Meet our Specialists
A vet cannot call themselves a Specialist unless they are awarded the title. Specialists must:
- Hold a high level qualification, such as the RCVS Diploma, or other high level postgraduate qualification
- Keep up to date and contribute to the advancement of their specialism
- Be available for referrals from other veterinary surgeons
Vets with this Specialist status are uncommon which is why it’s a rare luxury for us to have 3 under one roof. They Between them they have quite a few letters after their names!
Peter Southerden BVSc MBA DipEVDC MRCVS RCVS Recognised and European Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry (Director)
Peter is one of a very small number of veterinary dental specialists. He regularly sees a range of often very complicated dental
and oral surgery cases. Examples are crowns, root canal fillings, broken teeth, jaw fractures, cleft palate surgery and oral tumour surgery. Peter was even called upon to do a root canal filling on a lion. The photograph shows a crown that Peter fitted on a dog's tooth.
Tim Charlesworth MA VetMB DSAS(ST) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue)
Tim sees a wide range of different cases including skin grafting, lung lobe resection, tracheal stenting which is a procedure for dogs collapsed tracheas (Tracheal collapse often affects toy and small-breed dogs especially Yorkshire Terriers, Miniature Poodles, Pomeranians, Chihuahuas and Pugs.), urogenital surgery, keyhole surgery, emergency abdominal surgery and most surgeries that do not involve bone or teeth! The photo is of Teacup one of Tim's patients who underwent major surgery for a chest deformity. You can read Teacup's story by clicking on the photo.
Paul Higgs MA VetMB CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS, European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Paul sees cases including acute or chronic gastrointestinal diseases, respiratory diseases, excessive drinking, lethargy, weight loss or gain, fever, bleeding problems, complex endocrine diseases and acute or chronic kidney problems. Paul will also see cancer patients.
Our specialists often join together to give a multi discipline approach to patient care. They also see cases referred to them by other vets and frequently offer training courses and lecture vets from all over the world.
So, Eastcott patients are spoiled by having 3 specialists, a team of Certificate holders (experienced vets in their field with additional qualifications), vets receiving regular training from these specialists and excellent facilities and equipment including a
CT scanner. If your pet has a condition that requires specialist attention we can simply refer you straight to them with no delay or travelling.
If you would like to read more about our Specialist vets and their team, visit our sister site:
Eastcott Referrals (there are some graphic images in the case blogs)