Vets in Eastbourne | Companion Care

Eastbourne Companion Care

Inside Pets at Home
Admiral Retail Park
Lottbridge Drove
BN23 6QD
01323 649 315

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Laparoscopy surgery (keyhole surgery)

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique to explore the abdomen with two to three small ‘keyhole’ incisions. We are pleased to have invested considerably in our team and kit to make minimally invasive surgery available to our clients.

Meet the team

Warwick Payne

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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AKA Mr P the JVP. Warwick qualified from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1998. He has spent his whole career in small animal practice gaining a Master’s degree in Veterinary general practice (MscVetGP) in 2005. He has worked hard to look after the animals in Eastbourne since 2008 building the current practice from day one with his wife Vicky.

He has an interest in cardiology and ultrasound. He also enjoys some orthopedic procedures, regularly performing MMP cruciate procedures and luxating patella surgeries. Warwick is also experienced in a variety of more complex soft tissue procedures such as “cherry eye” replacement and BOAS surgery (widening the nostrils and shortening soft palates in brachycephalic dog breeds). He says “I believe veterinary General Practice as a specialist area in its own right” “I try to involve owners as much as possible, explaining conditions so that we can take a co-operative approach to case management with owners to help them get the best result for their pets in line their circumstances”.

As Warwick holds a master’s degree in Veterinary General Practice, he is an assessor for the RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) marking examination modules in veterinary primary care. He has a passion for helping newly qualified vets in the first few years in practice to help them transition from theory to practical.

Warwick lives at home with his wife Vicky the Vet and his ever growing pack of Springer Spaniels although he would quite like his own Maine Coon Cat.

Vicky Payne

Veterinary Surgeon


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Vicky is our go to vet on dog breeding and behavior, as well as having her qualifications in holistic and veterinary acupuncture. She is one of only a handful of vets nationally to hold a qualification in herbal medicine.

Her passion is her Springer Spaniels and writing her blogs. If we cannot find Vicky she will be having a few quiet moments playing escape games during her lunchtime. Vicky lives at home with Warwick and given the chance can easily digest a good book in a day.

Michaela Dawkins

Veterinary Surgeon


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Transplanted over from the United States in 2018, Michaela is one of our newest team members. She graduated with her veterinary degree from Louisiana State University in 2014. She has been working in veterinary general practice ever since, both in Florida and West Virginia. Michaela likes general practice and has a special interest in exotics and zoo animals.

When not working, Michaela likes to read and enjoys watching movies with her two cats, Percy and Achilles. She also spends lots of time exploring to make the most of living in a new country.

Ricardo Canha

Veterinary Surgeon


Daniel De Diego

Veterinary Surgeon


Jade Coral

Veterinary Surgeon


Laura Saleta

Veterinary Surgeon


Lisa Barker

Head Veterinary Nurse


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As head Nurse Lisa goes above and beyond. There are not enough hours in the day for Lisa, if she isn’t busy providing unrivalled love and attention to our in patients and supporting the vets, she is guiding our team of dedicated nurses in their clinical skills.

You will also often see her providing first class advice at reception too. Lisa lives at home with her husband, her dog Tess and Terence the tortoise.


Gen Wright

Head Veterinary Nurse


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Gen joined the team as a student veterinary nurse in 2016 and qualified in July 2017, since then she graduated from the Royal Veterinary College with a BSc Degree with honours in Veterinary Nursing. Gen particularly enjoys medical nursing and if you bring a boxer dog to see her she will be your best friend!

In Gen’s spare time she enjoys dining out and going to the cinema, she lives at home with her fiancée, Betty the bunny and her latest addition Forrest the three legged kitten

Danielle Martin

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Ami Biles

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Amy Scully

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Hannah Cutler

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Amber Townshend

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hazel Fisher

Student Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca Orr

Animal Nurse Assistant

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Rebecca has over ten years’ experience as a veterinary nurse assistant. She has studied in animal care and qualified with NVQ Level 2 and First Diploma. Her entire working life has been spent with animals, before her career in the veterinary industry she in kennels and animal rescue centres.

Rebecca has a great interest in large dog breeds, the bigger the better! Her personal favourite is the St Bernard, one day she plans to have one of her own. Rebecca’s also enjoys swimming, cycling, going to see live music and visiting places of interest.

Alison Parsons

Practice Manager

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Alison is our everlasting Practice Manager, as you can see by our blogs she has a hard time trying to keep us in line. She has a passion for client care and will help with any problems big or small with staff and clients. At home Alison lives with her husband five children and den of snakes, in her spare time she likes to take walks with her dog Alice. Alison keeps the practice going.

Chloe Mellor

Veterinary Receptionist

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After returning from travelling Chloe decided on a career change, so she joined the Companion Care family in March 2016 and never looked back.

Chloe thoroughly enjoys working with the reception team, she is also keen to learn so would love to progress her career towards ANA nursing in the future.

Outside of work Chloe enjoys reading, photography & being an adrenaline junkie. She also adores spending time with her Dachshund Ellie and two cats … One of which is Sebastian the Siamese who you may have seen helping on reception in the past.

Summer Ridley

Veterinary Receptionist

Kim Cocklin

Veterinary Receptionist

Jo Andrew

Veterinary Receptionist

Tracy Musgrave

Veterinary Receptionist

Emma Draper

Veterinary Receptionist

Companion Care Eastbourne is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.

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  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Endoscopy
    An endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Physiotherapy
    Supports your pets' strength and mobility.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for our pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Laser Treatment
    Therapeutic laser therapy.
  • Keyhole Surgery
    In human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Behaviourist
    The Behaviourist approach to learning studied changes in behaviour that are caused by a person's direct experience of their environment, using the principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain them.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Air Way Surgery
    Air Way Surgery
  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into particular locations on the body in order to alleviate pain, improve recovery rates and increase resistance to disease. It has been practised by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses in people and animals.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Cardiology
  • Ultrasonography
    A diagnostic imaging technique that allows vets to view internal organs, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, bones
  • Hearing Loop Induction
    Hearing Loop
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • Progesterone Testing

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED



10% off for the Over 60's

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£90 Puppy and Kitten Pack

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Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind

Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

From £15* per month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way

Out of hours

Vets Now Eastbourne
Inside St Anne's Vet Group,
6 St Anne's Rd,
BN21 2DJ

Telephone: 01323 325 168

Standard consultation fees start from £320.