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    (Original post by ABC05)
    I've actually just finished a book called Farmageddon
    Dont worry - it was the 'true cost of cheap meat' and have ordered it! the other one was published in 1999 ...
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    (Original post by ABC05)
    I've actually just finished a book called Farmageddon, written by the ceo of compassion in world farming. It's about the intensive farming industry and its effects at both a local and international scale. Really well written with an interesting chapter on the role of the vet - obviously some parts are quite biased and sensationalised however it's very thought provoking on the whole. Would def recommend to any aspiring vets interesting in specialising in livestock later on!
    I bought Farmageddon the other day while buying leaving gifts for my teachers but I really couldn't get into it at all. As you say it seemed very biased and in my opinion a lot of it just seemed to be stories of the author going to different places; I thought it could be a lot more concise. I'll give it another go though now that you've recommended it

    Anyone else s***ting themselves about results?!? Keep having vivid dreams (omens?!) featuring my chemistry teacher and dead cats....
    :hugs: I'm not looking forward to it either. I *know* that I've done horrifically in maths (I literally wouldn't be surprised at a U lmao) and, well, we both know how that first biology paper went . I'm just gonna roll with the punches and accept what I've got. Worrying isn't going to help, and moreover I don't think that any of the universities have any set requirements for AS. Liverpool definitely removed the b from their AAAb requirement for our intake
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    :hugs: I'm not looking forward to it either. I *know* that I've done horrifically in maths (I literally wouldn't be surprised at a U lmao) and, well, we both know how that first biology paper went . I'm just gonna roll with the punches and accept what I've got. Worrying isn't going to help, and moreover I don't think that any of the universities have any set requirements for AS. Liverpool definitely removed the b from their AAAb requirement for our intake
    Its definitely the biology and maths which Im worried about - its the paper, not the actual subject that I find hard ... but with chemistry, I found it was the opposite - harder throughout the year, but lovely papers, well as lovely as an exam can get!
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    (Original post by Percival Weasley)
    Its definitely the biology and maths which Im worried about - its the paper, not the actual subject that I find hard ... but with chemistry, I found it was the opposite - harder throughout the year, but lovely papers, well as lovely as an exam can get!
    Are you on OCR Salters B for chemistry by any chance? Because those papers were an absolute dream come true, genuinely the best exams I've ever sat. I thought I'd got full marks in paper 1 until I realised that I goofed and put down that something was ionic rather than covalent :rolleyes: . Paper 2 was a nice surprise as well given that I thought that I would **** it up completely. The terrorism with radioactive substances bit was especially good as one of the people who worked on the Alexander Litvinenko case now works at my school so he'd given us a presentation with loads of cool stuff

    The C2 paper on the other hand made he want to rip out my spleen, but at least I wasn't one of the people that came out of the exam crying, despite answering less than half of the paper
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    HAHHAHA oh god OCR Biology 1....I might go and drown myself in the nearest French lake now....can you accidentally on purpose choke to death on croissants?!

    Ahhhh PW, I could've sent you my copy, it's bloody expensive!! Hope you glean something useful from it! LTC, I do agree, I think it was more of a PR thing for the charity than anything else. It reinforced what many have known for aaages, however it has made me more vigilant when buying meat. Don't automatically think Red Tractor means free range people!! Cause most of the time, it doesn't, sadly.
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    (Original post by ABC05)
    HAHHAHA oh god OCR Biology 1....I might go and drown myself in the nearest French lake now....can you accidentally on purpose choke to death on croissants?!

    Ahhhh PW, I could've sent you my copy, it's bloody expensive!! Hope you glean something useful from it! LTC, I do agree, I think it was more of a PR thing for the charity than anything else. It reinforced what many have known for aaages, however it has made me more vigilant when buying meat. Don't automatically think Red Tractor means free range people!! Cause most of the time, it doesn't, sadly.
    Me before paper 1: I'm not going over Bohr shift because it's Bohr-ing hahaha I'm so witty.
    Me during paper 1: ****

    Don't do that go and play with puppies instead puppies make everything 102% better it's been scientifically proven trust me.

    Yeah, I gave up after the first chapter as I have a few other books that I'd like to read over summer and I just couldn't get on with Farmageddon If I'd realised who the author was then I probably wouldn't have bothered with it but the way my brain works meant that in the store I just kinda went "OK THIS BOOK HAS A COW ON IT I NEED THIS URGENTLY"
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    !!!!! From the RVC's Facey B page:

    Lights, Camera, Action at the RVC! The wait is now over. We’re delighted to announce that the first episode of ‘Young Vets’ will aired on Tuesday 19th August on BBC 2 at 7.00pm.

    ITN has produced a ten-part observational documentary series will follow a group of students during their final year here at the The Royal Veterinary College (RVC).

    The series spans the breadth of the young vets’ last year of study as they get hands-on experience with animals for the first time – from conducting life or death surgery to bringing newborn animals into the world.

    Viewers will see the students in the state-of-the-art RVC veterinary facilities and out on farms, practices and stables across the country. Each episode will combine the progress of the young vets’ training in their final year.

    We’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak preview of all episodes and we’re thrilled with how the show has turned out. The episodes will make you laugh, cry and fill you with joy as you grow attached to our featured students and with the animals that they care for.

    All episodes will be aired at 7.00pm on BBC 2. We would love to hear what you think about the show so keep in touch by tweeting us @royalvetcollege and @animalcaretrust with the hashtag ‪#‎YoungVets‬.

    Televised schedule.
    Episode 1: Tuesday 19/8

    Episode 2: Weds 20/8

    Episode 3: Thurs 21/8

    Episode 4: Fri 22/8

    Week 2.
    Episode 5: Tue 26/8

    Episode 6: Wed 27/8

    Episode 7: Fri 29/8

    Week 3.
    Episode 8: Tuesday 2/9

    Episode 9: Wednesday 3/9

    Episode 10: Thursday 4/9
    I saw them filming this while I was there (it was shortly before graduation) so I'll be very interested to watch this! Just a heads up in case you guys were interested
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Me before paper 1: I'm not going over Bohr shift because it's Bohr-ing hahaha I'm so witty.
    Me during paper 1: F.u.c.k...

    Don't do that go and play with puppies instead puppies make everything 102% better it's been scientifically proven trust me.

    Yeah, I gave up after the first chapter as I have a few other books that I'd like to read over summer and I just couldn't get on with Farmageddon If I'd realised who the author was then I probably wouldn't have bothered with it but the way my brain works meant that in the store I just kinda went "OK THIS BOOK HAS A COW ON IT I NEED THIS URGENTLY"
    Hahahah you witty thing LTC. What even IS Bohr shift....?!?!?! Genuinely forgot what an alkane was the other day....this is not looking good. GOD PUPPIES MOMENTARILY FORGOT ABOUT THEM. I will definitely have to steal a few, I think. Haha I have to confess that I was thinking somewhat along those lines too

    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    !!!!! From the RVC's Facey B page:



    I saw them filming this while I was there (it was shortly before graduation) so I'll be very interested to watch this! Just a heads up in case you guys were interested
    Sooo excited for this! Liked, shared and reblogged....Jesus we're good lil applicants - RVC should just give us places purely for our publicising skills!
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    (Original post by ABC05)
    Hahahah you witty thing LTC. What even IS Bohr shift....?!?!?! Genuinely forgot what an alkane was the other day....this is not looking good. GOD PUPPIES MOMENTARILY FORGOT ABOUT THEM. I will definitely have to steal a few, I think. Haha I have to confess that I was thinking somewhat along those lines too



    Sooo excited for this! Liked, shared and reblogged....Jesus we're good lil applicants - RVC should just give us places purely for our publicising skills!
    I don't know some $hit to do with carriage of carbon dioxide. If I didn't know two months ago when it was important then I ain't gonna know nowwwww.

    I still DEMAND pictures of these puppies btw. In fact smuggle one home for me please and thank you.

    I put it on the 2015 applicants page that's as far as I go but I'm!!!! So!!!! Excited!!!! Ahhhh!!!!

    *Hides because of how bad I am at updating my vetty Tumblr it gets no proper posts any more just $hitty pictures.* Ratpile is totally where it's at guys worst Tumblr blog ever and by worst I mean best because it's comprised of 20% cute animals, 60% SOCIAL JUSTICE WOO and 900% Gorillaz it's perfect
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    When you are logging your WEX how many. Hours count as a day, how many days count as a week? Some places I have been to, their day is only four hours long and then others are like fourteen/fifteen hours, do I class them based on this or do I need a certain amount of hours? Thanks for any reply.


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    When you are logging your WEX how many. Hours count as a day, how many days count as a week? Some places I have been to, their day is only four hours long and then others are like fourteen/fifteen hours, do I class them based on this or do I need a certain amount of hours? Thanks for any reply.


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    I know they class 5 days as a week eg Monday - Friday but I'm not too sure about how many hours a day is! I'd probably say between 5 and 8 hours is one day but I'm not sure


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    (Original post by 0802)
    When you are logging your WEX how many. Hours count as a day, how many days count as a week? Some places I have been to, their day is only four hours long and then others are like fourteen/fifteen hours, do I class them based on this or do I need a certain amount of hours? Thanks for any reply.


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    Generally, 8 hours is one day, and five working days is one week. So one week is 40 hours.

    If a day is only slightly under 8 hours (say at least 6), then I'd count it as a full day. If it's quite a lot shorter then I'd count the hours, then divide by 8 to give days (especially if this was for a long term placement, e.g. watching consults after school every week).

    If you work for more than 8 hours in a single day, then I wouldn't count it as more than one day. E.g., a 8:00am-8:00pm shift at a vet's isn't 1.5 days, it's only 1.

    At least that's how I do it
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Generally, 8 hours is one day, and five working days is one week. So one week is 40 hours.

    If a day is only slightly under 8 hours (say at least 6), then I'd count it as a full day. If it's quite a lot shorter then I'd count the hours, then divide by 8 to give days (especially if this was for a long term placement, e.g. watching consults after school every week).

    If you work for more than 8 hours in a single day, then I wouldn't count it as more than one day. E.g., a 8:00am-8:00pm shift at a vet's isn't 1.5 days, it's only 1.

    At least that's how I do it
    Ok thanks this is very useful!


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    Lol modded for swear filter avoidance yolo swag


    Did anybody watch Operation Wild this evening? Again it was really interesting; they had eye surgery on an orang-utan and a skin graft on a rhino, among other things. Well worth watching

    I was wondering if you guys had any thoughts on the procedure they did to the first rhino? For those who haven't watched it, the vets anaethatised the animal, drilled a hole into its horn and filled it full of red dye. The dye is harmless to the rhino, but toxic to humans, so should the horn be removed it will be worthless to poachers, who will be unable to sell it for consumption. The dye also shows up in airport scanners in the event that anybody attempts to export the horn. Now, I'm no expert and I realise this , but in my opinion the task seems pointless as the dye isn't visible from the outside. From what I could see, the vets only put duct tape on the horn, which I'd imagine would eventually rub/fall off. By the time poachers cut off the horn and realise that the dye is there, it will be too late. The rhino will be dead, and now the poachers will have to kill another one in order to make their money. I'd like to think that the poachers aren't just malicious people hell-bent on driving rhinos to extinction. I'd prefer to believe that they only do it because they need to. I know nothing about the economic climates and career prospects in far away countries, but if people are killing rhinos because its their only means of supporting themselves, then that's a justification for it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning their actions, it's still disgusting and deplorable, I'm merely saying that it's understandable. In my eyes the dye seems pointless, as it only serves a purpose after a rhino is dead, by which time it is too late. I'd honestly prefer it if people could make money from it so that the animal didn't have to be killed for nothing.

    Just my two cents anyway
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    Okay this is going to sound super duper lame or whatever but seeing as results day is tomorrow I just wanted to wish people the best of luck. I sincerely hope that everybody gets the grades that they want, and if you don't, remember that it's not the end of the world. Resits exist (I'm certainly expecting at least one really awful result myself!). Everybody on here has worked so hard this year, both academically and in other ways, such as towards work experience. There are people on here that I genuinely consider to be friends and I'm so unbelievably proud of every one of you.
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    Hi guys! I haven't posted on here before but I have been following the thread thought now I've got the results I need (from Scotland so got them last week) I can apply so thought I'd appear on here as hearing from people going through similar stuff to you is reassuring- didn't post earlier as I knew id get distracted too much before exams! But I just wanted to wish you all good luck as I realise how nervous you must be today but you will do just fine! also just wondered if any of you have started your personal statement?
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    I didn't get the results that I need to get into veterinary medicine but I was planning on resitting because I wasn't far off... Is anybody else having trouble finding somewhere who will let them take their resits?


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    I didn't get the results that I need to get into veterinary medicine but I was planning on resitting because I wasn't far off... Is anybody else having trouble finding somewhere who will let them take their resits?


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    Sorry to hear you missed your grades. How far off are you? It might be worth going for remarks if you're very close.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Sorry to hear you missed your grades. How far off are you? It might be worth going for remarks if you're very close.
    I was 8 UMS off for maths and 10 ums off the A for biology.


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    I was 8 UMS off for maths and 10 ums off the A for biology.


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    It would be a long shot (they tend to move no more than 5 UMS either way), but if you wanted to give it a try you could, provided you were happy to pay for it.
 
 
 
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