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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.

Eastcott Anaesthetist Qualifies as Diplomate of European College

Congratulations to Tristan Merlin, our head of anaesthesia, who has qualified as a European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Tristan has achieved specialist status following the completion of his training programme, which he began at the Royal Veterinary College in 2015.
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100km Ultra-Marathon challenge for Tim

Head of surgery Tim Charlesworth is gearing up to tackle a mammoth marathon challenge this July.   He is aiming to complete a whopping 100km in just 24 hours as part of the Race to the Stones challenge, raising money for Cancer Research UK.   On July 10, Tim will set off in Oxfordshire along one of the oldest trails in Britain, the Ridgeway National…
typical daily tasks performed by our surgical nurses

Surgical Nursing

RVNs Hannah Nichols and Abi Marshall talk through the typical daily tasks performed by our surgical nurses to ensure patients are comfortable and pain free during their procedure.
Student Veterinary Nurse Anne Berndt

Become a Veterinary Nurse

Student Veterinary Nurse Anne Berndt gives an overview on the alternative routes you can take to become a veterinary nurse and the work involved to become fully qualified.
RVN Hayley Pimm discusses the variety of laboratory test

In the Lab

RVN Hayley Pimm discusses the variety of laboratory test our RVNs may conduct to help diagnose and treat various conditions.  A crucial step in helping our patients on the road to recovery.
RVN Jasmine Kilpatrick gives an insight in to the work our nurses do

In-patients

RVN Jasmine Kilpatrick gives an insight in to the work our nurses do to care for our in-patients.  From basic procedures through to critical care, our veterinary nurses are on hand to support the veterinary surgeons and create a care plan tailored for each patient. 
RVN Lisa Christmas-Webb

Consultations

RVN Lisa Christmas-Webb discusses the variety of consultations our RVNs provide to support pet owners and care for animals.  From kitten and puppy clubs through to demonstrating how to administer medicines our RVNs provide a crucial role in helping owners care for their pets.
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An introduction to Veterinary Nursing

RVN Susannah Greenman gives an overview on the variety of veterinary nursing roles there are and suggestions about how to start out in the profession.
Eastcott saves deaf cat from going blind

Eastcott saves deaf cat from going blind

Our Ophthalmology team has succeeded in saving a vulnerable cat with progressive cataracts from going blind.   Kafka, a deaf one-year old cat with cerebellar hypoplasia, was referred to us when her owners took her in to see their local vet after they suspected she wasn’t able to follow the sign language she had come to understand so well.   Ida Gilbert, head of ophthalmology, quickly noticed Kafka was…