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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 »

Cannabis Toxicity In Dogs

Cannabis Toxicity In Dogs

Whilst cannabis is still illegal in the UK, sadly, it is becoming increasingly common as a recreational drug. Many people aren't aware that dogs are particularly attracted to the smell of cannabis but its effects are many times greater than they are for humans. Toxicity is an increasingly common problem... read more »

Staff News

Staff News

In March, Sarah Eglen retired as Practice Manager after over 20 years of service in order to move down to the New Forest. However, she hasn't left AlphaPet entirely and is now working more behind the scenes as Accounts Manager. Although not technically employed by AlphaPet, Sarah's partner, Gordon Hackshaw,... read more »

BBQ Danger

BBQ Danger

Over the last few years, we have seen increasing numbers of dogs eating corn on the cob segements from barbecues. Unfortunately, they don't seem to chew them and end up swallowing them whole. They are just small enough to pass into the small intestine, but often slightly too large to pass... read more »

Technology For Pets

Technology For Pets

Did you know that you can now buy fitness trackers for pets as well as wearable cameras and GPS trackers for pets? Attempts to develop pet emotion sensors and pet-human translators have also been made! Where will it all end?read more »

Vet Continuity

Please help us to help you! Enabling our clients to see the same vet at each visit is something that we always aim to achieve. Obviously, our vets can't work all the time - they need time off occasionally! Whilst all our vets will have access to your pet's clinical notes,... read more »

Update Your Pet's Microchip Details

It's the law! Have you moved or changed your phone number since your pet was microchipped? When was the last time you checked your pet's details against your chip? Did you know that not only is it a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped, but it is also a... read more »

Dangers Of Dr Google

Dangers Of Dr Google

The internet is a wonderful resource, one that many clients consult first when their pet is showing signs of something being wrong. A Google search can be quicker and less expensive than a trip to the vets .... surely? The problem is that Dr Google can also be dangerous to... read more »

Trooper's Story

Trooper's Story

A truly heartwarming story Trooper was brought in to us by a member of the public. We believed him to be a Jack Russell cross Chihuahua and was just a few weeks old. It looked as if he had been abandoned. He was cold and dehydrated with skin infections and... read more »

Pet First Aid Course

Many clients ask us what they should do in an emergency involving their pet, so we intend to run two pet First Aid courses at our West Meads Hospital for clients on Sunday 10th September and Sunday 29th October. These will be free for Pet health Club members and £10... read more »

Babesia - The New Threat To Dogs?

Babesia - The New Threat To Dogs?

Babesia canis is spread by ticks and the first outbreak in the UK was recorded in Harlow, Essex, last year. It is likely to spread further this year. We advise all clients to assess the risk to their dogs and provide protecton accordingly. Please ask us if you are unsure.read more »

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