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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • bichon frise

    Last week I saved a life

    My patient was a nine year old Bichon Frise. She was new to me. I have known some petsfor their ...

    2nd July 2020

  • Julia Horse Riding

    How a rainy day activity helped shape our future

    When I was a kid we had a summer holiday every year in the same town in Devon. For just ...

    18th June 2020

  • pig

    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

  • hamster

    '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

  • JM operating

    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

  • Freddy

    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

  • Wilbur

    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

  • racehorse

    As a kid I was mad about horses

    As a kid I was mad about horses. I thought I was going to be a horse vet, and spent ...

    2nd January 2020

  • Roo and Smudge Bartrum

    Nearly no Christmas cheer for Roo

    It was the last full week before the festivities when we heard that a sick kitten was on his waydown. ...

    27th December 2019

  • Mishka

    A day of opposites

    A day of opposites My days are rarely routine. When I was thinking about a potential career as a teenage ...

    19th December 2019

  • Not clover

    Clover nearly didn't see Christmas

    Four year old puss, Clover and her owner have a very special bond. They are each other’s sole companions. Clover ...

    12th December 2019

  • african grey

    Sometimes darkness can help treat patients

    A parrot’s beak is designed to crack the toughest of nuts. And its long claws are talons that put a ...

    5th December 2019

  • Crestie Hardman

    How our nurse mobility clinic helped Crestie

    About six months ago, after much thought and many training session, our nursing team at the Mewes launched their mobility ...

    21st November 2019

  • lotus baby

    The case of Lotus and the fat balls

    At this time of year, it’s good to spare a thought for our wildlife. That’s what Lotus’ owner had done, ...

    14th November 2019