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  • bunnies

    Boredom in rabbits

    Are you getting cabin-fever yet? We’ve been back in lockdown again for just two weeks, and, for some, it’s already ...

    19th November 2020

  • Mewes shelter November 2020

    The Mewes Vets remains open

    Thank goodness, vets are being considered an ‘essential business’ this time around. When the first lockdown looked likely, I was ...

    12th November 2020

  • Drusilla's logo

    Plans change

    Tomorrow I was expecting to be a zoo-keeper for the day at Drusillas Park. It was a gift for a ...

    5th November 2020

  • mewes pumpkin

    Exciting times are approaching

    Halloween and Bonfire Night both fall within a week, and each present our pets with possible issues. I have just ...

    29th October 2020

  • Millie Hollyman

    Dog Acupuncture still available

    Lockdown has been tough for all of us. For some it has meant a painfully long period of separation from ...

    22nd October 2020

  • Archie October 2020

    Why we are not letting any clients into the premises. Last day for calendar competition entries.

    Last call for pet photo competition entries! We have had some wonderful entries for our pet photo competition already this ...

    15th October 2020

  • Joey Squeaks

    Joey the chihuahua’s hip

    Once it was quite common to see small dogs that had to hop on their hind legs. Thirty years ago, ...

    8th October 2020

  • Bagheera take 2

    My profession changing over the decades

    Last week I observed Lisa, one of my RVNs (Registered Veterinary Nurses) place a cannula into the vein of a ...

    1st October 2020

  • urine sample

    What is cystocentesis?

    Medical stuff is not always polite. We are taught as children not to put anything (at all!) up our noses, ...

    24th September 2020

  • Rowan berries

    Autumn fruits and pet poisoning

    Last week we received an urgent call. Milo the three month old cockerpoo puppy had been stung in the mouth ...

    17th September 2020

  • Old collie

    Fever of unknown origin

    An old collie called Gemma came to me during the heatwave last month. She was rising thirteen, and had been ...

    10th September 2020

  • 2020 cover star Nala

    Calendar Competition Launch

    Most years the Mewes Vets team are frequently out in the community at events raising awareness about responsible pet ownership. ...

    3rd September 2020

  • Rabbits 2018

    All in one rabbit vaccine

    In some ways lockdown has been a special time for me as a vet. Many people have had time to ...

    27th August 2020

  • Julia operating

    How I became a vet

    I know there are a lot of young people wondering right now where their lives are going and how to ...

    20th August 2020

  • boxer

    New pet cancer treatment

    We are living in extraordinary times. Whilst most of us are focussing on coping with all the changes caused by ...

    13th August 2020

  • Muffin

    This Saturday 8th August, is International Cat Day

    As a vet I am receiving lots of invitations to attend webinars and onlineprofessional discussions to improve my understanding of ...

    6th August 2020

  • black kitten

    Working with Social Distancing

    “Aww! He’s so cute!” Our next patient was a nine week old black kitten, called Sooty.He had a thirty minute ...

    30th July 2020

  • hedgehog

    A sick hedgehog was brought into the Clinic last Saturday

    He had been found wandering in the road in daytime, by a passerby. She knew that hedgehogs are nocturnal, and ...

    23rd July 2020

  • black cat

    Brave little Tom survives RTA

    “Help! Tom’s been run over!” I stopped what I was doing, and, as I descended the stairs to reception, I ...

    16th July 2020

  • Daxie

    Always Learning

    As we went into lockdown, one of the very few patients I saw in personwas a miniature Dachsund. At nine ...

    9th July 2020