Get to know Julia, our passionate owner
When it comes to choosing a veterinary practice, you want to know that the team are devoted to caring for your pet – that’s why you need to find one with animal-obsessed staff.
Our founder, Julia Mewes, has a naturally compassionate disposition and has been fanatical about animals for as long as she can remember.
Here’s her story:
“Throughout my childhood, I was obsessed with animals and stories such as Black Beauty, White Fang and All Creatures Great and Small. However, I didn’t even consider a career in veterinary medicine until I was 15.
“Throughout my school holidays, I was lucky enough to gain work experience with a local veterinary practice which fuelled my passion for animal healthcare.
“After working hard at school, I was accepted into Trinity College in Cambridge and spent six years studying veterinary medicine there. I used every holiday as an opportunity to gain practical experience; first on farms, in stables and kennels, and later in all kinds of veterinary practices.
“I finally achieved my goal in 1989 when I added MA, VetMB and MRCVS after my name.
“I then spent seven years as an employed veterinary surgeon and was second in command for the latter five years. I loved every moment of this role, especially building relationships with families and their pets, and helping them solve their problems within their budget.
“After a while I became aware that lots of clients were driving rather considerable distances to visit me. I also soon learnt that a common complaint about neighbouring practices was ‘I never see the same vet twice’.
“My next challenge had been decided for me.
“I discussed my plans with my boss and she encouraged me to take a leap of faith and set up my own practice. In 1996, I became the proud owner of my 4 Haywards Road practice, and the rest is history.”
Julia Mewes, Director, The Mewes Vets
Take advantage of Julia’s extensive veterinary expertise – call 01444 456886 to book an appointment