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Expanding ECC team

We have recently expanded our emergency and critical care team with the appointment of two new clinicians. After a period of exceptional growth at the practice, we would like to welcome Emma Pudge and Tamsin Williams to our expert clinical team. Duncan Barnes, clinical director, welcomed the appointments, saying: “At Eastcott, we pride ourselves on…
Insect Hotel at Eastcott Referral Hospital in Swindon

New Insect Hotel Open For Business

We have recently spruced up our garden premises and are delighted to announce the opening of our very own insect hotel as part of an ongoing biodiversity project here at Eastcott. Our dedicated ‘Green Team’ led the renovation project and have created a lovely green space to offer a welcome and cheering refuge not only…

Emergency and Critical Care Nurse – Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month 2021

As part of Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month, we’re going to be focusing on some of our amazing veterinary nurses and show the different careers each one has chosen.  Today we hear from Emergency and Critical Care Nurse – Jasmine Kilpatrick   What got you interested in becoming a veterinary nurse?  Since the age of 10 my passion was to become…

Clinical Lead ECC Nurse – Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month 2021

As part of Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month, we’re going to be focusing on some of our amazing veterinary nurses and show the different careers each one has chosen.  Today we hear from Harriet Deering – our Clinical Lead ECC Nurse.  What got you interested in becoming a veterinary nurse?  I always knew I wanted to become a…

Business Relationship Manager – Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month 2021

As part of Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month, we’re going to be focusing on some of our amazing veterinary nurses and show the different careers each one has chosen.  Today we hear from Ffion Llewelyn – Business Relationship Manager here at Eastcott.   What got you interested in becoming a veterinary nurse?   I have always known that I wanted to work with…

Head of Referral Nursing – Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month 2021

As part of Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month, we’re going to be focusing on some of our amazing veterinary nurses and show the different careers each one has chosen.  Today we hear from our Head of Referral Nursing – Amy Dutton.   What got you interested in becoming a veterinary nurse? ​I always wanted to be a veterinary nurse, from a young…
Referral Radiographer - Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month 2021

Referral Radiographer – Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month 2021

As part of Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month, we’re going to be focusing on some of our amazing veterinary nurses and show the different careers each one has chosen.  Today we hear from our Referral Radiographer – Nicholas Taylor.   What got you interested in becoming a veterinary nurse?  I was always interested in animals and bred and exhibited budgerigars from about 9 years old and throughout my teens.  How…

Eastcott Referrals | COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we are continually reviewing the resources we have available and the provision of services which are of most need to our clients and their pets.
Florence’s story

When the immune system attacks itself – Florence’s story

Florence, a 2-year old female entire whippet, was referred to Eastcott’s Internal Medicine team due to a history of lethargy and reluctance to play. Examination revealed pale mucous membranes, a fever and increased heart rate with bounding pulses. She was very anaemic, with a red blood cell count of 15% (reference range 35%-55%) and she…

Pet Blood Bank donation session – Sunday 6th June

Once again, we’re teaming up with Pet Blood Bank to provide a centre for them to perform regular blood donation sessions. Join us for our next session with Pet Blood Bank on Sunday 6th June.  You do not need to be a registered client of Eastcott Vets for your dog to be able to help other…