enjoys the variety of internal medicine and surgery that general practice brings. She enjoys lots of sports including hockey and tennis. She lives locally with her husband and although she doesn't currently own any pets she is keen to get a puppy!


jenicroppedJennifer Ellis BVetMed BSc MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018. Prior to that she had studied Anatomical Science with Veterinary Anatomy at the University of Bristol and went on to spend two years at Fitzpatrick Referrals as a theatre auxiliary. She loves working with all animals but has a particular passion for cats and rabbits and has a special clinical interest in treating rabbits and guinea pigs.

She lives with her partner and two beautiful Ragdoll cats , Emmy and Oscar and two adopted bunnies called Pidge and Maeve.

In her spare time she loves to cook and bake but her absolute favourite things are skiing and snowboarding and she has worked at resorts in Italy, France and Austria.

slg smallDr Steph Gowing MRCVS BVSc BSc qualified from the University of Liverpool, and also completed an intercalated degree in Neuroscience and Psychology in Brighton. She worked at another small animal practice in Suffolk, before joining our team in spring 2021.

She loves how general practice gives her opportunity to use diverse knowledge and skills including medicine, imaging and surgery. She is particularly interested in behavioural concerns and desensitising nervous pets, as well as pain management and ultrasound scanning.

She lives with her partner near Cambridge, and her favourite hobby is planning her next holiday! She also enjoys hiking, reading, playing games and visiting cultural and historic sites.

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Hannah Winston BVMedSci BVM BVS graduated from University of Nottingham and started working at a small animal practice near Peterborough before moving here in 2022.
She lives locally with her partner and Zack the German Shepherd Dog.
She particularlys enjoy inpatient care and soft tissue surgery as part of working in general practice.

IShe also loves running and hiking around the Lake District.

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Have you joined our PAWS Pet Health Club yet? Regular monthly payments includes booster, worming & flea treatment, 6 month check up and many more discounts - a great way to save money on your pet's preventative healthcare.

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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