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

An important introduction to student life “Julia, this essay is awful!” I must have written thousands of essays in my life, but as this was my very first written at Cambridge University, it was not a great start. My critic was Donald Stevens, my Anatomy tutor. I had only met him a couple of times, […]