AlphaPet News Winter 2017
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AlphaPet News Winter 2017

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Welcome to the Winter 2017 Edition of AlphaPet News

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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 us for many of those 25 years; Sarah Eglen and Rachael Keep (23 years each), Sue Eaton and Sarah Baldwin (21 years each), Charlotte Sampson... 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 for its use. Furthermore, it is not based on sound scientific principles. In order to protect animal welfare, we regard such treatments as being complementary... 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, Worthing or Storrington since we do not feel this would be in your pet's best interests, especially in genuine emergencies where every minute can count... 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 they have plenty of hay and carrots. Gritted/salted roads can pose both irritant and toxic hazards to dogs, so please remember to wash their paws when... 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 our new Branch Manager and will be overseeing a host of advancements in 2018read 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 for a couple of months. Currently, she is on the mend, but still isn't quite able to return to her usual schedules at our Birdham... 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 new dedicated quiet rooms so that cats and other senstive pets can remain more comfortable whilst they are waiting to see the vet. Additional improvements are... read more »