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The Liphook Equine Hospital Winter E-Newsletter is OUT NOW!

Our Winter E-Newsletter has just gone out, did you get a copy? If you didn’t and would like to subscribe, please email tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk.

The number of LEH Podcast downloads tips over 600!

We are so pleased to report that we have now reached more than 600 podcast downloads!  Vets tell us they love downloading them to listen to whilst driving between calls on the road.  Our latest Podcast discussion on Strangles was published just before Christmas – take a look at this link to Podbean where you can download the podcasts and subscribe if you like what you hear:

Liphook Equine Hospital Strangles Podcast

Here’s a link to a recent publication that is discussed in the Strangles podcast:

Comparison of nasopharangeal and guttural pouch specimens shows guttural pouch washes to be 51 times more likely to be positive for Strep equi subs equi than nasopharangeal swabs and washes in convalescent horses: Boyle et al (2017) 10.1186/s12917-017-0989-4

Liphook Equine Hospital FREE Wall Planners – Now Available!

Liphook Equine Hospital FREE Wall Planners
 
2018 Wall Planners are now available. Pop into our reception to pick up your FREE copy, or ask your vet to bring one with them on your visit!

Accounts Assistant – Maternity Cover

The role will be based within our small accounts team based at the Practice in Liphook, Hants. The main duties will involve operating the purchase ledger system, preparing month end accrual schedules and processing sales ledger invoices. The role will also involve an element of general accounts office administration such as assisting with the monthly statement run, entering job sheets, answering the telephone and an element of credit control.

The successful candidate will need to have good written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate with knowledge of MS Excel and be able to work within a team with excellent attention to detail. Experience of working in a commercial accounts environment and of dealing with clients is essential however a knowledge of horses is not necessary. We have a bespoke accounting package for which full training will be provided.

This position is offered on a full time temporary maternity cover contract (Monday-Friday). You will be based at the Liphook Equine Hospital. A competitive salary package is provided

To apply please send a cv with covering letter stating current salary and including two referees to Barbara Thornley by email or by post to Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7JG.

Job Type: Temporary full-time

Liphook Equine Hospital – Christmas and New Year Opening Hours!

We hope you and your horses have a happy and healthy holiday. However, should your horse need us we are open for emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Latest Podcast on equine Cushing’s disease with Andy Durham and Victoria South

Please see the Liphook Equine Hospital Podcast page to download our latest podcast on equine Cushing’s disease with Victoria South in discussion with Professor Andy Durham.  They discuss the clinical manifestation of equine Cushing’s disease, review the diagnostic options year-round and finally they work through some treatment and monitoring scenarios.

2 WEEKS TODAY UNTIL OUR TALK ON: ‘The Essential Guide to a 5 Stage Vetting’

2 WEEKS TODAY UNTIL OUR TALK ON:

‘The Essential Guide to a 5 Stage Vetting’

Wednesday 6th December

Doors open 6.30pm for Christmas drinks, prompt 7.30pm start

Venue: Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst, W.Sussex, GU29 9DT

To book your FREE place, please call our reception team on:
01428 723594, or email: tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk

ALL WELCOME!

Latest PPID recommendations from the Equine Endocrine Group

The Equine Endocrinology Group has launched its latest recommendations on equine Cushing’s disease/PPID.  This is a great summary of diagnostic and treatment protocols:

EEG PPID Consensus statement Nov 2017

British Horseracing Authority recognises Liphook Equine Hospital Lab’s Ringworm PCR

We are delighted to receive recognition from the British Horseracing Authority for our ringworm PCR test.  We are the first and only Laboratory worldwide to offer a highly sensitive and specific qPCR to detected all dermatophyte species known to affect horses including Trichophyton spp, Microsporum spp and Arthroderma spp.  This assay can be run on every weekday and has a same day turnaround so that vets can get a rapid result back to their clients and racing yards to confirm their suspicions of disease, or to prove that a treated horse is no longer a contagious risk to others.

The British Horseracing Authority now recognise this ringworm qPCR as a suitable test for proof of non-contagiousness in a racehorse prior to attendance at a racecourse.  Please see this link to the BHA’s certificate of non-contagiousness that racehorse vets use to confirm that a horse is free from ringworm infection: BHA-VO29-Ringworm-Certificate-of-Non-Contagiousness.

Housevet Vacancies for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018

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 Summer 2018 should be sent to Barbara Thornley at post@theleh.co.uk. Applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital before applying. Closing date for applications 12th December 2017 and short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in early January.

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