Vets in Tunbridge Wells | Open on Sundays | Companion Care

We’re still here for you and your pets

We are here for all your pet’s health care needs offering a range of services to support you such as vaccinations where appropriate, remote consultations if required and safe deliveries of medicine to your car or home.

If you are visiting us, please note we are still taking steps to help keep you and our team safe, so please respect the social distancing guidelines.

However, if you can’t visit us and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us and a member of the team can discuss available options. We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. 

Tunbridge Wells Companion Care

Fountains Retail Park
Dowding Way
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 3FB

Telephone: 01892 500 050

09:00 - 19:00

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

Meet the team

Graeme McKeown

Joint Venture Partner & 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 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. I have a truly superb and devoted team who have created an excellent customer experience with the very highest standards of veterinary and nursing care, facilities, expertise and ongoing individual professional development.

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.

Katarzyna Panek Kaminska

Veterinary Surgeon

Read Katarzyna Panek Kaminska bio

I qualified in 2003 at Warsaw Agricultural University and after two years of practising in Poland I moved to the UK. Since then I have worked in small animal practices in the London and Kent areas, enjoying all aspects of internal medicine and surgery.

I have an interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery as well as small mammals and small exotic pets, including surgery and dentistry in rabbits, rodents and ferrets. In my spare time I'm a keen birdwatcher, gardener and I also love sailing. My current pet is a rescue canary called Dudush.

Dr Christoph K Störk

European and RCVS recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Dr.med.vet., DES ChirPA, DipECVS, MRCVS

Read Dr Christoph K Störk bio

Christoph Störk provides orthopaedic consultancy services on a peripatetic basis to veterinary practices in the south of England, offering a complete service for the diagnosis, treatment and management of all types of trauma and orthopaedic conditions in dogs and cats.

Dr Audrey Petite

European and RCVS recognised Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

DVM, CertVDI, DVDI, DipECVDI, MRCVS

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Audrey Petite uses the latest generation portable ultrasound system and will come in on an ad hoc basis, whenever our patients require specialist diagnostic imaging or ultrasound guided procedures.

Dr Haralambos (Babis) Koffas

European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology

DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

Read Dr Haralambos (Babis) Koffas bio

Babis Koffas visits the practice on an ad hoc basis to perform diagnostic imaging of the cardiorespiratory system.

Dr Andrew Denning

RCVS recognised Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

BVet Med Cert VR DVDI MRCVS

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Andrew Denning uses the latest generation portable ultrasound system and will visit the practice on an ad hoc basis, whenever our patients require specialist diagnostic imaging or ultrasound guided procedures.

Nikki Abudu

Head Nurse

Read Nikki Abudu bio

I have been nursing for over 20 years, I qualified in 2002 and have been working in emergency and critical care practices for 14 years. I started working at Companion Care in February 2018 as Head Nurse and clinical coach to the student nurses.

I have a passion for feline nursing and recently passed the Feline Nursing Certificate with distinction.

At home I spend time with my son, we enjoy going on days out and exploring new places. We do not have any pets currently but did used to keep a number of rats, I am hoping to get a cat in the near future.

Natasha Wilson

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Natasha has always had a keen interest in animals from a young age and is particularly interested in feline care. She hopes to further her career in animal welfare.

Evelyn Salter

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Evelyn has previously worked in a mixed animal practice before joining us in 2015. She has a great love for all animals, but has a keen interest in feline care. When she’s not working she enjoys doing pole fitness, yoga and baking.

Gemma Baker

Student Veterinary Nurse

Emma Wilson

Vet Practice Manager

Read Emma Wilson bio

My career at Companion Care started as a receptionist in October 2010 and I became Practice Manager in January 2012. Previous to this I worked as a nurse at two other local practices for 12 years. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of veterinary life and especially like that no day is the same.

At home I live with my husband and son, we have lots of pets including 3 dogs, 2 cats and 6 guinea pigs. In my spare time I enjoy baking, gardening and country walks with my canine companions.

Emma Payne

Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Emma Payne bio

I began at Companion Care in August 2018 and I have already learnt so much from my short time here. I look forward to the day where I can progress and start my journey to becoming a qualified Veterinary Nurse. I love all aspects of my job but my favourite thing is having cuddles with puppies when they come to visit.

At home I have a Golden Retriever called Barney. We enjoy lovely walks together and cuddles in front of the fire.

Julie Morris

Head Receptionist

Read Julie Morris bio

Having worked for Companion Care since 2014 I have enjoyed a very varied and enjoyable role. Every day at Companion Care can bring its own challenges but my role allows me to interact with colleagues, clients and pets alike. I am passionate to try to deliver a positive customer and pet experience within our practice and in all areas of our business.  I have a long background in Office Management, Human Resources and I am also an Intermediate Instructor with the British Horse Society.

When I am not at work I spend my time with my young son and partner. We also have 2 lovely dogs Dudley and Tache who love a good walk!

Laura King

Receptionist

Kelly Penfold

Receptionist

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.

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Services

  • 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

Offers

Offers

£99 Dental Scale & Polish

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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
Culverden Park Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 9RD

Telephone: 01892 458610 11

Standard consultations before 9pm start from £167. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £215.

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