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    Hello! What you said about doing well at GCSE’s and then finding college much harder sounds exactly like me. I worked hard for my GCSE’s and passed them all with A*’s, A’s and B’s. But the social pressure of this year has just spun out of control and it’s taken me a while to realise it… and now it’s a little too late.


    I have got some work experience planned for this summer before results day, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to experience the role of the vet and the veterinary nurse. I went to a presentation on the veterinary nurse when I was at Hartpury Open Day, but I didn’t feel like it completely suited me. I suppose it’s because 1) as a vet nurse you are unable to diagnose things, and 2) I was ultimately going to be a Vet specialising in Equine, and there are not many jobs for Equine Veterinary Nurses from what I have seen :/ What made you decide to become a veterinary nurse?


    I am thinking about taking a gap year, would you recommend it? How did you utilise your time?


    Thank you for your response, it’s clarified a few possibilities for me!
    You're right that there aren't as many opportunities for equine vet nurses, I've not really looked into it but I know my course will touch on equine care. I decided veterinary nursing was for me because the role is more caring and hands on with the patients, for example pre and post op care. Also, as a vet nurse you have a number of roles not commonly performed by vets, for instance laboratory work, anaesthesia and sample analysis. I guess this just appealed to me.

    Glad to hear you're considering a gap year! I spent mine completing a bit more vetty experience but also working in retail (learning how to deal with people, as well as animals) I also learnt to drive.

    Hope this helps
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    You're right that there aren't as many opportunities for equine vet nurses, I've not really looked into it but I know my course will touch on equine care. I decided veterinary nursing was for me because the role is more caring and hands on with the patients, for example pre and post op care. Also, as a vet nurse you have a number of roles not commonly performed by vets, for instance laboratory work, anaesthesia and sample analysis. I guess this just appealed to me.

    Glad to hear you're considering a gap year! I spent mine completing a bit more vetty experience but also working in retail (learning how to deal with people, as well as animals) I also learnt to drive.

    Hope this helps
    Ah I see where you are coming from. I have got my first work experience week starting tomorrow morning, so I suppose over this week I'll be able to see if it is what I am expecting

    thank you
 
 
 
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