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Luis Garcia Roldan

Life as an Intern: Luis Garcia Roldán

Luis Garcia Roldán is a Spanish rotating intern based at here at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals in Swindon. He joined us in July 2021 and is aiming to become a specialist in internal medicine. “Day to day, I assist clinicians with duties of care including physical examinations, taking clinical histories of our patients and liaising with…
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Gemma’s toy donation drive brightens up Christmas for local children’s hospital

Here at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals, we always like to do our bit to help the community. This Christmas, our wards technician Gemma Brown has engaged with us on a brilliant initiative to donate presents to the children’s ward at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. Gemma has been donating gifts to the children at this…

“MRI-ah Carey” welcomed to Eastcott

As Mariah Carey makes her annual Christmas climb up the charts, our neurology and imaging teams have paid tribute to the legendary singer by naming our MRI scanner ‘MRI-ah Carey’ in her honour. Inspired by a social media campaign to christen the equipment, the name was picked as the favourite from a long list of…
christmas open times at eastcott referrals in swindon

Clinical Team available throughout Christmas

Please find below details of our opening times and contact details for the Christmas period.  Friday 24th Dec  7am – 6pm  Saturday 25th Dec  Emergency and urgent referrals only.  Please call 01793 528341   Sunday 26th Dec  Emergency and urgent referrals only.  Please call 01793 528341   Monday 27th Dec  8:30am – 8pm Tuesday 28th Dec  8:30am – 8pm Wednesday 29th Dec  7am – 8pm  Thursday 30th Dec  7am – 8pm …

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. We have put in place a few additional steps to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Wearing, where possible, a Type 2 R mask. These masks are available from Reception. If this is…
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Help us to keep antibiotics working

What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develops mechanisms to reduce the effects of the antibiotic. These mechanisms evolve through mutation and adaptation. Mutations can be good or bad for bacteria. In some cases, the mutation kills the bacteria and it may provide the bacteria with a survival advantage. The survival advantage may…

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…
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Notification of price changes

We’ve recently carried out a review of our prices.  Any changes will be implemented from 28th November 2021 but all existing quotes will be honoured for 4 weeks from this date.  If you have any questions, please speak to a member of our team 

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…