Experienced equine vet required to join a great team of 8 equine vets based in Warwickshire.

We are looking for an experienced OOH equine vet to join our growing and forward thinking team of 8 equine vets.

The right candidate will be offered a competitive salary to join a progressive, forward-thinking independent practice.

This unique role allows for a good work-life balance, working one week on, one week off. The role involves covering the out of hours service for seven days, from Monday to Monday followed by a full seven days off.

This vet will be fully supported by senior vets to ensure continuity of cases and a high standard of client care. Team work and communication are essential attributes for the applicant to ensure smooth case handover between the vets.

A full range of diagnostic equipment is available; including wireless radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy with in-house laboratory and clinic facilities.

We are offering an attractive package for the right candidate to include a car, iPhone and iPad. There will be the opportunity to supplement this role with additional day-time hours at a locum rate.

If this role appeals to you please send your CV to: 



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Bridget Gatehouse

Director, BVSc MRCVS


Bridget grew up in North Wales and graduated from Liverpool University in 1995. She had an interest in horses from a young age and developed her passion for racing when spending a year working in a flat racing yard between school and University. She rode as an Amateur on the Flat through university and afterwards and had 6 winners and several placings over the years.

After two years in mixed Practice in Rutland, Bridget  has worked in Equine Practice in Cheshire and Warwickshire.

She set up WHEC with Jack Wallace in 2014 and has a keen interest in stud work, dentistry and all aspects of ambulatory Practice.

When the stud work is over in the autumn she enjoys riding out her point to pointer before work. She also enjoys running with her 2 border terriers who are never far away!

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Jack Wallace

Director, BVM&S MRCVS


Jack set up Walnut Hill Equine Veterinary Clinic with Bridget Gatehouse in 2014 in his hometown of Henley in Arden. Jack’s grandfather Richard Wallace started a large animal practice only 3 miles from the clinic 60 years prior. Jack grew up on a farm in Henley in Arden, known as Walnut Hill which gave inspiration for the name for the practice - both Jack and his grandfather graduated from Edinburgh University.

Following graduation in 2008, Jack worked solely in equine practice. Firstly, in Inverness and Doncaster then at Spring Paddocks in Warwickshire, before starting Walnut Hill Equine Veterinary Clinic.

His main interest is in lameness investigation and optimising sport horse performance alongside carrying out a large proportion of pre-purchase examinations.

Jack trains and rides point to pointers from his home, training 3 winners so far. His other speedy companion is Billy the whippet, his sidekick out on the road and around the clinic.

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Lily Witchell



Lily is originally from Gloucestershire and studied veterinary medicine at Nottingham University, where she graduated in 2015.

After graduating, Lily took up a position at Rowe Equine Clinic in the Cotswolds. As well as being a general equine practice, Rowe specialises in equine ophthalmology, so Lily gained invaluable experience investigating diseases of the equine eye.

Lily then completed a busy internship in Oakham veterinary hospital, where she was involved with first opinion, surgery and many complex referral cases.

We were lucky enough to have Lily join our team in 2018, focussing particularly on medical investigations, ophthalmology and routine ambulatory work. 

Lily has been involved with horses all her life. Last year she achieved her ambition of riding in point to points, and we are sure we'll see her out racing again soon!

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Charlotte Younghusband



Lottie is from County Tipperary and graduated from University College Dublin in 2013.

Following graduation, she took up a position in County Cork in an equine practice based on a thoroughbred stud. It was here that she developed a passion for equine breeding and stud work.

She then travelled Asia, doing veterinary work in Laos and Vietnam, followed by a move to an equine hospital and breeding centre in Perth, Western Australia, where she stayed for a number of years.

Lottie moved back to the UK in 2017 and has since been working with us at Walnut Hill. She has a particular interest in breeding and routine ambulatory work.

Lottie grew up on an eventing yard and still rides and hunts whenever she can, she also has a share in a few racehorses just to keep her out of trouble!


Chloe Smith



Chloe grew up in Buckinghamshire and was involved with the Whaddon Chase Pony Club, as well as competing her own horses and ponies at BE events.

Chloe studied to be a vet at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 2017, after which she spent 2 and a half years working in North Yorkshire at a mixed practice, before returning to the University of Liverpool to complete a rotating internship at the Equine Hospital at Leahurst. During that internship Chloe enjoyed being involved in complex orthopaedic and medical investigations and caring for inpatients, as well as teaching final year veterinary students.

Before joining us at Walnut Hill, Chloe worked at an ambulatory equine practice in Doncaster.

Outside of work Chloe enjoys running, yoga and walking her rescue dog Rumble.

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Oliver Timms



Ollie graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018 and went to work in mixed practice in North Wales, where he treated all manner of species. Keen to diverge into solely equine practice, he moved to the Cotswolds in 2019 to work for an ambulatory practice which served some of the country’s leading racehorse trainers. It was here that the management of the horse as an athlete became his main interest, and he developed skills in gastroscopy, respiratory endoscopy and lameness.

From here he moved to the Liphook Equine Hospital, undertaking an 18-month internship. He developed experience in anaesthesia, medicine, and emergency cases but his focus was always on lameness investigation, assisting and learning from the experienced hospital specialists.

Ollie is an FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian and a member of The International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) and is working towards specialist qualification in this field.

Outside of work, Ollie enjoys weekends with friends and has completed both the National and Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with fellow vets. He’s currently working on training his Border Terrier puppy which he hopes will accompany him on calls soon.


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Victoria Barnett

Veterinary Technician


Viki has many years’ experience grooming for top level showjumpers, and has previously run livery yards, whilst competing in BS and BD. Viki worked in small animal veterinary practices for 10 years before moving back into the equine industry.

"At Walnut Hill we have a really close relationship with our clients and their horses. The vets really utilise their nurses, and make us feel valued and very much part of the journey. It’s fantastic to see the horses we have cared for at the clinic and out on the road, out competing, knowing we have been a part of their journey."

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Emily Bennett


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Tamsin Covell

Clinical Assistant & Racehorse Groom


Tammy started working at Walnut Hill 3 seasons ago as a groom in charge of the Walnut Hill pointers. She has many years experience working with horses and finds her role at the clinic very rewarding, and a few winners during the past couple of seasons has made it all the more worthwhile!

Tammy finds that assisting in clinical duties and helping a busy practice run as smoothly as possible gives a variation of responsibilities to her role which makes it thoroughly enjoyable.

“We have a happy, small string of young horses in training, I love watching them develop and grow whilst doing all I can behind the scenes to help them on their way. At Walnut Hill we all muck in and gladly help each other when necessary. We make a great little team!”

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Claire Ellis

In-patient & Yard Manager


Claire joined Walnut Hill in June 2023 as our In-patient Manager and the day to day running of the yard.

Claire has completed her level 2 and 3 Diploma in Horse Care and Management, whilst completing her Diploma, she did one year at Hartpury Collage.

Claire has worked on a few different yards over the years, starting by helping on a full livery yard, and working her way up to Yard Manger on an eventing yard. From there she moved on to the position of Yard Manager at a showjumping yard where she was lucky enough to travel all over Europe, grooming to a high level.   

Claire has competed at BE in the past, and currently has her own horse, Tiger, who she competes and enjoys doing fun rides on. The partnership hope to begin ROR classes together soon. 

In Claire’s spare time she has some other hobbies outside of her horse, she enjoys going clay shooting and training her Labrador Bentley and taking him on nice walks.  

“I enjoy working at Walnut Hill because every day you learn something new, and I get to work with a great team of people, a team who are always willing to help each other”


Issy Mason

Clinical Team Manager


Isme otherwise know to the team as Issy is currently in her third year studying BSc Bloodstock and Performance Horse Management hoping to graduate in June 2021.

With a keen interest in breeding she is hoping to do her Artificial Insemination Course when Covid-19 allows. She has a small family run stud back at home in Cirencester with 5 broodmares and a team of eventers.

You will see Issy being followed around the clinic and office by her whippet Filly, who is often mistaken for Jack’s whippet Billy!

"Joining in October 2020 – I have thoroughly enjoyed learning the ropes of how a busy equine practise runs.
I can guarantee you’ll be greeted with professionalism and a smile at Walnut Hill – along with many different dogs of all breeds and sizes!"

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Megan Walch


Megan joined Walnut Hill in August 2019 as Clinical Assistant and Marketing Coordinator. Before joining Walnut Hill she spent 2 years riding and caring for racehorses in training.

Megan started riding at a very young age and has always thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the equestrian world. Having been lucky enough to gain experience handling and showing Arabian horses, Megan has had some fantastic opportunities to ride affiliated event horses.

Most of Megan's spare time is spent retraining her ex-racehorse Rolo as a riding horse, and is also kept very busy looking after her miniature dachshund puppy, Olive.

"I am proud to be part of such a wonderful team, every day is different and just as exciting as the last.”


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Toni Findley

Office Manager


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Alyson Handford

Accounts Administrator


Aly is now in her 27th year of working in the veterinary industry! 22 of those years were spent working for the largest private small animal referral centre in the country.

Aly spent 4 years working for a local equine veterinary practice, were she doubled up as Office Staff and Vet Technician, assisting the vets with procedures and lameness work ups, etc. Prior to this Aly worked for HSBC processing personal loans.

In her younger years Aly worked in the Equestrian industry as a qualified Instructor, Coach, Groom and Rider, ompeting in most disciplines with various horses over the years. More recently Aly finds herself being Groom, Coach and Driver for her daughter and her ponies.

Aly has various Equines at their family run yard, and still enjoys trail hunting in the winter and fun rides in the summer, but most of all spending quality time with her family.

"I love working for Walnut Hill, as I get to work with dedicated like-minded colleagues who put quality horse health and welfare at the forefront of the business, and are committed to excellence in everything they do."


Mandy Jerrom

Accounts Manager


Having worked in the equine industry for 9 years, Mandy joined Walnut Hill in 2019 as one of our Office and Accounts Administrators.

Outside of work Mandy enjoys cooking, gardening, visiting new places, going on holiday and spending time with family and friends.

As with all horsey people, aside from all of her interests Mandy still finds the time to enjoy hacking through Warwickshire on her mare Foxy Lady, a 10yo 16hh bay Irish sport horse, together they enjoy frequent training sessions and attending local dressage competitions. They are currently adding some jump training into the mix! Mandy describes her mare as the ‘perfect all-rounder with the most fantastic genuine temperament’.

“All team members at Walnut Hill are great to work with, everyone is so friendly. It’s an impressive establishment in a beautiful location.”

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Accounts Administrator



Marielouise O'Neill

Finance Manager


Marielouise joined Walnut Hill to take over and manage with our company accounts in 2018, after many years dealing with accounts at other companies.

Always a jolly presence in the office, when not number crunching at work Marielouise loves walking and travelling, and looks forward every day to being greeted at home by her two cats Evie and Max, who she states “both like going clubbing and bringing back Sunday lunch for around three to four people!”

“My job is made even better by the beautiful view I get to see every day at the clinic from my window”,

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Lilly Roberts

Office Administrator



Sally Wallace

Business Manager


Sally has been actively involved with Walnut Hill since the clinic was first set up by her son Jack in 2014.

Being instrumental in the start up of the clinic, and overseeing various roles, from accounts to Sallys' current role as Business Manager (along with the overall running of the clinic), it’s fair to say Sally looks after everyone – staff and clients included.

Having successfully run Ardenforest Border Terriers for many years, Sally has lots of customer facing experience as well as a great business acumen, so is a key role in making sure the clinic runs smoothly and staff development is on-going.

Always a smiling face at the clinic you’ll no doubt see Sally with a cluster of border terriers at her feet!

"Walnut Hill has a wonderful team of vets and support staff to work with."