An 18-month, £3 million extension and refurbishment programme at our pioneering Eastcott Veterinary Referrals small animal hospital will deliver healthcare and facilities to rival those enjoyed by humans, according to its team of clinicians.

The new facilities in Swindon, Wiltshire include an Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) unit; a class-leading dental suite; seven operating theatres; a state-of-the-art medicine investigation room and new fluoroscopy equipment, plus additional imaging facilities, including a 1.5T high-field MRI scanner.

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals clinical director Duncan Barnes said the hard work of the Eastcott team was central to the success of the expansion.

He said: “Our amazing team of clinicians, nurses, physiotherapists and administrative staff have worked hard to maintain an excellent standard of service throughout this period of development.

“We have also been fortunate to recruit wonderful new team members to be able to provide a comprehensive service with real strength in depth.”

Eastcott managing director Peter Southerden added: “We have invested a lot of time, money and energy into ensuring we can deliver the highest quality of care to our patients and we’re very proud of the results.

“We are also very grateful to our amazing teams who have continued to work at such a high level throughout the project.

“It’s no exaggeration to say our wide range of medical facilities can now be regarded as human-standard - that’s how determined we are to provide the best treatment by utilising the latest technology and equipment.”

Peter said all areas of the site have been considered as part of the work, including its industry-leading dental facilities.

He said: “We have a purpose-built ECC unit with all the latest intensive care equipment, including its own laboratory, critical care cribs, temperature, intensive care kennels, ventilator and defibrillator.

“We have also created what we believe is one of the best dentistry suites in the world, befitting our world-class dental specialists.

“There are seven operating theatres, which include a dedicated ophthalmology and interventional radiography theatres.

“We also provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to cancer care, with a dedicated chemotherapy room where our specialist-led, internal medicine team is able to appropriately select and administer the full range of treatments.

“We have 10 consultation rooms and have doubled the number of kennels to almost 100 so we have upgraded, extended and expanded on virtually every front.”

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