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  • Shelter

    Freedom Day - however........

    *Please note that this weeks column in the Mid Sussex times was sent to print prior to us deciding to ...

    22nd July 2021

  • Guinea pigs

    Guinea pigs are not mini rabbits

    This may seem an obvious statement, but from a medical perspective it's very important. One example of the differences between ...

    15th July 2021

  • blade in tummy

    Harry’s near miss

    “Help! He has swallowed a razor blade!” These are not words you really want to hear. My mind had no ...

    8th July 2021

  • flystrike bunny

    Myiasis in rabbits

    I am hoping as I write this that we can look forward to some hot summer weather. I am not ...

    1st July 2021

  • JM at Drusilla's

    Drusilla's experience

    Possibly the best day out ever! Excuse my enthusiasm, but if you are an animal lover then you will be ...

    24th June 2021

  • Julia and Jazz

    Why I became a vet

    Last month I conducted a virtual careers talk. A local school had identified that they have several pupils that might ...

    17th June 2021

  • 25th logo

    This week the Mewes Vets are celebrating our 25th anniversary!

    It was twenty-five years ago that I first viewed the five bedroom home at number four Haywards Road and saw ...

    10th June 2021

  • Muffin leaping

    Stop silent suffering

    Cats are not good at letting us know when they are in pain. As cats get older, many develop joint ...

    27th May 2021

  • Black lab

    What are Anal Glands

    “He’s made his skin raw.” Vic the labrador had been worrying at one small place on his knee, until it ...

    20th May 2021

  • calf

    The vet needs a caesarian kit

    I heard the call and looked around to see who would respond. I was at that difficult stage where I ...

    13th May 2021

  • Pugs eyes

    How to preserve a pug’s eye?

    Eyes are special in so many ways. And for a pet to lose an eye feels like a real fail. ...

    6th May 2021

  • Rat

    Rat respiratory problems

    Lima was having trouble breathing. She is just three months old, one of a new pair of pet rats. She ...

    29th April 2021

  • stretched out cat

    Ruptured diaphragm

    In my first year as a qualified vet there were so many new experiences. Sadly, it was fairly common to ...

    22nd April 2021

  • Discarded face mask

    Dangers of PPE

    Who would have thought twelve months ago that facemasks and restrictions would have become so much a part of our ...

    15th April 2021

  • JM - Best Vets West Sussex

    Best vets in West Sussex: thank you!

    We have been bowled over with the most amazing news! Last month we heard that we were the recipients of ...

    8th April 2021

  • waterways

    New Parasiticides

    A few months ago, I was horrified to read that there was evidence that pet flea products were contaminating our ...

    1st April 2021

  • baby lamb

    It’s lambing season again.

    It’s lambing season again. I was very fortunate as a vet student to learn my lambing from a patient Cotswold ...

    25th March 2021

  • Diane's piggie

    Guinea Pig Awareness Week (GPAW) Special Offer

    Next week will be the first ever Guinea Pig Awareness Week. At The Mewes Vets we are blessed to have ...

    18th March 2021

  • Jazzy 1

    Jazzie saves the day again

    Charlie, the gorgeous ginger and white thirteen year old cat, recently developed diabetes. He had been visibly declining. The weight ...

    11th March 2021

  • Generic cat

    Not your everyday tummy upset

    Max the cat had been sick, and was refusing food. After a careful assessment, he was given a simple injection ...

    4th March 2021