Dear clients,

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the current government guidelines, we are making some changes to the way we work at The Icknield Veterinary Group. Whilst we are still ‘open for business,’ this is ONLY for essential, urgent and emergency work.

For this reason, we will be altering our opening hours at our Dunstable and Harpenden surgeries. Emergency cover will still be available 24/7, as usual; but we are limiting everything else to 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday. After 3pm telephone calls will be diverted from these surgeries to our Luton branch (on Brook Street), where they will take urgent phone calls until 7pm weekdays. After 7pm all calls are diverted to Vets Now Emergency Service, for emergency calls only.

On Saturdays, all sites will be open from 9-11am with Luton taking urgent telephone calls up until 1pm. After this time we will transfer to Vets Now Emergency Service.

In order to help up to help you all through this crisis, we would greatly appreciate if you would please limit phone calls at all 3 surgeries for non urgent enquiries and repeat prescriptions to the mornings only. Please do not call for these non urgent things after 3pm. However, if you do have a concern about your pet which is urgent, please do call us.

Thank you for your patience whilst we navigate these trying times.

Stay safe.

Small Animal Clinics

Luton Surgery

Tel: 01582 727571

Dunstable Surgery

Tel: 01582 471177

Harpenden Surgery

Tel: 01582 460158

Equine Day Clinic

Tel: 01582 471177

Icknield Veterinary Group

Our aim is to meet the needs of our patients, to the highest standards we can achieve, by using the skills and dedication of every member in this practice – and to excel at meeting the expectations of our clients.
Being a large, well-equipped veterinary practice seeing an average of twenty thousand animals per year, we are able to carry out a wide range of operations and diagnostic techniques.


Our Equine Day Clinic, situated in the village of Great Billington, provides veterinary services and health advice for horses, ponies and donkeys.

Small Animals

We provide a complete range of small animal veterinary services at our surgeries in LutonDunstable and Harpenden, to ensure the well-being of your pet.


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Repeat prescriptions

Clients: use our online form to request repeat prescriptions.

Relocation of the emergency out-of-hours service

We would like to advise our Clients of the change to location of our Emergency Out-of-Hours provider, Vets Now.

As of MONDAY 11TH MARCH, 2019 Vets Now will be located at the Boness Veterinary Hospital, Barton-Le-Clay.

Following the relocation, should you need to contact the emergency out-of-hours service, you can do so by phoning your usual Icknield Veterinary Group surgery telephone number.

The automatic divert will transfer your call direct to the Vets Now service:

Dunstable 01582 471177

Luton 01582 727571

Harpenden 01582 460158

Our clients are also welcome to use the Vets Now Emergency Out-of-Hours Clinic based in Hemel Hempstead. To contact the Vets Now Out-of-Hours team in this location, you will need to phone the clinic direct on 01442 768484

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