A LEADING West Sussex veterinary practice has been given a special accolade by a national body.
Arun Veterinary Group, which is based in Westergate and three other locations, has become the first practice in West Sussex to receive the hospital and emergency and critical care status from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Group joint owner Matt Gittings said: “Clinical excellence is at the heart of everything we do, which is why we choose to fully participate in this voluntary industry standards programme.
“Just as Ofsted inspects schools, the RCVS recognises excellence in veterinary practice and the fact that we have the most comprehensive accreditation in West Sussex is the best anniversary present (of the opening of its hospital in Storrington) we could hope for.”
The group looks after the pet health of more than 5,000 owners and dates back to 1927.
Its other practices include Pulborough and Storrington.