A leading Wiltshire animal hospital has further strengthened its neurology team with the appointment of a renowned specialist to head its service.


Linnaeus-owned Eastcott Veterinary Referrals in Swindon has welcomed European and RCVS specialist Tom Shaw as its new head of neurology. 

Tom joins Eastcott from fellow Linnaeus-owned hospital Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull. 

Tom, whose main area of interest is the application of 3D printing technology to solve difficult problems in spinal surgery, said: “I’m delighted to have joined such a highly regarded and experienced team at Eastcott, and to have the opportunity to provide patients with a high level of care. 

“Eastcott houses state-of-the-art facilities which ensure we can provide precise diagnosis for neurological treatments and procedures.” 

Tom’s veterinary career started in 2011 when he graduated from the Royal Veterinary College. 

Professional highlights include completing a rotating internship in the USA, taking a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at Bristol University, being awarded the European Diploma in Veterinary Neurology and becoming an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology. 

Tom has also developed titanium-printed systems for kyphotic spinal malformations, laminoplasty procedures and atlantoaxial instability. 

He also has an interest in neuro-oncology, Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia and surgical procedures of the caudal fossa and fourth ventricle. He has published and presented at international conferences in these areas. 

Kieran Borgeat, clinical director at Eastcott, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tom to lead our neurology team. 

“Tom’s appointment supports the demand we’ve seen for the treatment of patients with neurological disorders, many of whom benefit from Eastcott’s advanced diagnostic procedures and facilities including MRI and CT imaging.” 

Outside of work, Tom enjoys cycling and running.

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals provides the highest standards of specialist-led care at its state-of-the-art hospital, which offers some of the most advanced facilities in the UK. For more information, visit: https://www.eastcottreferrals.co.uk/

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