Darren Cowardine Highcroft Veterinary ReferralsDarren graduated with distinction from the University of Bristol in 2009. He worked in both large and small animal practice for three years before returning to the University of Bristol to undertake a rotating small animal internship.

Darren subsequently worked as a demonstrator in veterinary anatomy whilst completing a PhD in spinal cord injury and completed his ECVS residency in small animal surgery at the University of Bristol in July 2020 and joined the referral team at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals in August 2020. Darren became a European Specialist in 2021.

COVID-19 Update

Our practices are open and providing routine, urgent and emergency referral care for your patients. We continue to work safely with social distancing and a combination of telephone consultations and on-site examinations. GP vets should contact our referral centres directly for clinical advice on cases.