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๐ŸŒŸ๐—›๐˜‚๐˜„ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—” ๐ŸŒŸ

Huw Griffiths, one of our clinical directors at Liphook Equine Hospital, has been presented with his presidential chains of office today in a ceremony at the BEVA Conference in Birmingham (๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—˜๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป).

Huw said he is looking forward to having the opportunity to lead the Council and make a difference for his fellow vets over the next 12 months.

He is one of our team of 10 road vets, travelling to see clients and their horses all over the south east, and also looks after the practiceโ€™s larger stud clients.

A BEVA Council member for six years, Huw has served on the breeding and reproduction committee, as well as chairing the clinical practice committee and the Artificial Insemination discussion forum.

BEVA represents the veterinary industry on a wide range of topics and is committed to championing high standards of equine health and welfare. It also promotes research and education and encourages vets to share ideas that will have a positive benefit on the equestrian community.

๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—›๐˜‚๐˜„!๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

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Essentials of Equine Practice – 17th โ€“ 19th June 2022

The Essentials of Equine Practice course has run every two years since 2001 and has been expertly composed for recent graduates, and those in their first few years of practice, who intend to work in equine ambulatory practice.  Previous delegates have also included those with more experience wishing to refresh their knowledge of general equine practice.  

The broad theme is an evidence-based and practice approach to common clinical scenarios.  The three days mainly consist of short and punchy presentations, with an afternoon of practical skills training at Liphook Equine Hospital.   

The most important part of all is our emphasis on community; come and hang out with current and ex-house vets (our interns), ambulatory vets, internal medicine and surgical specialists, diversifiers, and clinical researchers.  Quiz us on our career paths, motivations, and how we make being an equine vet work for us.  Let us help support you through your journey in equine practice.  There are plenty of chances to meet our team through the course, especially during the evening events: a Friday evening race meeting at Goodwood (with a world- famous DJ afterwards) and a course supper on the Saturday night!

All lectures and accommodation are at West Dean House, a beautiful mansion nestled in the South Downs National Park. All meals, racing and accommodation are included in the registration fee.  2022 will be the 21stanniversary of the course and it promises to be our best ever!  Course registrations opens very soon; contact tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk to join our Essentials of Equine Practice email list. 

Topics include: strangles, coughing, EMS, castration, euthanasia, liver disease, cardiac murmurs, gastric ulcers, abdominal ultrasound, colic work up, acute severe lameness, and many more. 

Laboratory Christmas & New Year 2020 -2021 Opening Hours

Please click on the link below to view our Laboratory Christmas & New Year Opening Hours:

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NEW Liphook Equine Laboratory App

We have designed an App with lots of useful information and links. This is intended to replace our popular Lab Book and contains all of the info sheets previously printed in our No-Nonsense Guides. As well as saving the planet, this will enable more frequent updates and make all of the info more accessible on the move. The App also enables you to order supplies and lots more! It is available as a free download ย on Google Play store and the Apple Store:
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New look โ€“ same great service!

We are thrilled to unveil our new logo which has been refreshed to reflect a more contemporary and cleaner look.

We have modernised the horse icon whilst still keeping the same colours and appearance.

Over the coming weeks and months, you will start to see the new logo appear on our literature, online platforms, signage and uniforms etc.

 

 

VetPartners Nursing School at Liphook Equine Hospital – welcome new students

This week we welcome our new first year equine veterinary nursing students, for their first week of training.
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http://www.vetpartnersnursingschool.co.uk/

 

A huge congratulations to Victoria South who has been elected for BEVA Council.

A huge congratulations to Victoria South who has been elected for BEVA Council.
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BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) Council members lead the association, influencing the direction it takes and working on projects that aim to advance the equine veterinary profession, while improving the health and welfare of horses.

Housevet Positions

Housevet Positions

Applications are invited for the next 3 housevet positions starting in December 2020,ย  early Spring and mid-Summer 2021.

The Liphook Equine Hospital is an internationally renowned equine referral hospital with state-of-the-art facilities based in Hampshire in the South of England. The hospital has 10 RCVS and EBVS specialists who are supported by the housevets a diagnostic imaging clinician, medicine resident and approximately 70 nursing and support staff and a large on-site laboratory.ย  The hospital team works closely with the large ambulatory team of 11 vets who provide first-opinion care to horses in Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and beyond. More details of the practice are available on our website www.TheLEH.co.uk.

Currently, ย we employ a team of four Housevets who work for a fixed -term of 18 months. The housevets work as a team alongside the hospital clinicians and nurses. The housevetsโ€™ prime duties include anaesthesia, intensive care monitoring and the day to day management of the 50 hospitalised in-patients, including both diagnostic procedures and treatments.ย  Orthopaedic investigations, including nerve blocks, are an important part of the role and, in addition, there will be ample exposure to other diagnostic techniques (such as radiography, scintigraphy, ultrasonography and MRI) as well as to colic and lameness work up.ย  The housevets work under the direction of recognised Specialists in both Surgery and Medicine and are well supported by a large team of excellent nurses, who work shifts to provide full 24 hour care.

The position is challenging and the hours are long but there is a tremendous amount of experience to be gained by applicants with suitable enthusiasm and a desire to learn.ย  Accommodation is provided in a house in a nearby village. As this house is shared with the other members of the housevet team it is, unfortunately, not suitable for couples.ย  No pets are allowed in this accommodation.ย  The out of hours rota is shared equally between all members of the housevet team and the duty housevet is required to stay on site, at nights and weekends, in a self-contained flat. ย The team of housevets work a shared rota for their part of the out of hours system whilst other veterinary surgeons in the practice are responsible for the ambulatory calls and for the surgical and medical rotas. Duty nurses take all phone calls outside office hours.

These positions are offered for a fixed term contract of 18 months.ย  Following the term as a housevet it is not expected that any vacancies will occur in the practice for assistantships but we have found that, in past years, our housevets have had little difficulty finding suitable employment either in practice or in residency programmes.ย  Indeed, there seems to be a widely held view in the profession that our housevets have received some of the best post-graduate training and clinical exposure currently available in the UK.

We are looking for enthusiastic team players to join our friendly but hardworking Hospital team, who are all dedicated to providing first class care to the horses, ponies and donkeys entrusted to our care.ย  The majority of the hospitalised cases are referred patients but we also have a large first opinion clientele and there may also be a limited opportunity to become involved directly with first opinion outpatient cases during your stay.ย  As you will be in frequent contact with owners and referring veterinary surgeons, a good, confident and sympathetic manner with both clients and professional colleagues is essential.ย  For this reason, we look for those who have been qualified for at least a year, preferably more, and candidates who have not previously worked in practice in the UK for at least one year or who do not have English as their mother tongue may be at a disadvantage in the selection process, as fluent spoken and written English is essential.

In addition to an above average salary and rent-free free accommodation we also provide a car allowance, house and mobile phone, uniform, private health insurance and a free private accident/disability insurance scheme.ย  More importantly perhaps, we also offer good working conditions and, we believe, a happy and supportive environment.ย  There is ample scope for your professional development and continuing further education within the practice.

Applicants are requested to send in a covering letter and a CV to Barbara.Thornley@theLEH.co.uk. . Closing date for applications Monday 31st August 2021.

Using โ€œGrey-zonesโ€ in interpretation of lab results

If all results of diagnostic tests were clearly either positive or negative then our lives would be simpler! Unfortunately that is not the case and we are all used to seeing borderline values. This is probably an inevitable result of progress and the fact that we now tend to get presented with early-stage disease cases of all types, rather than end-stage disease which rarely presents diagnostic difficulties. Many diseases are not simply either โ€œpresentโ€ or โ€œnot presentโ€, and may exist along a spectrum of development. With many lab tests we have to use judgement as to when a mild increase merits further action versus further monitoring. For example, if GGT is normally <50 iu/L, should we be concerned when it increases to 55, or 75, or 150โ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ?
We are now offering further guidance alongside our seasonally adjusted ACTH values and you will now see a โ€œgrey-zoneโ€ on the lab forms alongside your result. For example, this week we suggest an ACTH cutoff value of 49 pg/mL with a grey zone from 20-73 pg/mL. This indicates that a PPID case is very unlikely (P<0.05) to have an ACTH <20 pg/mL, and a normal horse is very unlikely (P<0.05) to have an ACTH >73 pg/mL.
The ACTH result should be interpreted in the context of the degree of clinical suspicion and we will always help you with this where you have time to enter clinical history on the submission form. If a test is being run in quite a speculative fashion with no strong clinical suspicion of PPID then the result ought to be above 73 pg/mL (this week) to be reasonably convincing for PPID. On the other hand if you are pretty convinced clinically that a horse has PPID then you should remain suspicious even with values as low as 20 pg/mL, and perhaps advise TRH stimulation testing as the next step (NB. TRH stimulation tests are hard to interpret at this time of year, although a negative result makes PPID unlikely).

VETPD – INTERNAL MEDICINE CHALLENGES FOR ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS โ€“ A 2-DAY INTERACTIVE & PRACTICAL COURSE

Fri 6th Nov 2020 – Sat 7th Nov 2020
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@ Liphook Equine Hospital
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We have been a client of LEH for nearly 30 years. From minor wounds to major surgery LEH have provided us with highest quality care. From the receptionists, nurses through to the surgeons and road vets who run our monthly clinics we have always received a friendly, helpful and professional service.

— Caroline Ewen, Hewshott Farm, Hampshire