Vets in Folkestone | Open on Sundays | Companion Care

Folkestone Companion Care

Inside Pets at Home
Unit 2 West Park Farm Retail Park
Park Farm Road
CT19 5SY

Telephone: 01303 253 041

Open Today 09:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Cormac Higgins

Cormac Higgins

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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From Longford in Ireland, I qualified at University College Dublin. Moving to England I opened the Companion Care Surgery in Ashford in 2007. My particular interest is internal medicine.

I have a rescue cat from Gibraltar called Bambino who very much makes himself at home whenever he visits the surgery, and a naughty little schnauzer crossed border terrier named Raya who comes to work every day and keeps us all busy with her cheeky antics.


Anthony Lam

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice in 2017, joining the Folkestone team straight from school. I was born and raised in Hong Kong and whilst things are very different, I love every minute of it.

My particular interests lie with soft tissue surgery/orthopaedics and I aspire to obtain my qualifications in the coming years.


Michaela Brannick

Veterinary Surgeon


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I joined the team at Folkestone Companion Care in 2020, after working at the Ashford branch for the last 5 years. 

I have a particular interest in feline medicine and I hold a certificate in feline practice. I also have an elderly rescue cat of my own called Herbert.

Outside of work I enjoy being creative; I come from a musical family and love playing the violin.


Edyta Dugiel

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from Warsaw University of Life Sciences back in 2018. Currently, I am working towards my General Practitioner Advanced Certificate in Small Animal Medicine.

I like cooking and enjoy Indian and Chinese cuisine

Hayley Farrell

Hayley Farrell

Head Veterinary Nurse


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I started working in practice in 2003 & qualified from The College of Animal Welfare in 2006. I have worked in various small animal practices including a referral hospital, am qualified to train student nurses & have an ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management. My interests include nurse clinics, nurse training & anaesthesia.

At home I have two cheeky chihuahuas called Nacho and Ernie. In my spare time I enjoy reading & spending time with family & friends.

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I have loved animals all my life & been involved with vet nursing since 2011, joining Companion Care Vets in 2015. My particular interest is neo-natal care.

I have a few animals of my own including three miniature ponies, a gorgeous Great Dane, two sphynx cats called Freddy and Kruger and some fish.

My spare time is spent horse riding & spending time with my family and animals.

Kim Pressnell-Smith

Kim Pressnell-Smith

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I started working in practice in 2002, qualifying in 2005, and have worked with small animals, exotics and larger species (including zoo animals). I enjoy all aspects of my job, particularly diagnostic imaging and nursing medical cases, and have trained veterinary nurse students and lectured at a local veterinary nursing college.

I returned to work in February 2017, joining Companion Care after maternity leave, and spend my free time looking after my daughter Ava, (and my husband!), walking my two dogs, Hetty & Stanley & riding/competing my Horse Don.

Kelly Phillips-Thrale

Kelly Phillips-Thrale

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have been working in practice since 2004 and qualified from Hadlow College in 2010. I joined the Companion Care team in October 2018. I love all aspects of my job but I have a particular interest in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in which I hope to gain a qualification in the future.

At home I have a working Cocker Spaniel called Seth, a Miniature Dachshund called Harvey, a horse called Louis and Lenny the naughty donkey.

In my spare time, I enjoy riding/competing with Louis, agility training with Seth and of course socialising with family and friends.

Sabrina Piper

Sabrina Piper

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I joined the team in March 2018. From a young age, I have always been passionate about working with animals. I am looking forward to starting my training to become a Vet Nurse.

My interests are reading and anything Disney.

Beth Fowls

Beth Fowls

Student Veterinary Nurse

Lauren Cook

Veterinary Nurse

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I started my nursing career at the beginning of 2018 at the University of Brighton. 

I joined Companion Care Folkestone in October 2021.

I have a interest in specialized Hospital Nursing and Emergency Nursing.

I spend my spare time with my dog Floki and playing Rugby.


Jazmine Law

Veterinary Care Assistant

Debbie Morgan

Debbie Morgan

Client Care Advisor

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Debbie joined the Companion Care team in March 2019.

Growing up, Debbie's family always had German Shepherds but now, she has a beautiful Maltese called Dolly.


Summer Chantler

Client Care Advisor

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I joined the team in August 2020. Animals have a very dear place in my heart to be a part of taking care of your fluffy family is a priveledge.

In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and family and have a passion for Vintage Jazz music.


Becky Miller

Client Care Advisor

Companion Care Folkestone 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.

Show more services

  • 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.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease



10% off for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces



Free Health Check for pets re-homed from Lord Whiskey re-homing centre

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Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Out of hours

Vets Now Ashford
Inside Cinque Ports Veterinary Hospital
Ashford Road
TN23 3EA

Telephone: 01233 879 913

Standard consultation fees start from £270.

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