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Housevet (Intern) Vacancies

Liphook Equine Hospital offers 18 month positions for recently qualified veterinary graduates that we call ‘housevets’. The housevet programme stands out as an exceptional experience compared with many internship programmes:

  • A clearly defined role within an approachable team of experienced equine clinicians
  • An opportunity to work with the largest team of RCVS/European equine medicine and surgery specialists in the UK
  • An opportunity to work with alargeteam of skilled nurses
  • An opportunity to develop and expand the skills learned in your first year(s) in practice in a supportive hospital setting
  • Hands-on involvement in a wide range of medical and surgical procedures
  • Responsibility for client contact and liaison from admission to discharge
  • Active participation in lameness investigations – it is part of the housevet’s job to perform nerve blocks and joint blocks not watch someone else doing it!
  • Responsibility for general anaesthesia of our wide-ranging surgical caseload with support from ECVAA specialists.
  • On site accommodation in a well-equipped flat whilst on call and local village accommodation provided for housevets when not on call.

The comprehensive and practical experience obtained during the housevet programme prepares young vets for a future career in any field of equine veterinary work.

An application form, including a CV and letter of intent, for housevet positions starting in Spring and Summer 2017 should be sent to Barbara Thornley at Closing date for applications 9th December 2016 and short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in early January.

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Enthusiastic, equine veterinary nurse required to join our clinic nursing team. We are seeking a motivated, hardworking team player to be part of our busy referral hospital. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in diagnostic imaging and theatre nursing. There is a 1:6 out-of-hours on call commitment and the salary is commensurate with experience.   We are interested to hear from individuals who have an excellent track record in horse care and horse handling with some experience of veterinary procedures and practice.  EVN or RVN qualifications are of interest but not essential.

The position is based in our state-of-the-art equine hospital in Liphook Hampshire.  Due to our rural location own transport is essential.  Informal enquires can be made to Katherine King, Head Clinic Nurse on 01428 723594 or

Applications, accompanied by a covering letter and CV, should be sent to Carrie Goodbourn, Business Director, Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7JG or by email to

Closing date Tuesday 8th November 2016

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Liphook Equine Hospital warmly invite you to: MY HORSE; THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS


Reception/Administrator Maternity Cover – Part Time Contract

The Liphook Equine Hospital is a specialist equine veterinary practice providing expert care for horses, ponies and donkeys. We are seeking to recruit a first class receptionist/administrator ideally with equine knowledge to join the Practice as part of the on the road reception team on a contract basis to cover maternity leave,  commencing later in the year.


The team are responsible for providing a friendly, efficient and caring service and are the first point of contact for incoming enquiries from both clients and veterinary surgeons. The role will involve a great deal of time on the telephone and candidates must have an excellent telephone manner and an exemplary attitude to customer service combined with the ability to stay calm under pressure. The successful candidate will be computer literate, very well organised and comfortable working in a busy office environment and as part of a small team. Knowledge of horses will be a definite advantage but experience within a veterinary practice is not essential.


The role is based in our state of the art equine hospital in Liphook, Hampshire. Due to the rural location own transport is essential. We are looking for a candidate who is able to work three full days per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The ability to work additional days as required to cover sickness and holiday would be very helpful. You will be required to work Saturday mornings on a rotas basis. A competitive salary will be offered commensurate with experience.


If you wish to apply please send a current cv with covering letter including details of your existing salary package and the names and addresses of two business referees to Barbara Thornley at The Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7JG or by email to by Monday 26th September 2016


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VOTE FOR TIM ADAMS – Horse and Hound Topspec Vet of the Year Award!

Tim Adams has made it to the final 5 of the Horse and Hound Topspec Vet of the Year Award.

“Appreciating the singular difference this skilled professional has made to a horse or horses’ lives — in sport and/or leisure”.


(You may submit one (1) vote per week on the Website. In the event that you submit more than one vote per week on the Website, all votes submitted by you will be declared void)



Due to popular demand we are holding another ‘Golden Oldies’ Talk:

We would  like to invite you to an evening on ‘Care of the older horse’. The evening is on Wednesday 21st September at 7pm.

If you would like to book a free place call us on 01428 723594, or email Oldie Client Evening

‘Care of the older horse’ – FULLY BOOKED

If you would like to be added to the reserve list please call us on 01428 723594, or by email
If we have enough people on the reserve list we will be able to hold a second date.

Liphook Equine Hospital would like to invite you to an evening on ‘Golden Oldies’ – Care of the older horse:

Golden Oldie Client Evening