New Anaesthesia Head of Service

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Mar Del Mar Diaz Arias as our new Head of Service for Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Graduating in 2015 from the University Alfonso X el Sabio in Madrid, Mar said she knew she wanted to specialise in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia while she was still doing her studies.

She completed a small animal anaesthesia internship at the Animal Health Trust in 2017, before completing a European residency with the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA).

Mar’s most memorable case to date has seen her anaesthetise an emu that had a forelimb deformity which needed surgical correction.

Mar, who qualified as a specialist in 2022 said: “Becoming head of service is a great opportunity to develop further my skills and create a team with a positive and productive environment, in which animal safety is a priority.

“My main ambition is to develop further the support that the anaesthesia service provides at Eastcott to other disciplines and to develop a group of anaesthesia nurses who are highly-knowledgeable in the field.”

Welcoming Mar to Eastcott, Kieran Borgeat, Clinical Director, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Mar to Eastcott Veterinary Referrals as we continue to invest in highly-skilled professionals.

“Mar will be a great asset and her extensive experience and expertise is a valuable addition to our wide range of specialist-led services.”