A leading animal hospital in Wiltshire has welcomed a new clinician to its team as it continues to grow on the back of a major redevelopment project.

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals, in Swindon, has appointed Carles Blasi Brugué, DVM, MRCVS to its internal medicine team, where he will be working alongside Eastcott’s head of internal medicine Matt Best.

Peter Southerden, managing director at Linnaeus-owned Eastcott, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Carles to our team to further extend the quality care and expertise we offer to our patients and clients.”

The much-travelled Carles, who has previously worked in Spain, India and China, said: “It’s a great thrill for me to be joining Eastcott and I’m very excited at the opportunity to work with such great professionals and such fabulous facilities.”

Carles, who graduated from the Authonomous University of Barcelona (AUB) in 2013, has a keen interest in haematology, transfusion medicine and coagulation disorders, areas in which he has carried out research and published studies in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.

He also has a special interest in endocrinology and immunology and has worked closely with the Animal Blood Bank organisation for the past seven years.

In Barcelona, he was able to combine two of his passions at the city’s University Veterinary Hospital, teaching as an associated professor in the department of Medicine and Animal Surgery, and working as a clinician treating sick and injured animals.

In October 2017, he continued his studies by joining the Internal Medicine Residency programme at the veterinary hospital of the AUB (ECVIM-CA) which he’s now completed. He’s currently writing his PhD thesis in Feline Transfusion Medicine.

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals clinical director Duncan Barnes said: “It’s great to have Carles on board, with all the expertise in internal medicine and transfusion medicine that he brings to our team.”

Eastcott offers expert care in cardiology, dentistry, internal medicine, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oncology, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, diagnostic imaging and CT, anaesthesia and analgesia and has its own emergency and critical care centre.

For more information about Eastcott Referrals visit www.eastcottreferrals.co.uk or search for Eastcott Veterinary Referrals on social media.

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