Andrew Perry has become one of the most qualified diplomates in the country. He has been recognised as a specialist in dentistry by the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC).
Andrew, who is one of only nine vets in the UK to have achieved the distinction, has simultaneously been recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RVCS) as a specialist in veterinary dentistry.
Managing director Peter Southerden, who is also a recognised EVDC specialist in dentistry, said: “This is a terrific achievement by Andrew.
“He’s spent six years studying on the EVDC’s training programme which finally culminated in four days of intense examinations.
“He now joins just eight other veterinary dentists in the UK who are recognised by the EVDC.”
Andrew isn’t ready to rest on his laurels any time soon and hopes to recommence his studies next year to add yet more qualifications and skills.
He said: “I aim to start studying again in January when I hope to begin a Fellowship of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
“The Fellowship is overseen by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and is a post-specialist qualification indicating further specialisation in maxillofacial surgery.
“It’s two more years of study, including the need for publication in an international journal, and then an exam in the US.
“The primary benefit is the continued development of my skills, insuring that, here at Eastcott, we are operating to the highest international standards and can treat patients with the most complex problems.
“Peter is an ACVS Founding Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, currently the only fellow of the ACVS in Europe, so I’m proudly following in his footsteps to become the first resident of the Fellowship in Europe.
“It shows our commitment to dental and maxillofacial work and we believe we are leading the way with our cutting-edge surgical procedures and innovations within our state-of the-art facilities.
“We are not just one of the foremost centres of excellence for this specialist work in the UK but throughout Europe, too.”