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Cooper’s spinal instability surgery

Cooper, a 10-year-old male Labrador, presented to EBVS Specialist in Neurology Marcos Raposo Galvan, with a 4-week history of progressive severe pelvic limb ataxia and clicking of the vertebral column when walking. A neurological examination indicated a lesion affecting the T3-L3 spinal cord segments and MRI documented changes consistent with a T13-L1 discospondylitis with subluxation…

Nephroblastoma in Dogue de Bordeaux, Bella 

Bella, a young Dogue de Bordeaux, presented to EBVS Diplomate in Veterinary Neurology Chloe Fisher, following a 2-day history of acute onset left-lateralised paraparesis.   Neurolocalisation, based on examination, was to the T3-L3 spinal cord segments. An MRI documented a well-defined mass at L1-2 (left-sided), with imaging characteristics raising suspicion for a nephroblastoma. The mass was…

Dentistry – leading through education

As Europe’s largest dentistry team, we continue to lead the way with research and education within this discipline.  To support colleagues in developing their understanding of this field, the latest articles written and published by our Dentistry team can be found here: 
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Allie Celebrates ECVS Diplomate Status 

We’re delighted to announce that small animal surgeon Allie Matchwick has successfully passed her exams to achieve European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) diploma status.  Speaking about her success Allie said: “I’m thrilled to have passed the ECVS diploma exams which means I’ve now joined a select group of veterinary professionals.  Passing the exams is…
Gus is doing well following bilateral hip replacements

Gus is doing well following bilateral hip replacements

It was great to see Gus back in the clinical last week for his x-rays 6 weeks after the second of his two hip replacements This gentle giant of a cat suffered bilateral femoral capital physeal fractures.  This is likely to be as a result of weakened femoral capital physeal growth plates. At the time…

Eastcott Invests £1.4m in Hi-Tech MRI Scanner

We have added to our advanced, state-of-the art facilities by investing £1.4m in a new MRI scanner. Back in December we installed a MR5300 1.5T MRI Scanner from Philips in a purpose-built relocatable unit, with an additional anaesthesia pod. This addition to our diagnostic services will benefit pet owners and referring vets across central and…
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Welcome to “Eddie” Our New Surgery Intern

We’d like to welcome Odyssefs ‘Eddie’ Patouchas, who has just joined us at Eastcott having completing a rotating internship at our sister hospital North Downs Specialist Referrals (NDSR) in Bletchingley, Surrey.    Eddie said he learned a huge amount while advancing his skills at NDSR and is already enjoying life at Eastcott, as he continues to…
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Team Raise Money In Memory Of Former Colleague

Shown in the picture from left to right are Sarah McCombie, Assistant Nursing Manager and Educational lead; Niki Burton, Hospital Director; Dan Lane, Student Veterinary Nurse; Clare Sparling, Head of Nursing, Primary Care; Vicki Day, Operations Manager, plus corgis Gary and Wendy. The recent tragic loss of a much-loved colleague has inspired team members to…
New cutting edge equipment treating eye defects at Swindon animal hospital

New cutting-edge equipment to treat eye defects

We have recently invested in a new state-of-the-art piece of equipment to treat pets with eye problems while they are awake, avoiding the need for anaesthesia. Our new corneal cross-linking machine has already been used to successfully treat a Boxer and a French Bulldog. As well as not requiring anaesthesia, the other major benefit of…

Husky eyes a bright future after blinding cataracts removed

The grateful owner of a diabetic Husky who had gone almost totally blind has hailed their treatment as “remarkable” after we were able to restore her pet’s sight. Eight-year-old Tinx’s eyesight problems started when she developed diabetes mellitus, causing diabetic cataract formation. She started tripping and bumping into objects when she was walking as her…