Category: "newsletter"

Microchip Details

Most pets these days are microchipped which is a great thing. Even birds and tortoises! Microchips allow your pet to be returned to you if they get lost or stray. Unfortunately, we humans don't always stay in the same place and we don't always keep the same phone numbers or... read more »

Staff News

Staff News

We are very pleased to announce that another two of our student veterinary nurses have passed their final exams and have qualified as Registered Veterinary Nurses. Huge congratulations to Naomi Heard and Nikki McWilliam. This brings us up to a total of 14 qualified nurses, 10 of whom qualified... read more »

Drug Reviews

Drug checks for prescription medications are a legal requirement. These regulations exist to protect your pet. Prescription medications are controlled for various reasons, some more strictly than others. For each prescription medication, there are different timescales set for how often these reviews need to be carried out. For most prescription flea... read more »

Prescriptions

Prescriptions

If you need further supplies of prescription medications, please remember to call us, ideally 48 hours in advance, so we can get them ready for you. Whilst we keep stocks of most medications, at busy times, our stocks can occasionally run low and we hate for clients to have... read more »

The Cost of Veterinary Care

"They're all about the money these days" is a very demoralising taunt hurled at many vets currently. Demoralising because we all work extremely hard and very long hours to do the very best for our patients. Checking hospitalised patients through the night or being called out to an emergency... read more »

AlphaPet Developments

AlphaPet Developments

As many clients will have noticed, our Bognor Regis West Meads hospital in undergoing a facelift at reception. Unfortunately, it is taking a little longer than we'd anticipated, but we feel it will be worth the wait. The re-designed reception will improve our client and patient experience with 2... read more »

Alabama Rot - An Update

Alabama Rot - An Update

We continue to get many worried enquiries about Alabama rot (also known as Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy). Alabama rot is a serious disease affecting dogs which causes lesions on the skin (and sometimes in the mouth) which look like bites, stings, sores or wounds. Some affected dogs go on... read more »

Fun Day & Dog Show

Fun Day & Dog Show

Our annual animal fun day and dog show will be held on Sunday 19th August on Queens Field next to our West Meads hospital. It will be the ninth year we have run this very popular attraction and this year it will mark our 25th anniversary so we are... read more »

Our 25th Anniversary Year!

Our 25th Anniversary Year!

2018 marks AlphaPet's 25th anniversary! Can you believe it? We can't! It only seems like yesterday that we started up in a disused video shop in the West Meads shopping precinct just outside Bognor Regis, and a converted chicken shed at Birdham! Starting with just Richard Edwards, Sandra Leatherdale, Katie... read more »

Alert! Your Personal Information

Alert! Your Personal Information

  You may have noticed in the news that some new legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018. These new regulations are designed to protect your personal data. As clients of AlphaPet, you have entrusted us with some of your personal data (such... read more »

2018 - Our 25th Anniversary Year!

2018 - Our 25th Anniversary Year!

AlphaPet will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary in September 2018! From small beginnings in a disused video shop at West Meads and an old chicken shed at Birdham, we have grown to a 13 vet, hospital-based practice, over 3 sites, employing over 50 staff, several of whom have been with... read more »

Homeopathy

Homeopathy

We are frequently asked what we think about homeopathy and whether we feel it is appropriate to use on our patients. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has recently issued a statement on complemetary medicines and homeopathy in particular. It has stated: "Homeopathy exists without a recognised body of evidence... read more »

Out Of Hours Service

Out Of Hours Service

As a registered client of AlphaPet, you have direct and immediate access to our Out of Hours Service, at any time at night, weekends and Bank Holidays - essentially 24/7, 365 days of the year. We have very deliberately chosen NOT to send you to distant emergency clinics in Portsmouth,... read more »

Seasonal Awareness

Seasonal Awareness

Winter can be a great fun time for pets, but it can also come with some added seasonal hazards. Outdoor rabbit and guinea pig water-bottles can freeze so please check each morning that the spout is not blocked with ice. Thaw the ice on water bowls and make sure... read more »

AlphaPet Chichester

AlphaPet Chichester

Formerly known as our Kingley surgery Possibly one of our best kept secrets! Situated just to the north of Chichester, AlphaPet Chichester has a unique, relaxed, rural atmosphere which helps make many pets feel more comfortable, whilst still offering a comprehensive range of medical and surgical facilities. Vet, Nicky Bulbeck , is... read more »

Staff News

Staff News

As ever, there has been alot going on with our staff! Vet News In the summer we had to bid farewell to Pete Lockwood who retired from clinical practice. At around the same time, Catherine Williams came off a horse and badly injured her shoulder which put her out of action... read more »

Trooper

Trooper

We thought our clients would be glad to hear that Trooper, who became our Facebook star rescue pup back in April, is doing great in his new home and has just achieved his beginner Agility Certificate! Go Trooper!read more »

London Marathon

London Marathon

Natalie Pink and Anna Holden will both be running in the 2018 London Marathon, raising money for St Wilfred's Hospice. Donation boxes will be appearing around the practices, so please give them a boost and help them raise lots of money for this very worthy cause.read more »

Surgery improvements

Surgery improvements

As many of you will have noticed, our AlphaPet Bognor Regis Hospital has been undergoing a bit of a facelift. But it's a bit more than that! The new building work will make way for additional consulting room space, plus a new and more efficient reception process, plus 2... read more »

Client Focus Groups

Would you be interested in contributing towards the future of AlphaPet? We'd like to create a number of focus groups to help us understand what we are doing well, what we could be improving upon and most importantly where you would like us to focus our efforts in the future... read more »

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