Archive for November 2015

Jamie Prutton nominated for the Petplan Vet of the Year 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Jamie Prutton has been nominated for the Petplan Vet of the Year 2016. The Liphook Equine Hospital has also been nominated for Practice of the Year.

Known as the ‘Oscars of the Veterinary World’, these celebrated awards are highly regarded and to be nominated is a great achievement.

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Microbiologist/Laboratory Technician Vacancy

The Liphook Equine Hospital is a world-renowned, fully equipped, state-of-the-art equine referral veterinary hospital providing 24 hour specialist clinical care to horses, ponies and donkeys referred from our own practice and from veterinary practices across the UK. Samples are submitted to our laboratory on a daily basis from within the UK, continental Europe and further afield. The reputation of the hospital requires that a very high standard of service is provided and that previous experience in clinical diagnostic microbiology is ideal. Although team-work is an important facet of the role, there will also be a requirement to perform advanced microbiologic techniques competently without supervision.

We are seeking an additional laboratory technician who will assist in various laboratory roles including microbiology. Knowledge of polymerase chain reaction methods (conventional and real-time) along with automated microbial identification systems would be helpful. We perform daily testing Monday-Saturday in haematology, biochemistry, microbiology, parasitology and serology. The successful candidate will also be required to support the rest of the team in general sample handling, administration and analysis.

This position is offered on a full time permanent contract (Monday-Friday) and includes working Saturdays on a rota basis for which time off in lieu is provided.

As you will be based in a rural location at the Liphook Equine Hospital, a current driving license is ideal and access to a vehicle is necessary.

A salary package commensurate with experience and qualification is offered.

Please apply to the Practice Manager enclosing your CV and the names of at least two referees. Please include details of your notice period and current salary package.

Applications should be sent either by mail to Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, GU30 7JG or by email to

Vet CPD evening – useful downloads

Thank you to those who attended our Vet CPD evening on Tuesday 10th November.  It was lovely to gather together over a glass of wine on such a cold, dark November evening to discuss investigating Strangles, reproductive (rig/GCT/pregnancy) testing and also some new thoughts on EMS testing.

Please see our Guide to Strangles Diagnosis which summarises Prof Andy Durham’s lecture.

Please see our Guide to Guttural Pouch Lavage for handy tips for successful entry into the guttural pouch.

We welcome feedback from vets about our CPD evenings, so if you have any thoughts or suggestions for topics you would like us to discuss, please feel free to contact us.


We would like to welcome and introduce to you our new Yard Manager, Julian Clarke.

Some of you may recognise Julian as he worked at Liphook Equine Hospital around 8 years ago.

In his spare time Julian enjoys spending time with his 4 horses and seeing his 3 grandsons.

His best hi-light was being a member of the stable management team at Greenwich Park for the 2012 Olympics.

Previous Yard Manager, Nicole Mackaskill is moving on within the Practice meaning that we retain her exceptional expertise and will now focus on clinic nursing and diagnostics.