Brighton Veterinary Hospital

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Providing the highest standard of veterinary care

Whether you need a routine vet appointment for your cat’s annual booster vaccine, or an emergency vet at 3am for a poorly pet, our Brighton veterinary hospital can help. We opened our first surgery in Kemp Town in 1976 with just one vet. Today Brighton is our largest surgery and is also home to our exotic veterinary team, emergency out-of-hours vets and referral services. Our extensive hospital has separate cat, dog and exotics wards to care for the individual needs of all our patients and is open 24 hours a day every day of the year. We also have our own on-site laboratory, which saves us time waiting on test results and enables us to get on with treating your pet quickly.

Covid-19: Service for our Brighton Clinic

We are open again for all appointments apart from those for our Nurses Clinics. Although open we are still social distancing at the surgery and are operating a ‘one in, one out’ system with clients. Watch our short video showing how visits to the surgery now take place. We have organised a one way system for clients who are seen at the surgery which is part of a new visiting protocol for Brighton, which is as follows: 

  • Phone to book an appointment. The receptionist will go through a checklist with you and you will be asked to pay for the appointment at the time of booking. Other payments for medication dispensed or procedures done will be taken by card by the receptionist.
  • Tell us if you have had any symptoms of coronavirus. If you have, you will not be able to attend in person.
  • Come by yourself with your pet. Only one person will be allowed to attend any appointment and NO children please.
  • Wear a face mask or covering. These must be worn at all times in the surgery and you must bring your own. We cannot provide them and will not be admitting clients without them.
  • Use hand sanitisers when entering the building. Please also keep a safe distance from staff and other clients at all times.
  • Pay by card. Cash payments will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

When visiting the surgery you will need to enter through the hydrotherapy door which is to the left of our main entrance. There will be a number to call, or text to let the receptionist know that you have arrived, they will then collect you and let you know where to wait and which consulting room you’ll be seen in.

After your appointment you will pay for any medicines etc at our main reception desk and then let out from our main surgery door. All doors to the surgery will be locked at all times and only opened remotely for you to leave. If you need to collect pre-ordered medication, you must pay for this by phone before coming to the surgery. When collecting, wait outside the main surgery door for it to be brought out to you.

Telephone appointments are still available with our vets where appropriate. Requests for repeat prescriptions, parasite control and food, can be emailed to [email protected]

Find us

Freshfield Business Park, Freshfield Way, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0DF

Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 8am-7pm
Saturdays: 8am-5pm
Sundays: ​9am​-5pm (Sunday appointments are charged at our normal week rate, but must be pre-booked by the Saturday before)

Emergency Vet

Monday to Friday 7pm to 8am the following day, every weekend from 5pm Saturday through to Monday 8am and every bank holiday.

Most of our referral clinics, where our expert vets see cases referred to them from our own as well as regional vets, are also here. Brighton’s large reception and meeting rooms make it ideal for events, so this is where we hold our behaviour classes for puppies and adolescent dogs.

Brighton’s our busiest surgery, run by our largest team of dedicated staff who are all committed to providing the best care possible for your pets.

Choose Coastway Brighton for:


  • Separate cat and dog, waiting areas and consultation rooms
  • Your choice of vet
  • Nurses clinics
  • Our exotic veterinary teams
  • Our out of hours, emergency vet
  • Behaviour classes
  • Specialist veterinary clinics
  • Free off street parking

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Take a 360-tour around Coastway Kemp Town, which offers some of the newest state-of-the-art facilities found in veterinary surgeries Brighton wide.

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Current Feedback

Facebook - 4.6 of 5 stars


“Coastway have been brilliant with my boy hoglet for the past 3 years. He’s had two separate operations on a prolapsed eye (the same eye) and both times he’s regained his eye and his eyesight despite not strictly being an exotic pet vets. Just wanted to say great work and worth every penny”

Adam Pittard – Brighton

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