Christmas Opening Times

Please note our opening times for Christmas and New Year 2018/19

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – open 8:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – CLOSED

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – CLOSED

Thursday 27th December – open 8:00am to 7:30pm

Friday 28th December open – 8:00am to 7:30pm

Monday 31st December (New Years Eve) – open 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Tuesday 1st January (New Years Day) – CLOSED






As from Monday 22 October we are now accepting new clients for our Small Animal and Exotics Departments.  If you wish to register as a new client please call 01509 812446 to make an appointment.  Thank you


Our team at Chine House are continually working hard to deliver a first class service to our clients and their animals. We are currently working to our maximum capacity and  therefore, in the short term we will not be accepting any new clients for our Small Animal and Exotics Departments.

All clients currently registered with us can of course bring any new animals to us.

Emergencies and out of hours consults are available to existing clients and registered animals only.

We are continually assessing our situation and will keep you updated

Vacancy – Part Time Receptionist (to cover maternity leave)

Chine House is looking to recruit a part-time receptionist to join our busy Equine and Small Animal teams to cover maternity leave.

Reception hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 7.30pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 12.30pm.

The shifts are 8am to 12 noon, 11.30am to 3.30pm and 3.30 to 7.30pm.  Applicants must be able to work all shifts. The post will have five regular shifts per week, Monday to Friday.  There is a shared rota for Saturday mornings.

There will be additional shifts on an ad hoc basis to cover leave/absence.  Shifts are allocated to staff in advance to ensure we have full cover on both reception desks.

Our reception is very busy and the work is interesting, rewarding and fast paced. Applicants must have had previous experience working in a customer services/reception role. Good computer and communication skills are essential.

To apply, please complete an application form and return to Michaela Simmonds, Practice Manager (  Closing date is Friday 21st September 2018.



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: