We're here for you & your pets
We are now able to provide all our normal services but in the safest possible way. When you book your appointment our friendly team will explain what to expect at your visit. In response to government guidance, a face covering must now be worn when visiting us. Let's help keep each other safe.
Meet the team
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
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.
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.
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.
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 coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Bespoke vaccination serviceA vaccination can help prevent various diseases & viruses
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
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Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Separate Cat & Dog Waiting AreasSeparate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
EndoscopyAn 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.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
Soft Tissue SurgerySurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
Insurance Claim ProcessingPet 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 PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for our pet's diet.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Keyhole SurgeryIn 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 ChemotherapyDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Feline Friendly ClincFeline Friendly Clinc
Blood AnalyserBlood Analyser
Referrals and 2nd OpinionsOur specialist referral centres offer referral support to first-opinion practices throughout the UK.
£99 Dental Scale & Polish
Out of hours
Freshfield Business Park
Tel: 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.