(Original post by Eevee13)
Hiya all, I'm nervous but here goes!
I thought it was about time I introduce myself! I registered a while ago but haven't been on the forums as I have been so busy. Now it is getting round to application time it's nice to read about other people in my position. Especially as nearly every vet I speak to tells me not to do it!
I'm Emma, a 23 year old Animal Science BSc (hons) student, I have one term left to finish in January and will graduate in July 2012. I am applying In September for 2012 to Bristol, Edinburgh, RVC and unsure of the last place. I don't know how I will afford it but I will be sending off hundreds of letters if I do get a place! I am just finishing up draft number 2 of my personal statement and already planning to scrap it and work on number 3, I'm finding it quite hard!
So far i have done:
2 years at a cattery, weekends
1 year at a riding school/livery, 2 days a week
1 year at a rabbit rescue, 2 days a month (still going)
2 weeks at a small animal referral hospital, and then over a year volunteering 2 days a week (still going)
1 week mixed practice
1 week small animal and equine practice
3 weeks dairy and beef farm
1 day at a testing laboratory
I've loved doing my work experience and next week I am spending a week at an equine hospital, and I am looking forward to probing them about the stem cell therapy they do! Then I have a day at an abbotoir the week after. Unfortunately I couldn't get any lambing until next year, but hope that won't be too much of an issue.
One practice also offered me a paid job after my week there (paid, money, yes!!) so I am waiting to hear back from them. I really hope they can fit me in somewhere!
I am starting to think about applying for deferred entry, since they have put the fees up, at least then I can work and save up for part/most of it. Anyway I hope everyones stuffies are going well, work experience and applications