Dr David Hodges

Veterinary Surgeon & Founder

David qualified from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 1991. Specialising in companion animals from the start of his career. He built a 27 clinic practice called Pet Doctors which he sold in 2010. He loves being a vet but is not suited to large corporate veterinary practices as he feels that the personal service is missing and the pricing excessive.

David’s new clinic aims to be small, friendly with great care at sensible prices. David believes pets are to be celebrated and that owning a pet should be fun.

David’s skill set is very broad. Equally happy repairing a ruptured cruciate ligament in a dog to removing enlarged thyoid glands in cats. A strong believer in preventative medicine and the concept of wellness. David is keen that pets get regular check ups and screening programes. David is a champion of the HEALTH MAP concept.

David believes that the concept of “old age” is an outdated and defeatist attitude. He certainly believes in “age related diseases”, however once diagnosed these age related diseases are often very treatable with modern medicine, surgery, physiotherapy and diet. With the symptoms removed our pets can live long happy and healthy lives.

Outside of the clinic David can be found on his road bike or on Aldwick Beach. He has cycled numerous stages of the Tour de France and in January 2024 is going to cycle across the width of South America from Chile to Argentina, a distance of over 1,000 miles and crossing the Andes mountain range. Wow, good luck with that.