Call us on 01243 978800 Lion House, 79 St Pancras, Chichester PO19 7GE

Arun Veterinary Group

Our family is growing! Chichester we are here.

We’re delighted to announce that our brand new 24-hour veterinary hospital in Chichester is now open.  This is welcome news for our existing clients who live locally and currently choose to drive to one of our sister clinics for routine treatments as well as our flagship sister hospital in Storrington for 24/7 emergency care. We’re proud to say that they make this choice because of our traditional values, personal service and exceptional care, and we’re thrilled to be in a position to provide them with support closer to home, as well as inviting new pet owners of Chichester and the surrounding area to join our family.

Our newest 24-hour hospital will deliver the same hallmark traditional values and peerless personal service of which we’re so proud. Heading up our new hospital team will be local vets Claire Bounds and Laura Jenner who are both well known in the local Chichester area and are committed to delivering on the Arun Vet Group promise of building bonds with our clients and their pets, great communication, continuity of care and of course, clinical excellence.

Sporting our signature blend of traditional and modern design and ample complimentary parking, our Chichester hospital will deliver the same excellent comprehensive on-site facilities as our existing practices in Pulborough, Westergate, Ashington, Storrington and Worthing. This includes all general practice services such as consultations, surgery, medicine, dentistry, laboratory and radiography.

When you subscribe to Arun Vet Group, you join our family of loyal vets, nurses and support team members whose clinical care is delivered with a personal touch and who are committed to developing a longstanding relationship with you and a trusted bond with your pet.


We may be growing, but it’s our promise to always retain the same heritage and traditional values that sets us a ‘breed apart’. Our dedicated vets and nurses understand the importance of having your confidence and trust; personal care and excellent communication are all integral to the ethos of our team. Arun Veterinary Group is proudly independent, meaning your pet is our only priority.

We maintain the freedom to tailor treatment based on the most appropriate course of action while seeking the best possible value for you. We’re not restricted by corporate policies and procedures; our trusted team is driven by what’s best for our patients and we use our expertise to help you make well informed choices about your pet’s health.


Our culture is what sets us apart. There’s a spiritual sense of belonging amongst our team – a cultural and emotional significance beyond that of a standard organisation. We believe in being kind, looking after each other and creating a better veterinary future.

We have a heritage of developing relationships with customers and forming trusted bonds. Everything begins with a personal connection. As an independent and family-style practice, customers can expect to see trusted, familiar faces – a team who remember their names and continue previous conversations where they left off.

The experience we offer is very much customised; clinical care is delivered with a personal touch by professionals who have a genuine bond with pets. We continually strive towards a practice made perfect with excellence at every touchpoint. Attention to detail, collaboration and inclusivity are crucial – it all matters.

Here at Arun Veterinary Group, clinical excellence is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we fully participate in the voluntary industry programme that is the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Practice Standards Scheme. Participation in the scheme demonstrates the highest level of accountability and dedication to pet health, indicating a practice that values honesty and transparency with its clients, and the industry overall. Just as Ofsted inspects schools, the RCVS recognises excellence in veterinary practice and we’re proud to confirm we are the only independently owned practice in the UK to have achieved outstanding status in all categories.



Just like Arun Vet Group’s other sister clinics, the dedicated Chichester hospital team will be able to undertake a comprehensive range of general practice services while also having the benefit of our sister team, South Downs Emergency Vets for hospitalisation, in the event of an emergency or if your pet needs hospitalisation and overnight care.

Our new Chichester hospital will join our sister flagship site in Storrington as the only independent hospital in West Sussex with combined hospital and emergency and critical care status as accredited through the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme - the pets of Chichester can be assured continuity and round the clock care, 24/7.

New Location

Lion House
79 St Pancras
PO19 7GE
01243 978800


South Downs Emergency Vets specialise in the provision of emergency and out of hours care outside of standard hours. Our independent, dedicated team are on hand to deliver seamless continuity of care for your pet, 24/7. Our service is available every night, weekends and bank holidays for out of hours and emergency consultations.

We’re located in Arun Veterinary Group’s state of the art, independently owned sister hospital in Chichester, ensuring your pet can stay local while receiving the highest standard of care available.


01243 978800

Our facilities include:

  • High dependency care facilities with a central area for monitoring critical patients
  • Theatre, radiography, laboratory, dispensary and multiple consultation rooms
  • A ‘cat only ward’ to help reduce stress for our feline patients
  • Spacious, air conditioned kennels tailored to all animal breeds
  • Isolation ward
  • Triage room for admission of cases transferred from member practices
  • Easy to find, centrally located premises with ample parking

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