Archive for May 2017

Yard Nurse Vacancy

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our yard 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 a variable shift pattern and the successful applicant will be required to work 1 in 3 weekends for which time off in lieu is afforded as well as covering night shifts.

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 amy.britcher@theleh.co.uk.

Grooms/Horse Handlers Required

We are currently looking to recruit experienced grooms/horse handlers to join our team on a short term basis.  We will consider applications from individuals looking for either full or part time positions.

You must have excellent yard and horse handling experience including handling youngstock/stallions/fit and strong horses.  You must be willing and able to handle horses in all situations plus also able to muck out and turn out to a very high standard.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and due to the rural location of the practice, you must have your own transport.

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 amy.britcher@theleh.co.uk.  If you are looking for part time work please state clearly on your application the days and times that you would be available to work.

Liphook Equine Hospital has some exciting news to announce!

VetPartners has become the first UK veterinary group to set up a school of equine nursing.
 
The nursing school will be based at Liphook Equine Hospital in Hampshire.
 
The course will be led by Liphook’s Head Clinic Nurse and Head of Centre Rosina Lillywhite.
Please click here for more information

Part Time Administrator/Typist

A vacancy has arisen for a typist/administrator to join the team on a part time basis providing secretarial, word processing and ideally audio typing services in order to assist with the production of reports, letters and other documents for the veterinary surgeons within the hospital. We are looking for someone to work a minimum of 2 hours per day Monday to Friday with some flexibility to work additional hours if required. Start and end time to be agreed.

Candidates must have excellent typing, including audio or the willingness to learn audio typing.  You must possess excellent word processing skills along with an eye for detail and excellent presentation. Candidates will need a good understanding of the English language and in particular spelling as you will be dealing with clinical subject matter. A knowledge of horses is a definite advantage and preference will be given to those with an interest in and knowledge of the subject matter. You must have a proven track record in the provision of secretarial and administrative services working in a modern office environment providing support up to senior management level. In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

The position is based in our state of the art equine hospital in Liphook and due to the rural location the ability to drive and possession of your own vehicle is essential.

Applications should be addressed to Barbara Thornley, Practice Administrator and sent by email to post@theleh.co.uk or by post to Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7JG enclosing a current CV, covering letter and details of your current salary.

BEVA Congress 2019

Looking forward to seeing many of you at BEVA Congress this week – please do pop along to our stand and say hello.

Julie Potier joins the hospital medicine team

Having worked for 3 years at Liphook initially as a hospital assistant, then as a housevet and lately on the first opinion road vet team, Julie has recently taken a new position as an Internal Medicine Resident.

Registered with the European College of Equine Internal Medicine, the residency position consists of 3 years of clinical training, publishing research articles and attending/presenting talks at international congresses, before taking an examination to become a board-certified specialist.

Internal medicine specialists provide expert care for horses, ponies and donkeys with medical diseases. They promote research and contribute to increased knowledge and understanding of how diseases develop, how to diagnose them, how to treat them and how to prevent them.

Welcome to the hospital medicine team Julie,  and best of luck in your new role!

Liphook Equine Hospital invite you to an ‘Equine Educational Evening’ on Wednesday 18th September

 

 

Liphook Equine Hospital invite you to an evening of: Equine CPD Lectures For Farriers and Equine Veterinary Surgeons

Please click here for more information!

Thursday 13th June 2019 

Venue: The Petersfield School, Cranford Road, Petersfield, GU32 3LU 

Doors open 7pm for food & drink / Prompt 7.30pm start 

 

The digital cushion and its relationship with the external hoof 

Jay Tovey FWCF 

Various methods of measuring the depth of the digital cushion (DC) to an assumed external reference point above the heel bulb are being used in a belief that different farriery or trimming techniques can alter the depth, health and composition of the DC and thus improve the strength and depth of the horn in the heel area. 

Jay qualified in 1996 and has been competing in farriery competitions since he was an apprentice. He has represented England as an apprentice and also as a qualified farrier competing at many international competitions all over the world. He became a Worshipful Company of Farriers judge in 2008 and was on the farriery team at the London Olympics 2012. He passed the AWCF in 2013 and then went on to pass the highest exam possible, the FWCF in 2017. In 2018 he was also appointed as a WCF examiner. Jay is passionate about farriery education and runs his own farriery tuition business and is also a tutor for BFBA’s AWCF and FWCF course. 

 

Flexural and angular limb deformities in foals & yearlings 

Jane Boswell MA VetMB CertVA CertES (Orth) DECVS MRCVS 

RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery 

This presentation will provide an overview of the causes and clinical signs of flexural and angular limb deformities in foals and yearlings. It will review the conservative treatment and management of these conditions and provide guidelines for when surgical intervention is required. 

Jane is an an RCVS and ECVS Specialist in Equine Surgery. She joined Liphook Equine Hospital in 2000 as one of the surgical team, and became a partner in 2006. As well as surgery, she has a particular interest in magnetic resonance imaging and lameness diagnosis. She has been invited to lecture extensively on these subjects both in the UK and abroad. Jane has been an examiner and chief examiner for the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery and for the ECVS Diploma in Equine Surgery and is a Regent on the Board of European College of Veterinary Surgeons. 

 

To book your place, please contact our reception team on: 

01428 727200, or via email to tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk 

 

Easter Opening Hours

We hope you and your horse have a wonderful Easter break. Just a reminder that we are open for emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

 

The out of hours emergency telephone number is 01428 723594.

We would like to introduce to you Iain Brunt BVetMed MRCVS, who has joined the house vet team.

Iain graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017 and has since been working in mixed practice whilst also doing charity work, in Namibia. He has a particular interest in equine internal medicine, and in his spare time he enjoys running, climbing and enjoying the great outdoors.
 
This means we have to say a sad farewell to Ellen Heddle, who leaves us this Friday. We wish Ellen the very best in her future position.
 
We currently employ 4 house vets who stay with us for 18 months. Their main responsibility is to look after the veterinary needs of all of our in-patients. Their prime duties are emergency assessment, anaesthesia, intensive care monitoring and the day to day management of the 50 hospitalised in-patients, including both diagnostic procedures and treatments.