About Us

Learn more about Mercer and Hughes Vets


Mercer and Hughes are a small animal veterinary practice with surgeries in Stansted Mountfitchet (near Bishops Stortford), Dunmow, and Saffron Walden. Our new vet surgery in Braintree (Bocking) opened September 2019. Our veterinary services cover Bishop’s Stortford, Braintree and the surrounding areas. The modern hospital at our Saffron Walden practice provides 24 hour care to our in-patients, whilst day surgeries are carried out across all four of our branches. All of our practices are accredited under the RCVS.

Our aim is to help keep your pet well and healthy at every life stage.

Mercer and Hughes Vets have been around for over 40 years, growing from a small rural practice and treating generations of pets. Principle vets Seamus and Becky, along with their team of amazing nurses, assistants, and receptionists, look forward to greeting you and your best friends soon.

RCVS Accredited 

We are proud that all four of our practices are accredited by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Practice Standards Scheme (PSS), this is a voluntary initiative aiming to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care. It offers peace of mind to clients of accredited practices and a more informed choice to the animal-owning public.

To become accredited, practices volunteer for rigorous assessment every four years and will have met a range of minimum standards including:


  • hygiene
  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • staff training
  • certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures.


Practices are also subject to spot-checks between assessments.