Our UK Veterinary Work Experience course is a residential week-long curriculum designed to give students the best possible insight into working life as a vet in a busy veterinary clinic. Using simulated patients and owners students will have the opportunity to work together as a team of vets and applied veterinary professionals to consult, diagnose, and treat patients across a range of emergency veterinary scenarios. This course combines hands-on experience, expert university application advice, and realistic mock university interviews. Students leave this course Veterinary School ready, and having made friends from across the globe!
This Course Is Suitable For:
Students aged 16+ who are interested in studying veterinary medicine or veterinary science at university, or simply want to learn more about working life as a vet. We accept students of any nationality.
This Course Includes:
✓ 3 days of simulated clinical veterinary experience treating a variety of small animal species and conditions
✓ Teaching from inspiration working vets and veterinary students
✓ Mock interviews (MMIs) conducted by experienced interviewers with feedback
✓ University application advice and guidance
✓ Accommodation, breakfast and dinner.
Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course students will:
Gain veterinary work experience required for the UCAS application
Develop in-depth knowledge of the role of a vet and other allied veterinary professionals
Experience a range of common small animal conditions
Understand a range of treatments for common veterinary conditions
Understand a framework for patient assessment
Learn how to deal with difficult pet owners
Understand the veterinary school application process
Learn about the possible career options option to them within animal care
Develop a framework for choosing the right veterinary school
Experience a range of real veterinary school interview questions
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Our accommodation is based in safe, quiet areas within easy reach of Central London.
Our students share single-gender dormitory style rooms, normally shared with up to 5-6 students.
We have 3-4 accommodation partners which we use depending on student numbers and project dates, so please get in touch with us for exact details of your accommodation. You can see some our accommodation partners in the gallery to give an idea of what students can expect from their time with Veterinary Projects.
Students are required to meet us at pre-designated meeting points in London. Students will be required to purchase an Oyster travel card for all travel whilst with us which can be organised prior to travel or will be done with the team upon arrival.
Food & Drink
Students are provided a continental breakfast each morning before heading out for the day. Individual items vary depending on the accommodation but students can expect some of the following; toast, cereal, fruit, yoghurt, butter, jam and other spreads, juice, tea and coffee.
Dinner is included every night during students time with us. Where we eat will vary; sometimes we will eat out at a nearby restaurant, have food prepared at our accommodation, or you may be given a cash allowance and choose your own dinner with a group of fellow students. You will dine on a range of different cuisines, but regardless of where we go there will always be an option that fits students’ dietary requirements.
Whilst learning is our main focus, we also want to ensure students make the most of their time in London and leave with new friends from all over the world!
Our team arrange great social activities for some of the evenings the students are with us. Some of these take place in our accommodation to help break the ice at the beginning of the week, but we also organise some fantastic experiences around the city, which might include;
• Visits to some of London’s most famous sites
• An evening at Covent Garden
• A scavenger hunt experience
• A Friday evening night out to a West End theatre show
Every Veterinary Projects course is staffed by our own highly experienced staff. We are with the students and on-hand 24/7 to supervise and assist students. All of our staff undergo enhanced DBS checks before joining our courses and we always have at least one fully trained first aider with the group.
Our staff also stay at the same accommodation and we always have a female member of staff on duty at night.
1 Week = £2150
The course fee is paid in two instalments. A £300 deposit is taken to reserve your space and the remaining balance is not due until 90 days before your course start date.
28th June – 4th July 2020
5th July – 11th July 2020
12th July – 18th July 2020
19th July – 25th July 2020
26th July – 1st Aug 2020
2nd Aug – 8th Aug 2020
- Flights or trains to/from London
- Lunch (approx £7 per day)
- Visa (if required)
- Oyster Card (approx £35 per week)
Ready to Join Us?
Great! Simply follow the link below, fill in our application form and secure your place!