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Eastcott Appointment Shows Clear Vision On Eye Clinic

6 months ago

11th November, 2020 16h40

Linnaeus Group

State-of-the-art animal hospital Eastcott Veterinary Referrals in Wiltshire has boosted its ophthalmology service to cope with growing demand.

The Linnaeus-owned multidisciplinary practice, which has just undergone a comprehensive £3m extension and expansion, has recruited veterinary ophthalmologist Katherine Manchip BSc (Hons) BVSc PGDipVCP MRCVS to its talented team.

Eastcott’s clinical director Duncan Barnes welcomed the appointment, saying: “We have seen a strong increase in demand for our ophthalmology services and Katherine’s arrival will help us to deliver expert care to even more pets.

“The timing is perfect. With a dedicated ophthalmology operating theatre, equipped with the very latest operating microscopy for advanced ophthalmic procedures such as cataract removal, it’s a great time to expand our talented team of ophthalmologists.

“Kat is a fantastic clinician and will provide a fantastic service to our clients and referring vets.”

Katherine, who graduated from the University of Bristol in 2012, also has a degree in veterinary conservation medicine from the University of Liverpool.

She said: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Eastcott, especially at such an exciting time when they have just launched their state-of-the-art extension.

“I’m looking forward to making a real contribution to the exceptionally high levels of clinical and surgical care that Eastcott always strives to deliver.

“I love all aspects of ophthalmology; it is such a fascinating discipline and I have a particular interest in eyelid reconstructive surgery and corneal disease.”

Katherine’s career began at a small animal practice in London where she worked for four years before moving on to complete a rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College.

She’s just completed an ophthalmology residency at South Devon Referrals in Newton Abbott, which she joined in 2017.

Away from work, Katherine loves to travel and spend time with friends and family. She enjoys being outdoors, running, horse riding and going for long walks.

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 Care Centre.

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