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Gastrointestinal disorders of cats and dogs: innovations in diagnosis and management

Gastrointestinal disorders are amongst the most common presenting complaints in small animal veterinary practice The initial diagnostic approach to the patient with gastrointestinal should include evaluation of signalment, history and physical examination. The clinician needs to establish the time frame of the clinical signs (acute, <3 weeks, or chronic, ≥3 weeks), severity, anatomical localization (upper…

Eastcott donates funds to help retired police dogs charity

We’re delighted to be supporting a regional animal charity and helping them boost their charitable work at key events across the region We’ve made a £1,000 donation to WAGS Retired Police Dog Charity, an independent foundation set up to help retired police dogs from Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset and Gloucestershire police. The donation has enabled…

Adorable mollie’s new lease of life after catarct surgery

A virtually blind Cocker Spaniel has been given a new lease of life thanks to intricate cataract surgery by our ophthalmology experts The team helped Mollie, a beloved 14-year-old family pet who was struggling with severe cataracts for several months. Mollie’s owner Michele L’Estrange said she first noticed a cloudy film over both Mollie’s eyes…

A bright future ahead for dogs with sunglasses

Our Ophthalmology team has been advising that dogs who need protection from bright light are fitted with specially designed pet sunglasses.   The team has recently helped three troubled dogs beat the blinding glare by recommending visors and sunglasses which have been specifically designed for animals.   Ida Gilbert, head of ophthalmology at Eastcott, says tinted glasses…

Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal now available

Gall Bladder Removal  Gall bladder mucocele (GBM) is becoming increasingly commonly diagnosed in canine patients.  The decision to remove the affected gall bladder is usually straight forward if the patient is showing clinical signs that will be improved following surgery. However, if the animal is not currently showing any obvious symptoms it can be harder…
New surgical appointments support growth at eastcott

New surgical appointments support growth at Eastcott

Our surgery team is going from strength to strength with three new appointments We’ve recently welcomed Inês Gordo, Ellie Lederer and Elena Carbonell Buj to the team following a period of exceptional growth. A graduate from the University of Lisbon, Inês is a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. After working for two years in…

Virginia earns specialist status

We are celebrating the success of one of our top clinicians who has just passed her European Diploma exams to become an EBVS® European Specialist in veterinary neurology Virginia Crespo joined Eastcott Veterinary Referrals in August 2020 as a member of the hospital’s neurology team. To pass the diploma exam successfully, candidates undergo extensive, well-defined…

New dentistry resident strengthens world-class team

We have recently welcomed a new resident to our world-class dentistry team.  Hannah van Velzen joins us as a resident in Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.   The dentistry team at Eastcott is spearheaded by Andrew Perry, an EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry, and supported by Peter Southerden, AVDC Founding Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial…
Yogi

OMFS team save dog with no nose

Our experts vets carried out life-saving surgery on an adorable eleven-year-old pup, dramatically stopping the progression of cancer. Yogi was diagnosed with a biologically high-grade fibrosarcoma in his upper jaw.  Dedicated owner Anna Gaughan, who is veterinary surgeon herself at fellow Linnaeus practice Calder Vets in Yorkshire, first noticed a grey tooth and a subsequent…

90% of clients rated our service 9 or above out of 10

At Eastcott Veterinary Referrals we aspire to deliver the highest levels of quality in every aspect of our service.  Delivering a high-quality service is more than just about our clinical expertise and skills.  Listening to our clients is one of the most important things we can do After their visit, every client is sent a…