Village Vet Cayton

Special vets for special pets

601 Hatfield Rd, Smallford, St. Albans, AL4 0HL Directions

   Open 24 Hours

Business overview

Village Vet St Albans is open 24 hours a day. We are open around the clock to provide care for your pets whenever they need it.

Village Vet St Albans is open 24 hours a day. We are open around the clock to provide care for your pets whenever they need it. We are also delighted to announce that the Royal College of Veterinary surgeons has awarded Village Vet St Albans ‘Hospital and Emergency Centre’ status under it’s nationwide Practice Standards Scheme. This is the highest level awarded by the College demonstrating the care and facilities provided meet their stringent requirements. The hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week*. This enables the team to provide emergency care 24/7 as well as ensuring our inpatients receive the care and supervision they require.

Village Vet St Albans is a well established, purpose built small animal hospital. We take pride in our excellent reputation for friendliness and a high level of expertise. Our facilities are modern and well equipped with full digital diagnostic facilities, on site laboratory, full operating theatres, separate dog and cat hospital wards and ample parking on site. We have a very experienced and empathetic team of vets, nurses and support staff, some with extra qualifications, to ensure that your pet gets the best care available. Our ethos is to make you feel you have left your pet in very capable hands and in a practice that we are very proud to be part of.

Please come in and meet the team. We are happy to show you around our excellent facility and answer any queries you may have. Our practice is open 7 days a week so that we are always available to offer your pet the care they need.


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Products & Services

emergency vet


dog friendly

dog & cat grooming


animal hospitals

animal dentistry

microchipping service


neutering service

pet food

pet nutrition

pet passports

pet supplies



reptile vets

small animal practice


veterinary nurses



  • RCVS Accredited Small Animal Practice


  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons


Do not go near them go to RVC instead

Money grabbing vets who do not listen and do unnecessary testing to an already very sick dog. Repeated the exact same tests that my vet had done 4 days earlier even though I asked zoe not to. He died 4 days later with no support as they’d stopped his meds. They wouldn’t listen and didn’t have the equipment hence why they charged repeated the same tests and got the same results and referred him someone else. I’m appalled at how they treated him, no care no help or support just take your money absolutely appalling
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I felt I had to put a review here after my second bad experience of Village Vet St Albans. My hamster has a big lump on his side and I took him there 3-4 months ago when was small and he was losing his fur and they covered his body in liquid but did nothing to assess the lump and I had to wait outside. He suffered a stroke with the panic of being manhandled and took us 3 days to make him his old self.
Today I took him again, and they are NOT an exotic animal centre, and were again disinterested and didn’t really care. They told me I’d have to take him to RVC in Camden. Three quarters of the way there I got a call from St Albans saying it’s not urgent and can’t see him tomorrow until 4pm.
They even suggested my hamster could be given a sedative and would die within a week.
For the consultation I paid £76 even though they haven’t done anything but add to the stress and concern I had BEFORE I went there. Having been a registered customer for 30 years I will NEVER visit them again!
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Misleading advice and extortionate prices

We visited village vets one evening as we noticed that our dog had a fishIng hook stuck in his leg. We did initially try to pull it out ourselves but it appeared anchored in. Unfortunately our usual vet was closed so we phoned up the village vet as they were still open. We were impressed when they gave us an appointment an hour later at 6.30 in the evening! Due to the COVID 19 guidelines we waited in the car while our dog was assessed. We then received a phone call to say that he needed sedation to take out the hook and it would cost us around £400 to £500. Since he didn’t appear distressed, we made an immediate decision to pay the consultant fee and wait till the morning to see our usual vet. We managed to get an appointment the next day. The procedure took less than 10 minutes and cost us £37. In our eyes this is the difference between a vet that wants to make money and one that genuinely cares!!
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Excellent practice

Caring team of staff who managed my pets problem exceptionally well. Can’t praise them enough.
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Softening the Pain

We recently had to make the heart wrenching decision to have our beautiful cat put to sleep. Hannah at the village vet was an absolute angel. She showed so much compassion and made the whole experience as painless as possible. Even on arrival the Receptionist could see how upset we were and immediately asked if we would like to sit in a room, rather than waiting in Reception. We received a condolences card a few days later, which was a lovely thing to do. Thank you village vets for your care of Mysti at such an awful time!
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