TWO new clinicians have joined the emergency and critical care team of a Swindon veterinary practice.

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals welcomed Emma Pudge and Tamsin Williams following some significant growth at the practice, which now offers out-of-hours services to a number of clinics across Wiltshire.

Emma brings a wealth of experience in what it's like to work in small animal practices to the team after starting out in Wales and moving to Australia to work in a large teaching hospital. She then returned to the UK to work in a busy smaller practice while studying emergency care.

She said: “I am very pleased to be joining Eastcott at such an exciting time and look forward to being a part of its continued growth.

“I have always been passionate about extending the right care and support that is needed during an emergency, be it neonatal, trauma or wound management and look forward to making my contribution to Eastcott Referrals.”

Tamsin brings with her more than a decade’s experience in emergency and critical care medicine.

Following graduation from Bristol University, Tamsin began her career in mixed practice before moving to companion animals, where she has worked in a small animal practice and set up and managed out-of-hours services.

She has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship and received a PhD from Cardiff University's School of Medicine, then returned to clinical practice working mainly in emergency and critical care.

Tamsin said: “I am excited to be a part of Eastcott and am really looking forward to working with the team in delivering first class veterinary care."

Clinical director Duncan Barnes said: “We pride ourselves on the ability to provide an exceptionally high level of veterinary care to our patients.

“We are not just equipped with state-of-the-art facilities but also a highly-skilled team that has driven remarkable growth over the years in all areas including emergency and critical care.

“Emma and Tamsin will be fantastic additions to the team and bolster our excellent ECC care and provision.”