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Four new appointments at Eastcott

We have recently expanded our expert team with the appointment of four new team members as we continue to grow. After a period of exceptional growth at the practice we would like to welcome Tiago Henriques, Gerard Olivares, Justin Grace, and Ben Fayers, to the team. The new recruits come from a range of backgrounds…

Soft tissue specialist recognised with RCVS fellowship

Head of Surgery Tim Charlesworth has been admitted to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Fellowship for 2021.  The Fellowship aims to advance veterinary standards by providing a resource of independent knowledge to the profession.  Tim was admitted for their meritorious contributions to clinical practice. Professor Séverine Tasker, Chief Medical Officer at Linnaeus, congratulated…

At Eastcott Veterinary Referrals, the health, safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and patients is our number one priority.

Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to deliver exceptional care to patients whilst doing our part to reduce the spread of Covid. In light of the gradual easing of restrictions we’re delighted to welcome visitors back into our waiting areas and consultation rooms, but have put in place a few additional steps to ensure a…

Student vet nurse helps kick start environmentally friendly initiative

Student veterinary nurse Anne Berndt, who is known by her colleagues to be a keen seamstress, recently sewed 30 branded, reusable surgical hats, when colleague Lucia Oliveira approached her with the idea.  Anne’s sewing passion sparked an environmentally friendly initiative that is set to reduce the use of disposable scrub hats at the practice.  Anne…

Handy tips on running with your dog

Making a running partner out of four-legged friends is a great way to get both pets and owners in shape and improve health, happiness and that special bond! Tim Charlesworth, head of surgery at Eastcott, is an avid sports enthusiast and runner, and says that exercising with dogs can bring enormous physical and mental benefits…

Teamwork saves cat with cancer from losing an eye

The combined efforts of our soft tissue and ophthalmology teams has succeeded in saving a cat with a progressive sarcoma from losing an eye. Thirteen-year-old Fleur was referred to us when owners Richard and Jackie Edwards spotted a lump above her nose and between her eyes, and discovered it was cancerous following a small operation…
Repurposing safety screens

Innovative new imaging technique with repurposed covid-19 kit

Our Diagnostic Imaging team has re-imagined patient restraint during examinations by repurposing safety screens, brought in at the onset of the pandemic to help curb the spread of Covid-19. We’ve taken the initiative to start using a Perspex desk barrier initially purchased to help social distancing measures, as part of fluoroscopic examinations of patients at…

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…