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About AlphaPet


We are a 15 veterinary surgeon practice operating across three surgeries supported by 19 qualified veterinary nurses, 6 trainee veterinary nurses, an animal technician, 14 receptionists, a practice managers and 3 administrative assistants. We make a great team!

We pride ourselves on being a very personal, approachable practice.

For those of you who do not know all of our staff members, find out more about our vets, nurses, receptionists and practice managers and see them face to face!

AlphaPet is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Accredited Practice.

Our Bognor Regis Hospital is the only local RCVS Accredited Veterinary Hospital.

RCVS Accredited Practice


Click on the video above to see what being an Accredited Practice means for you and your pets.


As an accredited practice, all the clinics have passed an inspection focusing on a range of areas, including health and safety, hygiene and clinical governance and the facilities we provide. It also certifies that we:

  • provide 24 hour care for all hospitalised pets at our Bognor Regis Hospital
  • comply with current Health and Safety legislation
  • employ staff who are fully and appropriately trained for the work that is carried out
  • have access to laboratory facilities for diagnostic testing and have a system for monitoring the outcome of treatments
  • have appropriate surgical and diagnostic equipment
  • AlphaPet will be re-inspected on a regular basis and will be subject to spot-checks at any time.

Our last inspection was in June 2016.

The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary scheme and not all veterinary practices have joined it.

Accreditation means that clients can rest assured that we offer a high quality of care for the pets in our care. It also assures clients that all parts of the practice conform to the standards laid down in both the areas open to the public and also the “behind the scenes” areas.


Investor in People LogoAlphaPet has achieved the Investor in People award.





RCVS Awarding Body for Veterinary Nursing

We are a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Approved Training Centre and our nursing staff are therefore trained to very high standards.

  The AlphaPet Difference

The AlphaPet Difference

Why are we Different? We are an independent veterinary group practice consisting of three surgeries serving a local area of West Sussex centred around Chichester, Bognor Regis, Selsey, Bracklesham and the Witterings. We offer “Exceptional Care For The Life Of Your Pet” because we are large enough to help but still small enough... read more »



Please let us know what you think of our clinics and share your story with us by writing a testimonial using the form below.     Below is a selection of what other clients have said about AlphaPet:read more »

  Our Services

Our Services

We offer a  wide range of services throughout our three surgeries ...   24 Hour Emergency Service This service is manned by AlphaPet staff meaning that, should you need us, you will be talking to a veterinary surgeon from this practice who has access to your pet's clinical notes. For... read more »

Our Facilities

AlphaPet is a modern, well-equipped veterinary surgery staffed by the very best vets and qualified nurses. We are continually investing in and advancing our ranges of diagnostic, surgical and treatment facilities to enable us to offer a complete healthcare service for companion animals and wildlife. Below is a selection of the... read more »

  Our Staff

Our Staff

Our staff are who make AlphaPet what it is both for you and our patients. At AlphaPet, we are very proud of our staff. We employ vets, nurses, receptionists, practice managers and kennel hands, so if you want to find out who we all are, please click on one of... read more »

  Our History

Our History

AlphaPet was established by Richard Edwards MRCVS, Sandra Leatherdale VN and Katie Rook MRCVS in September 1993. Having been working for a vets in Chichester for around 18 months, Richard and Sandra had already fallen in love with this part of West Sussex, so they decided to set up their... read more »