As registered clients of AlphaPet, you have access to our 24/7 Emergency Service operated from our West Meads surgery.
We hope you won’t need us out of hours, but if you do, we are at the end of the phone. Just call the usual surgery number and you will be given the mobile number for the duty vet. Please note this number changes daily. Then you can speak directly to an AlphaPet vet who will be able to help you deal with your emergency.
Running an emergency service is expensive. Having a supply of vets and nurses on duty every hour of every day all the year round but still being awake enough to work to peak capacity during normal hours is not easy, so we do advise clients also to plan for unexpected eventualities, and this may include pet insurance.
No one really wants to be working in the wee small hours, but at AlphaPet we believe passionately that this is the best form of service we can offer our patients - treating patients in-house with familiar nurses and vets with access to all their clinical notes. But we cannot treat all the pet emergencies in the Bognor and Chichester areas. Increasingly, we are having to turn away pet owners registered with other practices whose designated emergency service is in Portsmouth or Worthing.