Paws Pet Health Club

Pet care for dogs

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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 equine medicine, small animal soft tissue surgery and rabbit medicine and surgery. She is married to Paul and lives locally with their son and daughter, Cooper the Boxer, Peanut the 3-legged Chihuahua and not-very-imaginatively-named Puss-Cat!


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 a horse and two rescue guinea pigs! 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 boyfriend and although she doesn't currently own any pets she is keen to get a puppy!

Dan smallDan West BVetMed MRCVS, joined us in 2017. He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2015 and spent two years working in a small animal practice in Northamptonshire before re locating. He particulay enjoys imaging and operating.

In his free time he likes to play hockey, run and play the guitar. He lives locally with his cat called Luna.

Fran pic smallFran Tomlinson BA VetMB MRCVS graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2018 and joined us straight away. She enjoys the diversity of cases in first opinion practice and is particularly interested in small animal medicine.

Outside work she likes to play tennis, practice yoga, learn new languages and travel. She came from Birmingham originally and enjoys returning home to see family and her Cockapoo Pippa. She is now living more locally and is looking forward to getting a cat or dog of her own.

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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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