Visitors & Vet Students

Work Experience

We are currently not accepting students for work experience due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We also accept school pupils (aged 15 or above) who are interested in a career in equine nursing or veterinary science on work experience placements. These may be part of their formal school work experience or arranged informally during school/college vacations. Students will work alongside the veterinary nursing team in the clinic. Please apply in writing to the head nurse, Sophie Haylock (e-mail:

Seeing Practice

We are currently not accepting visitors to the hospital due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


We encourage final year veterinary students to spend a fortnight with our ambulatory service as part of their extra-mural studies. Stud work, horses in training and general practice are all covered but please let us know if you have a particular preference. Places are limited so early applications are encouraged. Please send your curriculum vitae to: Ms Karen Leaman (e-mail: or telephone +44 (0)1638 782000 for further details.

Hospital Externships

We are currently not taking externs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Newmarket Equine Hospital offers 2 or 4 week Externships for final year veterinary students. The Hospital will accommodate two externs concurrently, each staggered with at least one week overlap.

The externs will work alongside the established intern programme and will be given responsibilities for in-patient care under the guidance of the interns. This will include out- of-hours case monitoring and treatments on a one-in-two rota. During this period the extern will assist also with emergency admissions, intensive care and surgery. A similar procedure will occur at the weekend.

Accommodation will be provided at the Hospital in a fully furnished and equipped apartment.

Newmarket Equine Hospital is a fully equipped surgical and medical facility servicing the local Thoroughbred breeding and training population, together with a domestic and international referrals service. The Hospital is manned by five senior clinicians plus interns and the ambulatory practice is serviced by 20 veterinary surgeons. There are three RCVS (2 in orthopaedics and 1 in anaesthesia) and four ECVS Diplomates. There are in addition holders of ten RCVS Certificates (Cert ES(Orth) x 2; Cert EP x 5; Cert ESM x 2; Cert VR x1).

The Externship offers a unique opportunity for exposure to a centre of excellence. If you are interested in the Externship please send your email, your Curriculum Vitae and your date availability to , for the attention of Will Barker, or telephone 01638 782020.

Externship information pack: Download

Visitors And Vet Students

We are currently not accepting visitors to the hospital due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NEH welcomes visitors to the hospital. For veterinary students we offer hospital based externships, or the opportunity to ‘see practice’ with the ambulating vets. We are also happy to take school pupils for work experience.

If you are just interested in visiting NEH, we would be pleased to welcome you at our regular open days – to find out when the next open day is scheduled contact

The Team

We are very proud to have over 45 veterinary professionals, all of whom are experts in their fields. The services


Newmarket Equine Hospital hosts CPD courses for veterinarians, ranging from core skills courses for recent graduates, through to advanced courses


NEH is the largest and most modern equine hospital in Europe. Completed in September 2008, the hospital is a purpose