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.

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

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.

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

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

New Equine Vet Joins Team

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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.