Housevet Vacancies for Spring 2019 and late Summer 2019

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 as it offers:

  • 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 a large team 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 diverse 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 the Spring and late Summer 2019 should be sent to Barbara Thornley at  Closing date for applications 14th March 2019.

We are recruiting for a Night Nurse!

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our night nursing team based at our state- of-the-art specialist equine hospital in Liphook.

We are seeking a candidate with a proven record of excellent horse care and stable management, in a professional yard. We require a reliable, conscientious, self-motivated applicant. Nursing experience is desirable, although not essential, as full training will be provided. The position is full-time, working nights on a 4 on 4 off basis. Training will take place over several months on the day shift and you must therefore be available to work days for the initial part of your contract moving onto nights only when training is complete and you have demonstrated the required skills for night working. You will also periodically be required to do a minimum of one month on the day shift to provide respite from night working and so that training can be refreshed. The night shift will include weekends and bank holidays as required.

The role is based at the hospital in Liphook and due to the rural location access to your own transport is essential.

Please apply in writing to Amy Britcher – Yard Manager enclosing your CV and the names of at least two referees by post to Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, GU30 7JG or by email to, by 15th February 2019.












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