South Downs Emergency Vets specialises in the provision of critical veterinary services outside of standard hours.

When your daytime vet is unavailable, our independent, highly qualified and dedicated team are on hand to deliver seamless continuity of care for your pet.


Just like us, our pets can suffer from illness or injury at unpredictable times which will require emergency or out of hours care. During these anxious moments, pet owners need a highly skilled veterinary team and state of the art facilities.

Emergency veterinary care provision has evolved and here at South Downs Emergency Vets we assure both veterinary partners and their clients a trusted and motivated team of vets and nurses to deliver an exceptional level of emergency and critical care.

Excellent communication and continuity of care is fundamental to our service. We pride ourselves on developing close relationships with both referring vets and their clients so that we may develop a clear treatment strategy tailored to each patient’s individual case.


Committed veterinary surgeons and nurses with advanced certified training and decades of combined experience in critical care.

A permanent, regular team of staff, dedicated to out of hours service. They’re fresh, alert and well-informed of your practice’s treatment strategy for your pet.

Transparent, consistent communication between the South Downs Emergency Vets team, your regular practice and you, the pet owner.

Trusted, passionate and caring team members dedicated to delivering the highest levels of care.


Emergency and out of hours care for your pet

Our service is available to all pet owners but clients of veterinary practices who are subscribing members of South Downs Emergency Vets will receive a discounted emergency consultation fee.

We’re dedicated to our clients’ pets at night, as well as weekends and Bank Holidays. Continuity of care is key to our success, so you can expect the same exemplary service from us as provided by your regular vet.

Not sure if your pet needs emergency treatment?

Our team is always available to advise clients outside of standard practice hours.

Our initial telephone advice is always complimentary.  Fees only apply for further, on-site emergency consultations.

Contact us


South Downs Emergency Vets is an independent, stand-alone service based within the premises of Arun Veterinary Group in Storrington and Chichester. The hospital has been designed to deliver emergency and out of hours care to the pets of our member practices when the team takes over at night, weekends or banks holidays.

State of the art facilities, with traditional round-the-clock care

Our dedication is constant. At night and weekends our experienced and reassuring team is always fully staffed to provide care and monitoring of our overnight patients. We understand communication is vital in these circumstances, so we call our clients with regular updates during periods of hospitalisation.

Our facilities include

  • High dependancy care facilities with a central area for monitoring critical patients
  • Sterile 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



Arun Veterinary Group Storrington
Mill Stream, North Street Library Car Park
Storrington RH20 4DH

01903 746028

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Arun Veterinary Group Chichester
Lion House, 79 St Pancras
Chichester PO19 7GE

01243 978800

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Opening hours

Monday – Friday
7pm – 8am

Saturday 12pm to Monday 8am

Open on Bank Holidays


Call Storrington on 01903 746028 or email us.

Call Chichester on 01243 978800 or email us.

Consultations by telephone appointment only.