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Don’t touch baby birds

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Jacquie O’Quinn with Dr Marc Abraham OBE recently invited me to a reception to celebrate the work of local Animal Welfare Champions. We regularly call upon the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue Ambulance Service when a bird, hedgehog or other member of our local wildlife is in trouble, and […]


Every year during May the veterinary profession proudly celebrates Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. It takes a very special individual to devote their life and career to nursing sick animals. They have to study hard and long to achieve their qualification, earning the the initials RVN for Registered Veterinary Nurse after their names. On any day […]

Charity Donations: Streetvet, PAWS & Mayreau

I would like to send a huge thank you to our wonderful clients. Our Haywards Heath calendar featuring overall winner Remus sold 100 copies in aid of the People’s Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). They are dedicated to providing a loving environment for cats and dogs in need, offering them a second chance at finding their […]

Introducing Dr Jacob Sen

We are delighted to introduce a new colleague at the Mewes Vets. His name is Jacob, and he is the newest addition to our team of highly skilled vets. He has been qualified for four years, and will mainly be helping Julia to build the new practices in Rottingdean and Peacehaven, whilst also initially working […]

Malignant melanoma skin cancer

I truly hate cancer. I often find my favourite patients being diagnosed with different types of cancer. One particularly nasty form of cancer is malignant melanoma skin cancer. But there is hope and new treatments are being developed all the time. It is a quite common cancer formed from the cells in the skin that […]

“Help! My dog has collapsed!”

As a vet, I am never fully off duty. I immediately searched for the source of the call.   I saw another agility competitor like myself bent over her young collie dog. He was lying in what might be taken for a relaxed posture, hind legs to one side, head up, tongue lolling.   It […]

My journey on how I wanted to become a veterinarian: Dr Marc Abraham OBE

Marc Abraham getting his OBE from King Charles, this shows how much he wanted to become a veterinarian

As far back as I can remember I always wanted to become a veterinarian. At just three years old, I carefully removed a maggot from a wound on my pet tortoise’s leg using a twig; over the weeks and months that followed, I watched my first ever patient get better. Back then, being a complete […]

Meet the Mewes Vets veterinary surgeons

Dr Marc Abraham veterinary surgeons

The Sussex-based independent Mewes Vets are hosting an open morning with an opportunity to meet all three of their veterinary surgeons. This will be held at their brand new Peacehaven branch at 44 Lincoln Avenue on Saturday 24th February from 11am. Meeting the veterinary surgeons Coffee and pastries will be served, whilst guests will have […]

Lucy’s Law

Next Monday is the May Day Bank Holiday, the first of May. And this means the Cuckoo Fayre in Cuckfield. Always an extremely well supported event, we will be there once again to run the fun dog show. There will be a wide selection of classes for those with and without pedigrees. See themewesvets.co.uk/events for […]

Always ask for mum when buying a puppy

Lucian, a cute cockapoo pup, just nine weeks old, was bought for a tidy sum. His excited new family brought him home expecting to love, cuddle and care for him for the next fourteen years or more.   But within days of his arrival he was being sick. Sadly, nothing we could do seemed to […]

Four friendly new faces join the Mewes team

We are delighted to welcome some new staff onto the friendly team at The Mewes Vets. Pictured is our new vet, Sarah Reed MRCVS. Having qualified fifteen years ago, she is very experienced. She says: “Over the last few years I have developed an increasing interest and understanding of behavioural problems in my patients which […]

Rottingdean and Sarah’s arrival

Did you know that I have been running The Mewes Vets as an independent veterinary clinic for over twenty-five years?   We have won accolades for our customer service multiple times, including being recognised in the Top 25 of all vets nationally in the BestVetsUK awards in 2019 and 2020. This was then topped by […]

Raising funds for wildlife rescue

Do join us this Saturday for a free cup of mulled wine, a mince pie and the opportunity to raise funds for Rogers Wildlife Rescue. Our Christmas Party takes place at The Mewes Vets, in our garden – so dress warmly! It’s this Saturday 4th December, starting at 11am. We will be announcing the twelve […]

Insecticides in waterways

I had a huge excitement recently – an appearance on ITV Meridian News. My TV debut! It was a privilege to be asked to offer comment on their story about the cost of pet insurance. ITV aired another story of more urgent concern to me in the same week. This was the recent discovery that […]

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 in people. One of the most recent human viral outbreaks was the AIDS epidemic. It sparked an enormous amount of charity fund-raising to support the effort to find cures for viruses. It was noted that […]

Bunnies and Winter

With winter just around the corner, let’s spare a thought for our hutch friends. Experienced rabbit and guinea pig owners will be used to watching out for signs of frost or freezing weather. This could cause our hutch friends’ water bottles to freeze, putting them at risk of dehydration. Consider using a water bottle ‘warmer’, […]

Ermie and his purse string suture

At twelve years of age, Ernie is a cat of strong opinions. For instance, he knows he prefers vets kept at claws-length. He wants our relationship to be strictly hands-off! But when he started passing blood and diarrhoea, and getting more sickness than usual, his owner knew he needed us. And although he was reluctant […]

Celebrate Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month with us

Outside of the consulting room, most of the attention and medical care your pet receives is at the hands of a veterinary nurse. It is this we celebrate each May, as Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM) gives us an opportunity to talk about our role in caring for your pets. In any given day a […]

Thoughts return to university days

At this time of year, my thoughts return to memories of my early days at University. My first two years at Vet School involved taking many of my lectures with the students training to become doctors. We shared Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology and Pharmacology lecture halls. Only for the Anatomy classes were the Veterinary students separated […]

Julia’s Weekly Column For The Middy

Fireworks can send your pet up the wall – so give The Mewes Vets a call! As I’m sure you’re aware, all pets have different personality traits that make us love them as a part of the family. Some pets can be cheeky and bound around confidently, and some pets are quieter and have a […]

The Every day dangers for our feline friends

As I walk my dog along the pavements I am constantly surprised about the number of rubber bands I spot. Could it be that the postmen are unaware how dangerous these are to cats, dogs and wildlife? Or are they just too busy to care? Young animals will pick things up and play with them […]

Julia’s Weekly Column For The Middy

Many people aren’t keen on foxes, but sometimes they just need a little TLC too As a newly qualified Vet I had to follow my boss’ rules. She was a chicken keeper, so to her all foxes were vermin. She told us stories about how a fox would creep into her chicken coop at night […]

Ginger the guinea pig and his itchy guinea wig

“He is scratching himself to pieces!” Ginger and Snowy were a pair of much loved guinea pig brothers. They belonged to Mrs Mitcham, a lady who was very attached to them. She had initially believed that Snowy had been biting Ginger. But with some careful monitoring of the hutch, she had not in fact noticed […]