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About Us

We are an RCVS accredited, multidisciplinary referral hospital serving central and southern England.

At Eastcott Veterinary Referrals we provide the highest possible standards of care to pets referred to us.  Our state-of-the-art hospital offers some of the most advanced facilities in the UK for treating ill and injured patients.  Our RCVS, European and American board-certified specialists are committed to providing the very highest standards of veterinary care.  They work alongside a dedicated team of Registered Veterinary Nurses, Physiotherapists, and Patient Care Assistants, who provide exceptional care 24 hours a day, all year round.

Our multi-disciplinary team has the expertise and equipment to provide a truly comprehensive service. Our on-site advanced diagnostic equipment allows us to reach an accurate diagnosis and then provide the very best treatment for our patients.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing outstanding care and we liaise closely with our referring vets before, during and after treatment.

Facilities at Eastcott

Our history

Eastcott Vets has been part of the Swindon community for more than 50 years.  We started as a small animal practice with three employees on Eastcott Hill in the 1960’s, hence the name.

In 1997 we moved from Eastcott Hill to Bath Road.  This coincided with the practice being accredited with the status of Veterinary Hospital – the highest accreditation for a small animal veterinary practice.

In 2001 we were the winner of the national Petplan Veterinary Practice of the Year award which was recognition of how far the practice had come.  In 2011 the practice moved into our new hospital building here at Edison Park, where we continue to invest in our state-of-the-art facilities.

In 2012 we again won the UK Veterinary Practice of the Year award and the Petplan Veterinary Practice of the Year award.  We are the only practice in the country to have won this prestigious award twice!

2014 saw us being recognised as an ISFM Cat Friendly Practice and in 2018 we became part of Linnaeus Veterinary Ltd.

Most recently, in September 2020, we completed a £3m extension and refurbishment of our hospital making it one of the top facilities in the UK.  We now employ more than 150 associates and continue to expand our team, providing strength-in-depth across all our services.

RCVS Accreditation

We are proud to be recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a fully accredited Small Animal Hospital.  Read more here.


At Eastcott Veterinary Referrals, we are proud to be working with Investors in the Environment (iiE) towards our Bronze accreditation. Read more here.

ISFM Gold Accreditation 

In 2020 we were recognised as a Gold level cat clinic by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM).  This recognised the hospital for delivering the highest standard of care and facilities for feline patients.  For more details click here.