Welcome to Mercer and Hughes Vets

Mercer and Hughes are an independent small animal veterinary practice with surgeries in Stansted Mountfitchet, Dunmow and Saffron Walden, covering Bishop’s Stortford 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 three of our branches. Home visits by a vet or vet nurse are also available by arrangement. All of our practices are accredited under the RCVS.

Our aim is to help keep your pet well and healthy at every life stage. To help support you we offer puppy socialisation classes, obesity and weight management clinics, flea and worming treatments, and senior wellness clinics. And of course our emergency vet service is on hand 24/7 should you need us.

We are also one of the few vet practices around to offer holistic animal therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy alongside traditional veterinary treatments.

Mercer and Hughes Vets have been around for over 40 years, growing from a small rural practice and treating generations of pets. Clinical Directors Ilse, Stephen, Seamus and Becky, along with their team of amazing nurses, assistants, and receptionists, look forward to greeting you and your best friend(s!) soon.

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Meet The Team

Mercer and Hughes is proud to be an independent veterinary practice run by people dedicated to their jobs.

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Our Practices

Mercer and Hughes have three vet practices serving Hertfordshire, Essex, and parts of Cambridgeshire. Stansted and Great Dunmow provide day surgery and routine clinics, with our Veterinary Hospital in Saffron Walden offering 24 hour care 365 days a week.

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Emergency Vet Service

Mercer and Hughes provides a 24 hour emergency vet service for all our small animal clients at our Saffron Walden vet hospital where there are staff on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Pet Healthcare Plan

Spread the cost of helping your pet stay healthy and well. Our Pet Healthcare Plans cover all the regular treatments you require including a year’s-worth of flea and worming treatment and annual boosters.

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Our Facilities

We offer a range of equipment, treatments and clinics across our practices.

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Our team of vets and vet nurses often run special information evenings and events for our clients. Check out our upcoming events here.

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Choosing Pet Insurance

Choosing the right pet insurance can seem a bit of a minefield. It is your responsibility as a pet owner to make sure that, should your pet get ill or is involved in an accident, that you are able to