With the Vet

at mercer and hughes veterinary surgeons

When To See Your Vet

From routine annual boosters and general health checks to emergency visits, our team of vets are on hand to keep you pet fighting fit.

Contact your local Mercer and Hughes Veterinary Surgery to book your appointment.

Dental Care for Pets

Just as with humans, it is essential to look after your pet’s teeth to help prevent bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay.

Digital Radiography

Digital X-Rays are quicker than traditional X-Rays. As a result your pet doesn’t have to be under sedation or general anaesthetic as long and they give a better image so we can detect problems more easily.

General Health Checks

Regular checks by a vet are recommended as they can help to detect any health issues at an early stage and therefore treatment can be started before a pet becomes unwell.

Microchipping and the Law

Be reunited with your lost pet – and if you are a dog owner you must have your dog microchipped by law


Dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets require vaccinations against specific diseases which can be fatal or a serious threat to their health.

Pet Passports

Want to travel with your dog, cat, or ferret? Then you will need a Pet Passport.

Spaying and Neutering

If you are not planning to breed from your pet, neutering helps prevent unwanted and stray animals as well as reducing the risk of certain diseases (including some tumours).

Ultrasound Scans

Ultrasound is particularly useful for getting more information about the abdomen organs, the heart, and for diagnosing pregnancy. It is safe and non-invasive.

Visiting Veterinary Specialists

We have a number of visiting vet specialists at Mercer and Hughes. This means we can provide an expert service to our clients in the convenience of our surgery rather than you having to go to a referral centre.

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.