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Equine Stud Veterinary Surgeon - Lower House Equine Clinic - Shropshire

05 Feb 2024 BEVA

About us….

We are an equine only clinic based on the Shropshire border with easy access to Shrewsbury, Chester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, and the beautiful Welsh Coast. We opened our doors 7 years ago with the aim of providing an independent, bespoke, personal service to our clients whilst striving for excellence in patient care.

Our clinic is small (just six stables), but mighty (operating theatre, air conditioned exam rooms, all the latest diagnostic equipment, in house lab which includes ACTH testing, and rapid PCR and excellent lameness work up facilities).

Our team are friendly, dedicated, and supportive. We have won numerous business awards, we are an RCVS accredited practice and a Veterinary Nurse Training Practice, which is down to the whole teams’ hard work and support

The vets’ cars, some might say are a little fancy – Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid Automatic … we think they keep our vets comfortable, make driving easier and help to play a small part in helping the environment. They are also fitted with custom refrigerated storage kits and temperature sensor monitoring straight to your phone.

Our senior vet is an advanced practitioner in Equine Orthopaedic surgery and Equine Dentistry and is always available for help and support with cases. We have regular clinical meetings and encourage progressive CPD as well as funding for a certificate in the vet’s chosen area.

Our support team are very experienced and help our vets in whichever way, from our administration team, to our grooms and qualified nurse. We also support student veterinary nurses.

Our clients are incredibly nice, and our patients range from companion ponies and donkeys to British team horses and each one gets treated with the same standard of care.

Our out of hours is generally very quiet. The phones are answered by an RVN or senior vet, so you are only bothered with genuine emergencies. 

We don’t do zone visits; we like our clients to have the choice and flexibility but also we like our vets to have the time and continuity with cases. 

Over the last few years we have largely reduced our area that we cover to prevent our vets from spending more time in the car than being a vet

We also encourage equine nurse visits to free up your time

Equine Veterinary Surgeon (Stud)

We are seeking an experienced stud vet to join our team. The position is for a head stud vet to take responsibility for the reproductive work within the team. Our reproductive work covers a large sports horse stud covering around 85 mares. There are then smaller studs to manage covering between 3-60 mares. There is reproductive support from 2 other vets to help with cover which includes a junior vet wanting to work alongside, gaining training and further experience.

The role is flexible in that we would welcome a seasonal role to cover the stud work but we would also consider a full time long term position where the role would also be to cover in clinic and ambulatory work at other times of year.

Benefits of working at Lower House Equine Clinic

  • Independent practice
  • Small driven team
  • Regular clinical meetings
  • Monthly journal club
  • One hour lunch break scheduled into diary
  • Health assured app
  • Annual eye care
  • BEVA Membership
  • RCVS Membership
  • VDS Cover
  • £1000 per annum CPD Budget
  • BEVA Congress one day ticket in addition to CPD Budget
  • Company car with private miles allowed
  • Company phone and iPad
  • Opportunity to complete a certificate
  • Time off in lieu following a weekend on call
  • Regular social events
  • Experience of providing support with Visa’s for overseas applicants and sponsorship licence ready to go.


To discuss either of the roles contact Simon Woods on 07453463978 or email your CV to our practice manager Anna Blades anna@lhec.vet

For further information on the clinic see: www.lhec.vet or check out our Facebook and Instagram pages