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    When science sounds fictional / How animals help medical research

    Have you heard of fluorescent felines? They have been genetically engineered to try to help our understanding of viral diseases ...

    4th June 2020

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    Welfare needs of pets

    Late May brings back memories of exams. Thirty plus years ago I was seated alone, in front of three examiners ...

    28th May 2020

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    Barrier nursing

    As a business owner, I am currently focussing my mind on how to bring my team back fromfurlough safely. This ...

    21st May 2020

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    'Donkey' or 'Hamster'?

    This month is National Pet Month, in which we celebrate our lives with our pets, and promote responsible pet ownership. ...

    14th May 2020

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    Hedgehog Awareness Week

    This week is hedgehog awareness week. It started for me with a phone call from a person who had found ...

    7th May 2020

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    New arrival in the family?

    Many families are taking advantage of the lock down to start a long term relationship - with a new pet. ...

    30th April 2020

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    Pet Owners are COVID heroes too

    My team are so impressed. Pet owners all over Mid Sussex are stepping up to the mark in a way ...

    23rd April 2020

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    COVID-sense returns

    I am so excited! For three weeks during the initial COVID lockdown I have been forced to follow guidelines that ...

    16th April 2020

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    The New Corona-Norm

    The whole country is adapting to a new norm. At the Mewes Vets our priorities are to follow guidelines, stay ...

    9th April 2020

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    Crying over the corona crisis

    My heart is breaking. I joined the veterinary profession to care for those that cannot express their pain - animals.  ...

    5th April 2020

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    Alabama Rot strikes in Burgess Hill

    Earlier this month we were made aware of a probable case of Alabama Rot in a dog visiting a vets ...

    26th March 2020

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    Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet?

    I have been asked this question a few times, and the current understanding at the time of writing is that ...

    19th March 2020

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    Benefits of Acupuncture

    When a pet owner takes the trouble to write us a thank you letter, it means so much to us. ...

    12th March 2020

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    Cancer affects animals and humans alike

    This month I am raising funds for Cancer Research’s Walk All Over Cancer Month. I lost my Dad to cancer, ...

    5th March 2020

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    Get bunnies leaping in to the sunshine

    This weekend we have a leap day to enjoy. Created by Julius Caesar in 45BC to balance out the calendar, ...

    27th February 2020

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    How old habits need to change

    I have an odd obsession. If I clean something, like the laundry, it really upsets me if it gets mixed ...

    20th February 2020

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    Talking to local groups

    In a fortnight I will have the privilege of addressing one of the local U3A groups. I regularly attend events ...

    13th February 2020

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    The Mewes vets launch online booking service

    It was just getting dark on Sunday evening a few weeks ago when Smokey’s owner, Sue, heard the cat flap. ...

    6th February 2020

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    Freddy's strangely nice experience

    I get a great many compliments about pets who just love coming to see us at the Clinic. This might ...

    30th January 2020

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    A Staffie's Stifle Disease

    I spend all day trying to ensure that pet owners understand me. I consider it the role of a good ...

    23rd January 2020