Vacancy- Chine House Equine Internship

Commencing July 2018

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 have developed 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 work directly under the supervision of the equine surgeon at the hospital who is an ECVS and RCVS diplomat and RCVS registered specialist.  There will also be an opportunity to gain experience with medicine cases alongside our part-time medicine diplomat.

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 and a growing referral case-load.   The case-load is very mixed and we currently perform approximately 200 surgeries per year.

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 and ideally have at least 6 months’ post-qualification experience in equine or mixed practice
  • 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. The intern will be expected to answer the emergency phones when on duty at night.

The salary is fixed at £17,000 per annum and there is a contributory pension scheme available.

For more information, please contact Judith Findley or Tom Leaman on 01509 812445 or

Applicants must send a completed application form (below) and CV by January 31st 2018. Applications via post, or email to Practice Manager, Chine House Veterinary Hospital, Sileby Hall, Sileby Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 7RS, or

Application form


Equinosis- Introducing our latest diagnostic tool for equine lameness

Chine House Veterinary Hospital is excited to introduce our latest tool for lameness investigation at the clinic, the Equinosis Q inertial sensor lameness system (lameness locator).

The Equinosis Q system offers precise and objective identification of gait asymmetry using microelectric sensors positioned on the poll, pelvis and pastern of the horse. The system is particularly useful in the investigation of subtle or multi-limb lameness as well as to gauge the effectiveness oftreatment. It is also helpful when monitoring rehabilitation programmes.

The system is used in combination with standard lameness investigation techniques and can be used on all surfaces.

If you are interested in using the Equinosis Q as part of a lameness investigation on your horse, please do not hesitate to contact the Equine Department on 01509812445.

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Chine House Equine Vet gives talk to GCSE students

Recently Chloe, one of our equine vets, presented to 150 female GCSE students as part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) event. The event was designed to encourage young women to continue education in the sciences. Chloe discussed the pathway to studying veterinary medicine at university as well as the wide variety of jobs available to someone with a veterinary degree. We hope she has inspired a few more young women into the profession. image1 image2

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 sent by email to

Application form

Vacancy- Practice Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Practice Manager in our newly expanded small animal and equine hospital in Sileby, Loughborough. We provide veterinary care for all animals from horses to lizards and dogs to cows. Our ambulatory equine and farm vets cover a large part of Leicestershire and beyond. We take pride in providing our own out of hours emergency service staffed by our own vets and nurses. We have grown considerably and now have 23 vets, 24 nurses and our own dedicated reception, accounts and dispensing staff.

The role of the Practice Manager is pivotal in the smooth running of the hospital. The Partners are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced manager with excellent people management, communication and organisational skills and a strong customer focus. Candidates must have a proven track record in human resources, business management, marketing and health and safety. Veterinary experience would be beneficial but is not essential.

Salary commensurate with experience. This post is full time.

Please complete an application form and return by e-mail to or post to Cathy Winward at  Chine House Veterinary Hospital, Sileby Hall, Sileby, Loughborough LE12 7RS by 25th October 2017.

Application form


New Equine Vet Joins Team


We are happy to welcome Bradley Hill to our equine team.

Bradley graduated from the Royal Vet College in 2008. He began working in Equine Practice in Doncaster, followed by Solihull and finally Market Harborough. He has gained a wide range of experience and joined Chine House in July 2017, having been a student at the practice whilst at university. He has a keen interest in poor performance and stud work.
Outside of job his interest with horses continues; he has been involved with horses competing at the highest levels in both showjumping and eventing. In addition to this he enjoys squash, tennis and running.
Out and about his loyals dogs Stanley and Reginald accompany him on most visits.

Bradley replaces Olivia Brunt who has left to pursue exciting opportunities working in Australia. Olivia has been a fantastic member of the Chine House equine team and we wish her all the best for the future.

EquiPENS Headsaking Treatment

EquiPENS(TM) Neuromodulation for Trigeminal Mediated Headshaking

Chine House Veterinary Hospital is delighted to now offer EquiPENS (per-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) neuromodulation therapy for equine trigeminal mediated headshaking. Clinical trials undertaken by the University of Bristol has shown EquiPENS to be a safe, well tolerated, repeatable management option for trigeminal-mediated headshaking, with encouraging efficacy for improvement of clinical signs.

For further details, please call Dr Kirstie Pickles on 01509 812445

EquiPENS Neuromodulation for Trigeminal Mediated Headshaking



We are very excited to announce that the building of our new extension is due to be completed in May 2017. The extension will provide a new, larger main reception with species specific waiting areas (to make your pets visit is as pleasant and stress free as possible), 3 extra operating theatres, 6 new consulting rooms and a separate large animal and equine reception. We hope to keep the disruption to a minimum but please bear with us!


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Equine Specialist Surgeon

Congratulations to Judith Findley on becoming an RCVS recognised specialist in Equine Surgery. This is a fantastic achievement and the culmination of many years of hard work an exams.

Chine House are lucky to have RCVS specialists in both equine surgery and internal medicine (Dr Kirstie Pickles) to offer a complete service to our clients as well as referrals.