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