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    Hi
    I live in the north of England Manchester/Liverpool area I'm obviously an aspiring vet, I'm in Year 11 at the moment. I just wondered whether any of you had heard of/been to anywhere in the north of england for example farms, stables, large animal vets and whether you could give me the names of them and any reviews? Thankyou in advance, any advice would realllly be appreciated as i really don't know where to start looking!
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    Whereabouts in the north of england? If you're near Newcastle/Northumberland then I might be able to help.
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    Unofrtunately I'm form the other side near manchester/liverpool ): but I'm pretty willing to travel...
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    Hmm, have you tried contacting the people at Leahurst to see if you could do a week or two there?
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    Do you live closer to liverpool or manchester??
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    (Original post by jen vet)
    Hmm, have you tried contacting the people at Leahurst to see if you could do a week or two there?
    No that's a very good idea thankyou! (: do you know whether they often accept people for work experience?

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    Do you live closer to liverpool or manchester??
    Pretty much in the middle but probably slightly closer to Liverpool (:
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    I did some time at the Leahurst labs I also know someone who did a week at the dairy, and someone soon doing time at the equine hosp, so they definitely accept work experience people. Worth a shot! xx
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    I didn't get leahurst the just never replied back which was disappointing.

    I suggest you go on Yell.com and use that. You could also try contacting Rutland house.
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    I noticed that large animal work seems to be the hardest thing for most people to come by. Why not try your animal health department at your county councils trading standards dept. If they are as helpful as my local AHO's then they will probably spend time with you themselves. Or at worst be able to recommend reputable farms in your area.
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    If Leahurst won't have you my local vets have a big equine clinic with all the trimmings including MRI machine, up the M62 in Halifax, West Yorkshire. About 45 minutes drive from Manchester though so you'd have to find accomodation in the area. Their site is http://www.hirdandpartners.co.uk/ anyway, I also have a collection of other placements round here if there isn't anything near you.

    And as beccac94 says get on yell.com, google maps and the phone book, that was how I found my awesome dairy placement and not so awesome stables.
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    I'm doing 4 days at Leahurst, 2 small animal hospital 2 equine i think Contact Helen Braid next year as all the spaces are full now
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    Join your local Young Farmers club, its fun, and you'll make friends with people with similar interests, and lots of them will live on farms/have relatives in the industry. It was invaluable for me when it came to getting work experience. Plus most of the activities you do are agriculture related- tours of farms, talks from specialists/stock jugging...I learnt SO much about agriculture, large animal husbandry etc from Young Farmers.....
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    (Original post by ElizabethAngela)
    Join your local Young Farmers club, its fun, and you'll make friends with people with similar interests, and lots of them will live on farms/have relatives in the industry. It was invaluable for me when it came to getting work experience. Plus most of the activities you do are agriculture related- tours of farms, talks from specialists/stock jugging...I learnt SO much about agriculture, large animal husbandry etc from Young Farmers.....
    I'd agree with this and I'm also a YFC member. You don't need an agricultural background to join, although some clubs are more agricultural than others.

    Are you part of OFYFC Elizabeth? (just noticed it says you're from Oxford).
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    (Original post by SilverstarDJ)
    I'd agree with this and I'm also a YFC member. You don't need an agricultural background to join, although some clubs are more agricultural than others.

    Are you part of OFYFC Elizabeth? (just noticed it says you're from Oxford).
    Love love love YFC, most fun ever! I now live in Northumberland, but I was a member of Faringdon YFC in Oxfordshire. Are you from Oxford?
    It really is such a good way to get involved with the countryside and farming.
 
 
 
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