Client update February 2018
We thought it would be appropriate to introduce the new vets starting with us, all bringing a variety of expertise to the practice, to join the familiar faces of Wendy Adams, Magda Jarek-Ksiaczcyk and Paula Martin.
We are delighted that Jeremy Bodian has recently returned to Eastfield as the Surgical Director. He is currently the only surgical Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in the area. He has a special interest in orthopaedics and this has driven him to undertake further formal training, in advanced veterinary orthopaedics under the supervision of Rutland House Referrals. Jeremy is passionate about providing the best possible surgical care in house. Jeremy is keen to keep in touch with his clients and will be offering routine consulting sessions on Tuesday and Thursday alongside a second opinion service.
Jeremy says: “2018 will be an exciting time for me personally as I will be heading up our minimally invasive surgical facility. Keyhole surgery will include abdominal, thoracic and joint surgery that will allow both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures previously not available in the area, whilst providing better post-operative recovery for patients. I am also extremely excited about training to a level where I can provide joint replacements and spinal surgery. I have been so encouraged by the huge support VetPartners have provide towards practice development.
“I am very excited about working with a team of new permanent vets that all complement each other and show real passion for their areas of interest. Watch this space!”
Paulo Pereira, who brings a wealth of management experience from the other practices he has worked at, has also joined us and has become our new Clinical Director.
Claire Applewhite, who has a special interest in feline medicine, has also joined the team, working towards making the practice a ‘Cat Friendly’ clinic.
Jeremy, Paulo and Claire
We also welcomed Dr Tony Syrris to the team in December. Tony is joining us from Anderson Abercrombie Referrals in Sussex. He has considerable experience in orthopaedic and general surgery and is currently working towards a postgraduate certificate in surgery.
Senior Vet, Wendy Adams, says: “I cannot begin to express how excited I am about our developments for 2018 at Eastfield Veterinary Hospital. We have a great new team on board as well as the very familiar faces of Magda Jarek-Ksiaczcyk and Paula Martin.”
The Support Teams
Of course our vets can’t work without a dedicated nursing and reception team. We have highly experienced nurses continuing to support the vets and provide nurse clinics for our patients, as well as supporting and developing our trainee nurses. A qualified nurse is on site at North Thoresby 24 hours a day to care for our inpatients.
Debbie Holden, a familiar face to many, leads the reception team so that the first and final port of call with the practice will be friendly and professional.
New Services for 2018
In addition to the enhanced surgical expertise and facilities that we will be offering, we are looking forward to providing a dedicated specialised pain management clinic, which will include conventional individually tailored treatment plans in conjunction with complementary therapies including low level laser, physiotherapy and acupuncture. As well as supporting Jeremy’s surgical service, the pain clinic will provide a comprehensive range of treatments for our patients with chronic conditions like arthritis and back pain.
Other exciting developments include a cat-only clinic for our more anxious feline friends, which will be managed by Claire Applewhite. To say that some cats find a trip to the vet a bit stressful is a massive understatement. To alleviate some of this we will have some clinic times set aside exclusively for cats. We also provide raised areas for you to put their carriers and a plentiful supply of covers to put over their baskets to make them feel a little more secure.
Out of Hours Service
Currently our Out of Hours service is performed by Rase Vets’ Emergency Service. They have a dedicated team of vets and nurses who are on duty all night and are available to deal with any emergencies not seen during our opening hours. Please telephone our usual numbers to contact them in an emergency out of hours. However, we continue to have 24 hour inpatient care with a dedicated member of the team present at all times for any patient within the hospital.
The team at Hardy’s Road are busy continuing to provide dedicated care for your pets. All of the new services mentioned above will, although based at the North Thoresby site, of course also be available to our Cleethorpes clients, as everyone is welcome at both surgeries. The Cleethorpes practice has recently undergone renovation work in order to provide a fresh environment for clients and staff alike.
We acknowledge and appreciate our clients during the recent changes and promise to provide a service that deserves your loyalty.