Meet the team
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 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.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Vet Practice Manager
ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
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.
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!
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.
Cat clinicsTo make your visit as stress-free for you and your cat as possible
Bespoke vaccination serviceA vaccination can help prevent various diseases & viruses
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
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OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
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.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
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.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
Cancer Treatment including ChemotherapyDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
ArthroscopyArthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
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.