Vets in Hove | Vets in Sussex | Companion Care

Hove Companion Care Vets

Inside Pets at Home
Goldstone Retail Park
01273 957 700

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Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday Closed

Meet the team

Graeme McKeown

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

RCVS Advanced Practitioner Small Animal Medicine, RCVS Advanced Practitioner Small Animal Surgery, RCVS Advanced Practitioner Feline Medicine, RCVS Advanced Practitioner Examiner, BSc.Hons, BVM&S, PgC(SAM)(SAS)(FVS)(SAEE)(VPS), Cert AVP, Dipl. (AVPS)(VPS), MRCVS

Read Graeme McKeown bio

My name is Graeme McKeown and I am the Joint Venture Partner for Hove and Tunbridge Wells. Originally from Bangor, N. Ireland, I have worked as a veterinary surgeon for over 10 years in the SE of England after qualifying from The Royal (Dick) Veterinary College in Edinburgh. Prior to opening my first practice Companion Care Tunbridge Wells in 2010 I ran my own successful veterinary company in addition to working as a full time vet. I have experienced all aspects of veterinary practice and management from sole charge and emergency clinics to referral hospitals and professional consultancy services.

I have a passion to provide the highest of standards in customer service and clinical excellence and my main interests include Orthopaedics and General Internal Medicine with a special interest in Feline medicine. Our practice philosophy is to provide a modern, forward thinking, warm and welcoming practice, where every pet is treated like it was our own, and where clients feel like part of our family.

I am very proud to be opening my second practice - Companion Care Hove in January 2012, and am looking forward to the challenge of making it as successful as Tunbridge Wells has been.

Kristina Racic

Veterinary Surgeon

Lucy Bridger

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Nurse

Read Lucy Bridger bio

My name is Lucy Bridger and I am a practice partner here at the Hove surgery. I qualified as an RVN in 2004. Since then, I have worked in many small animal and exotic veterinary practices, as well as doing night shifts at emergency clinics.

I enjoy all aspects of my job as a nurse. I have a rescue Labrador called Ruby.

Laura Battersby


Read Laura Battersby bio

My name is Laura Battersby and I am one of the receptionists at the Hove surgery. I previously worked in the health and fitness industry, but decided to pursue a career working with animals and joined Companion Care Hove in February 2012. I live in Hove with my daughter Ava, and my three favourite boys, my husband and my beloved pets, Blue the Budgie and Saxon the rabbit.

Andy Mason


Read Andy Mason bio

My name is Andy Mason and I joined the receptionist team in May 2015. I previously worked in the Pets at Home store since it opened in 2012. I live in Hove with my two cats and enjoy going to the gym and walking along the seafront.

Graeme holds a total of 6 RCVS recognised post-graduate certificates including Small Animal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery, Feline Medicine, Endoscopy & Endosurgery, 2 RCVS recognised Diplomas and 4 European post-graduate certificates.

He also one of the few triple accredited RCVS Advanced Practitioners in the UK and is happy to accept referrals or second opinions in any of the disciplines listed.



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Bespoke vaccination service
    A vaccination can help prevent various diseases & viruses
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.

Show more services

  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • 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.
  • Insurance Claim Processing
    Pet insurance is an policy you take out for your pet. This can be an individual policy for each pet you have, or some providers will let you have a multi-pet policy.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cancer Treatment including Chemotherapy
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Feline Friendly Clinc
    Feline Friendly Clinc
  • Blood Analyser
    Blood Analyser
  • Referrals and 2nd Opinions
    Our specialist referral centres offer referral support to first-opinion practices throughout the UK.

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • $R7B2CSH
  • IVAPM logo



£99 Dental Scale & Polish

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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

Out of hours

Vet Call 24hrs Emergency
Freshfield Business Park
Freshfield Way

Telephone: 01273 621 682

Out-of-hours emergency consultation fees start from £78.33 plus VAT. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.