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Reminders

Reminders

Written Prescriptions If you choose to request a written prescription for medication for your pet, please be aware that it is your responsibility to obtain their medication from either a local pharmacy or a reputable online pharmacy and to keep a supply in until such time as a repeat drug... read more »

Staff News

Staff News

We are very pleased to welcome several additional members of staff. New vets, Michelle Beckett and Jake Ambridge are pictured below. A warm welcome also to RVN Laura Brind. A new arrival of a different sort: Huge congratulations to nurse, Amie van der Hut who has given birth to a... read more »

Gecko

Gecko

Occasionally, we are lucky enough to come across some really cute patients. This tiny Mediterranean House Gecko arrived in the UK from Spain with a bag of sweet potatoes. How he didn't get crushed on the journey over, we have no idea. Unfortunately, the finder refused to leave a name... read more »

Tortoises & Hibernation

Tortoises & Hibernation

This year hasn't been a great year for tortoises in the UK. We've noticed a significant increase in the numbers of tortoises being presented with diseases related to hibernation and the cold snaps last spring followed by the very hot spells this summer and now a very up and... read more »

Nurse Clinics

Nurse Clinics

AlphaPet continues to expand its range of nurse clinics for patients. For the last few years, we have run specific weight clinics, SAGA clinics, diabetic clinics and tortoise clinics. Our highly qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses have a wealth of experience and knowledge to help you look after your pets better. Understanding... read more »

Wildlife Treatment

Wildlife Treatment

AlphaPet has always treated wildlife casualties presented to us by clients and members of the public. Over recent years however, we've been getting more and more wildife casualties from other vets via Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital. Brent Lodge is a wildlife recuperation and rehabilitation charity, wholly reliant on legacies, donations... read more »

AlphaPet Improvements

AlphaPet Improvements

Many clients who have visited AlphaPet in the last few months will have noticed the changes at our Bognor Regis and our Chichester surgeries. Our Chichester surgery has undergone some major changes in both increased staffing, such that there are two vets there every day now, as well as the... read more »

Brandy's Home!

Brandy's Home!

It happens to AlphaPet staff as well! Receptionist Becky Pullen's cat Brandy went missing over 2 years ago. Despite trying everything she could think of to find him, she'd pretty much given up hope of ever seeing him again. Then one day, he was brought into our Bognor Hospital as a... read more »

Applying Spot Ons

Applying Spot Ons

We'd just like to emphasise the importance of applying spot-on products correctly following a couple of tragic fatal accidents. It is vitally important to check that the product you are using is meant for the species you are applying it to. Dog spot-ons applied to cats can cause serious harm.... read more »

Alabama Rot

Alabama Rot

Recent studies have shown that almost 95% of confirmed cases have occurered between November and May. There have been 46 cases so far in 2018 with a total of 169 confirmed cases across 38 counties since 2012. Most cases have occurred in the western and southern parts of England. Despite the... read more »

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

At the time of writing, we still have no idea what Brexit will look like or even if it will happen at all! Whilst the uncertainty is playing havoc with the financial markets, its effect is also being felt by pet owners who wish to travel to and from the... read more »

Adopting dogs from abroad

Adopting dogs from abroad

We are seeing increasing numbers of dogs being registered having been imported from countries such as Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. It is very understandable for us all to want to help these dogs by giving them a loving home, given the appalling conditions they have often come from and,... read more »

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 »