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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Out of interest, at what stage did you guys (people already at uni ) start attending open days? I on Facebook that there's a few open days at the RVC coming up, but it's still really early and I don't think I'll go this year.
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    i personally started in year 12. i didn't want to go very early in case they changed the curriculum,etc so that what i heard in their talks would no longer be relevant but i didn't want to go in year 13 either because applications need to be in by 15th october but many of the open days are around that date and i'd rather be focusing on perfecting my ps than running around the country!
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Rabbits are seen as an easy pet to look after unfortunately. I wouldn't say they are suitable for young children at all. It's good that the rabbit has a loving home now though.


    I sure hope so!

    Out of interest, at what stage did you guys (people already at uni ) start attending open days? I on Facebook that there's a few open days at the RVC coming up, but it's still really early and I don't think I'll go this year.
    Year 12. I only went to liverpool and nottingham though. Others were too far and cost too much money.
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    Remember the Personal Statement Help Service. on here when you all apply. We offer tonnes of very good advice. Some applicants have shocking ones to begin with.
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    (Original post by SilverstarDJ)
    I went to open days in year 12 I think. I felt it was really useful to see the place and talk to students - in fact I was unsure whether to apply to Liv, and only did so after visiting an open day and now would not like to be anywhere else
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    ^
    i personally started in year 12. i didn't want to go very early in case they changed the curriculum,etc so that what i heard in their talks would no longer be relevant but i didn't want to go in year 13 either because applications need to be in by 15th october but many of the open days are around that date and i'd rather be focusing on perfecting my ps than running around the country!
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    Year 12. I only went to liverpool and nottingham though. Others were too far and cost too much money.
    Thanks


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    Remember the Personal Statement Help Service. on here when you all apply. We offer tonnes of very good advice. Some applicants have shocking ones to begin with.
    I have every intention of using that when the time comes :yep:. I'd better get a load of interesting things to write about first though .
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Guess who just got 9 more days of wex booked :awesome:

    Now I'm desperate for one more day because then it will be 10 days which is two working weeks. Doing 1.8 weeks just looks so messy
    Cool! where you doing it?


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    I think I'll go to open days this year and next as it does appear to be the optimum time to do it


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    Caninevet- you want to do dogs I take it? What interests you most so far?
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    (Original post by skatealexia)
    Caninevet- you want to do dogs I take it? What interests you most so far?
    What gave it away? :P Yeah, undoubtedly dogs have remained my favourite throughout my life however I am still unsure what I would like to specialise in when I am older. I would like deal with small domestics like dogs and cats however I wouldnt want to be restricted in this if you know what I mean? I do like large animals - my work on a dairy farm has increased my interest for cows - and I have done some equine husbandry work (no veterinary as of yet ) which I did enjoy What about you? Have you decided what you would like to do once you leave uni


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    (Original post by CanineVet)
    What gave it away? :P Yeah, undoubtedly dogs have remained my favourite throughout my life however I am still unsure what I would like to specialise in when I am older. I would like deal with small domestics like dogs and cats however I wouldnt want to be restricted in this if you know what I mean? I do like large animals - my work on a dairy farm has increased my interest for cows - and I have done some equine husbandry work (no veterinary as of yet ) which I did enjoy What about you? Have you decided what you would like to do once you leave uni


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    I do like cows, but my main focus will be dogs etc small animal. The side I'd want to focus on with cows wouldn't be viable and I'm not really interested with the TB testing etc x
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    (Original post by skatealexia)
    Remember the Personal Statement Help Service. on here when you all apply. We offer tonnes of very good advice. Some applicants have shocking ones to begin with.
    Can definitely vouch for this, I'm a 2013 applicant and the advice was very useful, far better than my teacher could give me! when my teacher saw my finalised statement he said it was one of the best he'd ever seen, so definitely go for it! Obviously they can't write it for you, but they can advise on what to cut out, expand on etc. Happy customer!

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    Generally open days are best in year 12. Different places have them different times of year, but you generally want to go to them all pre applying (so if you will be starting vet school in sept 2015, that means applying by oct 2014), so open days autumn 2013/springsummer 2014.

    eg: RVC has their open day may, so you would be ok to wait for 2014 for that - and will probably know a bit mroe about what q's you want to ask etc then, rather than going to far in advance.
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    (Original post by BeHappy)
    Can definitely vouch for this, I'm a 2013 applicant and the advice was very useful, far better than my teacher could give me! when my teacher saw my finalised statement he said it was one of the best he'd ever seen, so definitely go for it! Obviously they can't write it for you, but they can advise on what to cut out, expand on etc. Happy customer!

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    Thanks, means a lot
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    (Original post by CanineVet)
    Cool! where you doing it?
    Urban farm again :yep:


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    eg: RVC has their open day may, so you would be ok to wait for 2014 for that - and will probably know a bit mroe about what q's you want to ask etc then, rather than going to far in advance.
    That's true, thanks for the advice!
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    Thanks




    I have every intention of using that when the time comes :yep:. I'd better get a load of interesting things to write about first though .
    Same here :yep:
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    So.... *attempts to liven up quiet thread *

    What is everyone's opinion on the badger cull?
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    Hopefully this has attached my lectures on it from this year. Too tired to put my opinion down :P.
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    (Original post by skatealexia)
    Hopefully this has attached my lectures on it from this year. Too tired to put my opinion down :P.
    Oh wow, those are really interesting, thanks! I had no idea the disease was so widespread. :eek:

    You realise that now I'm going to have to spend the rest of my evening trying to fathom out what half of that means? Spoligotype? Granulomatous? Mediastinal? Wikipedia ahoy! :lol:
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    (Original post by skatealexia)
    Hopefully this has attached my lectures on it from this year. Too tired to put my opinion down :P.
    Oooh those look good! That's my pre-bed reading sorted for the night!


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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Oh wow, those are really interesting, thanks! I had no idea the disease was so widespread. :eek:

    You realise that now I'm going to have to spend the rest of my evening trying to fathom out what half of that means? Spoligotype? Granulomatous? Mediastinal? Wikipedia ahoy! :lol:
    If you get stuck on any just ask . I can generally explain it better than wikipedia I think which makes it too complicated!

    Spoligotype= changes in the brain parenchyma (tissue). The cells (I think) get little vaculoes in them (so imagine a cell under a microscope with a massive white hole in the middle dilating it) and thats what that means . Spongiform means spongiosis which means accumulation of fluid within the cell. Fluid doesn't stain microscopically leading to those white spaces.

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rc...64034886825030

    See white spaces in that link
    Granulomatous= a type of inflammation. Granulomatous refers to the inflammation composing mainly of white blood cells (leucocytes) which are macrophages. It refers to the predominant infiltrate (infiltrates the tissues in inflammation).
    Mediastinum. I have to remember my anatomy. I think its the pleural space between the lungs. Erm. Diagram. Wikipedia explains it quite well in this instance.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Oh wow, those are really interesting, thanks! I had no idea the disease was so widespread. :eek:

    You realise that now I'm going to have to spend the rest of my evening trying to fathom out what half of that means? Spoligotype? Granulomatous? Mediastinal? Wikipedia ahoy! :lol:
    Spongliotype - the type of pattern it forms in the brain. It refers to the microscope look of the big white vacuoles which is accumulation of fluid distending the cells. (I might have nicked this definition from skatealexia herself )

    Granulomatous - means covered in granulommas. Which is when macrophages (a type of White blood cell) surrounds something, usually pathogen (a disease causing organism). The macrophages combine together to form a langhans cell. They surround and in effect lock away the pathogen.They are then surrounded by T cells. Over time granulommas can build up to be truly huge - not good in the lungs etc! Quite often the become necrotic (stuff dies) and then the pathogen gets set free.

    Mediastinal - the gap between the two lungs - where the heart sits pretty much

    Edit: She got there before me
 
 
 
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