Vacancy – Experienced Equine Nurse

Chine House are recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced equine nurse for a full time position in our well-equipped Equine Hospital in Leicestershire.

This exciting role will suit someone who has excellent nursing skills and who wishes to utilise their practical skills on a daily basis. The successful applicant will have an active involvement in providing a high level of nursing care, to both medical and surgical patients. 
Regular OOH, shared equally between a team of friendly nurses and our house vet. CPD is encouraged and supported.
Please apply with CV and covering letter to Kirsty Hobbins Head Nurse by 9am 25th February 2019.

Equine Flu Outbreak

As you are probably aware there have been multiple flu outbreaks around the country. The current advice is to make sure that your horse has been vaccinated within the last 6 months to reduce the symptoms and spread of the disease. If your horse is unvaccinated the advice is to start a vaccination course. We will keep you updated of the current advice from the Animal Health Trust as and when we receive it.

There has been an outbreak of equine influenza in Leicestershire. Horses affected by equine influenza, especially unvaccinated horses, can show significant signs of illness including a fever, cough, nasal discharge and reduced appetite. Please check your horse’s passport and make sure vaccinations are up to date. To book a vaccination please contact the practice on 01509 812445. If you need to re-start a vaccination course we will provide one free vaccine as part of your horse’s primary vaccination course. Get in touch to find out more and book your appointment.

Equine Internship 2019

Commencing July 2019

This is a 12-month position ideally suited to a veterinary graduate with at least 6 months prior experience, although confident new graduates will be considered. The internship is primarily hospital based but there may be a small amount of ambulatory work. At the end of this position we would anticipate that the intern will develop a wide range of competencies including lameness investigation, anaesthesia, reproductive work, diagnostic imaging and management of colic cases.  Following this internship, the applicant will be well grounded to go into private practice or apply for residency positions.

The intern will be responsible for in-patient care, client communication and will assist with out-patient appointments, emergency admissions and surgery.   Prior experience of equine anaesthesia is an advantage.  The intern is encouraged to complete a case report/series with the final aim of publication in a peer reviewed journal and relevant support will be given for this.

Chine House Veterinary Hospital is a fully equipped and RCVS accredited equine hospital with facilities for stabling 20 in-patients.   The case-load is very mixed providing a broad base of experience.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to spend at least one day seeing practice at the hospital prior to the selection process.

Applicants must:

  • Show initiative, be willing to learn, and be committed to providing the best possible service to our patients and clients
  • Hold a veterinary degree
  • Be members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Be fluent in English

Accommodation will be provided on site and the out of hours rota is 1:2. Including phone duties.

Salary is fixed at £17,500 and there is a contributory pension scheme available.

For more information, please contact: Tom Leaman or Jonathan Garratt at 01509 812445 or email

Applicants must send a completed application form and C.V by Friday 15th February 2019. Applications via post, or email to Practice Manager, Chine House Veterinary Hospital, Sileby Hall, Sileby Loughborough, Leics, LE12 7RS, or

Application form

Vacancy – Diploma holding Equine Surgeon

Experienced Diploma holding Equine Surgeon required to join our friendly equine hospital in the East Midlands. Leadership qualities essential, with enthusiasm and drive to help develop  our hospital services. Package commensurate with experience and long term prospects for the right candidate. Please send your C.V. to the practice manager, or telephone Tom Leaman 07976 703754 or Simon Turner 07976703207 for further information.

Important Announcement Regarding Our Farm Animal Business

For the past 6 months we have been trying to recruit a farm vet to replace one of the vets that left the Practice last year, however despite all our efforts we have not been able to do so.  We are now losing two more key members of our farm animal team and therefore we feel that we will no longer be able to offer the full farm animal service that our clients deserve.  It is with a heavy heart that, as from 1st May 2018 and after 66 years, the Chine House Partners have had to make the agonising decision to no longer offer a farm animal service.

 We want to make sure that our farm clients continue to receive the best service and good value for money, so we have taken time to consider alternatives. After discussions with The Park Veterinary Group (Leicester), we believe that they will be able to offer a prompt, friendly and expert service. They have a team of 6 dedicated farm animal vets. They are based in Leicester but already cover most of the same geographical area as ourselves, we are recommending Peter Orpin, Tracy Bainbridge and the rest of the Park Vets based on the level of experience, expertise and service we expect that they can offer.

 Our Equine and Small Animal business is by no way affected by these changes and we continue to provide our usual service for these animals.

Please note we will not be able to provide an ongoing service for camelids and we are recommending Scarsdale Veterinary Group

 If you require any further information or advice please contact us on: 01509 812445 and we will be happy to help.

 Finally, at what is a very sad time for us, The Partners at Chine House would like to thank all of our farm clients for their custom over the years and wish them all the very best for the future.

Vet visit to Quorn Grange Day Nursery

NickyOne of our vets, Nicky, recently visited Quorn Grange Day Nursery to talk about being a vet and looking after animals. These are a couple of the patients that the children helped to make better.

New Practice Management System

Well it seems that technology is trying to get the better of us this week. We are still experiencing a couple of teething problems with our new practice management system, we are working as hard as we can to get these fixed so please bear with us, especially our team of fabulous Receptionists.

Rest assured these computer issues do not in any way affect the treatment and care of all the animals at Chine House who remain our priority.
Thank you for your understanding

Vacancy – Equine Vet

This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward thinking clinician to join our busy, very friendly practice.

Excellent facilities and support from an experienced team of clinicians, central location in the picturesque County of Leicestershire.  Shared on call rota.  The package will be commensurate with experience.

Please send your CV to: or if you would like more information about the role please contact Tom Leaman on 07976 703754.

Closing date Friday 9th March 2018

Small Animal/Exotics Nurse Required

Due to continued expansion, we are looking for an experienced RVN to join our ever-growing small animal and exotic team. You  must be enthusiastic and show initiative within the role. An interest in exotics is essential, but experience is not necessary as full training will be provided. We provide our own OOH service, with night and weekend shifts shared between the team of 17 nurses. This position will be busy but fulfilling, with the opportunity to develop your nursing skills. CPD encouraged with a yearly allowance. Competitive salary depending on experience.

To apply, please complete an application form and return it to the Practice Manager at Chine House or send by email to

Application form


Chine House is in need of a Locum RVN until 22 April for our small animal department. For more information contact: