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    From the Royal Veterinary College's website: "Studying with a disability or specific learning difference like dyslexia may require careful planning. At the RVC we offer you specialist advice and support to help you to minimise problems and succeed on your course. "

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    no that isn't true at all, unis generally will offer support
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    (Original post by gustavus)
    Yes you should be able to be a vet w dyslexia. It's counted as a disability under the equality act... You can't be discriminated against!
    It's not quite that simple. If reasonable adjustments can't be made, it's not discrimination, because the reason has been justified.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Be careful with that, DSA is changing and equiptment is no longer given automatically
    Ah OK, I didn't know it was definitely changing (and my wording didn't state that those things would definitely be given) just that the idea was being suggested. Still worth the OP applying even if/when it does change though, as it can fund other support.
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    (Original post by River Shadow)
    Ah OK, I didn't know it was definitely changing (and my wording didn't state that those things would definitely be given) just that the idea was being suggested. Still worth the OP applying even if/when it does change though, as it can fund other support.
    I was just going off what I read in the other thread on here about the changes saying that they are cutting certain things and asking unis to provide it instead,but of course still always worth applying.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    I was just going off what I read in the other thread on here about the changes saying that they are cutting certain things and asking unis to provide it instead,but of course still always worth applying.
    I just looked it up and it states that they are making changes to provision, which also means non-medical support might be cut as well.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/speech...allowances-dsa
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    (Original post by Old_Simon)
    Unfortunately whatever the cause being able to read and write is a pre requisite for many jobs.
    People with dyslexia csn read and write.

    And support is offered in employment.
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    Why not see if somewhere like Harper Adams Uni offers what you want? It is basically an agricultural uni and a large working farm so loads of animals.

    My son went there and he is dyslexic although he read engineering. He graduated last year. Their support was really good he got a laptop, software, somebody to help take notes in lectures, somebody to proofread assignments etc.

    One of his friends from the same uni got her degree in animal welfare or vet nursing or similar. As far as I know she isn't dyslexic. She is now reading Vet Medicine at Cambridge Uni.
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    I'm definitely not an expert here, and I don't fully understand English qualifications, but are straight A's not needed from GCSE level and up to compete for a place at Vet Med school?
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    Hi, I'm in no doubt that most colleges would help you, just as your school has. I must point out though that the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (who you have to register with to work as a vet or vet nurse) have strict guidelines. To be entered on the register, the professional standards have to be met. This means colleges could allow dispensation from elements of the course due to disability, but that the RCVS will not, meaning you may not be put on the register and therefore not work.
    The RCVS have specific guidelines on vets/vet nurses with dyslexia. They say that students when qualified would need to be able to practise unaided. The use of scribes in exams is limited to temporary disabilities not permanent. They say that if a student cannot carry out duties without the aid of a third party, they are endangering the safety of patients. Working alone you must be able to prepare written reports, handle complex data and prepare and dispense accurate prescriptions. Look at the RCVS website for more details, but pretty much says the same for vet nurses. Would recommend talking to RCVS not colleges, as they determine if you can work - 5 years of debt will not be worth it if you can't register.
    (I am a registered vet nurse no longer working in practice due to disability and therefore unfit to practise - now a lecturer!)
 
 
 
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