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Welcome to 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. To help support you we offer puppy socialisation classesobesity and weight management clinics, flea and worming treatments, and senior wellness clinics. And if you have an emergency out of hours, call any of our numbers and you will be told how to contact the team at Vets Now in Witham.

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 friend(s!) soon.

Mercer & Hughes joins IVC Evidensia

We are delighted to announce that we have joined the IVC Evidensia family.

IVC Evidensia is Europe’s leading veterinary care provider with the mission of bringing people together to make animal care better – healthy pets and happy owners. One of the greatest advantages that being a part of the IVC Evidensia family affords us is the sharing of knowledge with a huge network of incredibly passionate, experienced professionals.

The team here at Mercer & Hughesare very excited for the future of the practice. There won’t be any changes to the team that you normally see when you visit us. We will be able to continue providing your pets with the exceptional care you have come to expect from us, with the fantastic support of being part of a larger veterinary group.

Should you have any questions, we would be happy to help. Please don’t hesitate to speak to any of the practice team.

Meet the Team

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

Our Practices

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

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.

Pet Health Plan

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

Our Facilities

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


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

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 pay for the appropriate medical treatment required.

Pet Blog

Browse our range of pet care articles for advice on helping pets with fireworks, neutering advice, and more.

Online Pet Prescriptions

Order your pet’s repeat vet prescriptions online.