Chine House National 3 Peaks Challenge

In June this year a team of 26 from Chine House Veterinary Hospital will be taking part in the National 3 Peaks Challenge. We will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours to raise money for our chosen charities, The Matt Hampson Foundation and The Cinnamon Trust.  Please help us achieve our target by donating via the link at the bottom of the page.

The Matt Hampson Foundation’s aim is to provide advice, support, relief and/or treatment for anyone suffering serious injury or disability which has arisen from any cause, but in particular from participation in or training for any sport, sporting activity or other form of physical education or recreation. Matt Hampson suffered an accident in 2005 during an England Under 21 rugby training session, Matt has battled hard to live as normal a life as possible. Paralysed from the neck down and breathing via the aid of a ventilator. Today Matt as well as his Foundation duties which include, visiting, mentoring, providing advice and fundraising, Matt delivers inspirational talks to young people and businesses around the country. He is also a forwards coach at Oakham School and Oakham Rugby Club, an ambassador for both the RFU’s injured Players Fund and Restart (The Professional Rugby Association’s charity). Patron of Special Effect a charity set up to help disabled children communicate through technology. https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/

The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, thereby saving a great deal of human sadness and animal suffering. Their primary objective is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. To this end it works in partnership with owners to overcome any difficulties that might arise. A national network of over 15,000 community service volunteers has been established to provide practical help when any aspect of day to day care poses a problem – for example, walking the dog for a housebound owner.

A national fostering service is provided for pets whose owners face a spell in hospital – volunteers take pets into their own homes and supply love and care in abundance until owner and pet can be reunited.

The Cinnamon Trust also provides long term care for pets whose owners have died or moved to residential accommodation which will not accept pets. http://www.cinnamon.org.uk/

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chinehouseveterinaryhospital?utm_term=yByWzzema

No Deal Brexit

Are you travelling abroad with your pet?
If we end up with a ‘No Deal’ Brexit please note that a pet passport will not suffice for travel to the EU, you will also need a health certificate prior to travelling. Please contact us on 01509 812446 for further information.

Veterinary Groom & Nursing Assistant Required

We are looking for an enthusiastic groom and nursing Assistant for a full time position in our well-equipped Equine Hospital in Leicestershire.

Previous equine experience is essential. Candidates must be confident around an array of horses and competent in all aspects of equine husbandry. We are looking for someone who uses their own initiative can work on their own and in a team.

The candidate must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade A-C / 9-4 or equivalents to include Maths, English Lang and Science 3 GCSE’s.

Regular out of hours on a 1 in 6 rota will be required along side the head nurse including weekends.

Please complete an application form (http://www.chinehousevets.co.uk/application/) and return to khobbins@chinehousevets.co.uk by 9am 25th March 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.

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:  practicemanager@chinehousevets.co.uk 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 practicemanager@chinehousevets.co.uk.

Application form

VACANCY- Locum RVN

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