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    (Original post by CanineVet)
    Hey guys, on holiday at the moment and struggling to find wifi so I may be unable to post often . My results day is in 6 days! Oh god! I want it to come sooner yet not at all :lol:!
    Enjoying yourself? Good luck for results day, I know you've done exceptionally!
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    Do you think PTS would ever be something that a work experience student of our age would see? Just pondering. Posted from TSR Mobile
    Yeah sure . I've seen one before that the owners didn't want to see. It is just as Tails said but this was a smallish cat so it just got an intravenous injection. It isn't as upsetting as I had initially thought - quite peaceful actually.
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    Ah right- just thought they might think it was too 'distressing' for us lol. Does it sound really morbid and weird that I'd quite like to see one?


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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Enjoying yourself? Good luck for results day, I know you've done exceptionally!
    I tried to quote your last quote of me the other day but it won't let me . I'm not ignoring you I promise !!

    Oh stop it you! I think I have done exceptionally awful to be honest... I doubt I have even attained a credit grade for art - I hope the unis don't mind . I have absolutely no doubt that you've got amazing grades! Tell me how you get on! I feel sorry that you have to wait more than 3 more weeks!

    Yup! I'm not mwi (do you southerners say that?) I promise!!! :lol: Going to the water park on Friday so I'll need to post a video of me going down a slide to make you lot well jell like . The amount of parrots I have seen being put on people's shoulders is unreal - it actually annoys me a bit, putting parrots on people's shoulders all day, everyday under the intense sun. Anyhoo, I'll need to bring you back a cheap bead "friendship bracelet" that are like everywhere ahaha!
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    (Original post by ABC05)
    Ah right- just thought they might think it was too 'distressing' for us lol. Does it sound really morbid and weird that I'd quite like to see one?


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    Yes you're a freak.

    Kidding , no it is actually quite interesting. If you ever get the chance when the owner doesn't want to be with their pet you should try and see it!
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Yeah, why not? I've seen a few. There's not much too see to be honest, they just put the IV line in if they can, inject, wait a few seconds and use a stethoscope to check for a pulse. That's about it. It's very quick.
    The one i saw was on a horse. They did that and then shot it in the head to make sure it was definitely dead. (Old fashioned vet)
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    (Original post by CanineVet)



    Hola! I am a Scottish applicant too . Lambing tends to be late Winter/early Spring. I've done it the last few years but this year I just done it at the weekends and used my week for studying. I have a dairy contact so I could give you one but I can't give it until I get back next week as for some reason PMs don't work on my phone. I can't guarantee you'll get some WEx straight away because I go every Saturday but you may get another day perhaps? I'll also be happy to review your letter if you like since I have wrote like a million this past year aha!
    Thank you, that would all be great! I was thinking maybe Sundays for the dairy farm.



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    (Original post by ABC05)
    Do you think PTS would ever be something that a work experience student of our age would see? Just pondering.


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    It will often vary case to case, vet to vet. Some might be concerned about how a work experience student will react - particulary if it was someone who hadn't been there for many days, they didn't know what they were like etc.

    Also, some cases can end up very upsetting, depending on the circumstances - I've been very nearly in tears in some PTS's - and sometimes that would be ok - the owner would appreciate knowing you cared etc, and other times it would be inappropriate. It varies so much between cases. As a final year vet student, I still get asked sometimes if I can not come into a consult, or to leave one, that turns out to be a PTS and the vet thinks it will be easier/less stressful for the owner etc, with less people there.

    So don't be offended if you are asked to leave the room - more often than not, this is for the owners benefit, not that the vet thinks you can't handle it.
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    (Original post by ABC05)
    Ah right- just thought they might think it was too 'distressing' for us lol. Does it sound really morbid and weird that I'd quite like to see one?
    I think Kookabura hit the nail on the head here. I was asked to leave the room for the first PTS I saw during my current placement because the owner was clearly very distressed (and, to be fair, I think that when the owner is upset it makes it harder for onlookers to watch as well. I haven't cried at one (yet?!), but it has been tricky to maintain composure at times). You're right that it's a worthwhile thing to see, though. Emotionally it's going to be one of the hardest things vets have to do, and the sooner you can learn to accept that the better.

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    I tried to quote your last quote of me the other day but it won't let me . I'm not ignoring you I promise !!

    Oh stop it you! I think I have done exceptionally awful to be honest... I doubt I have even attained a credit grade for art - I hope the unis don't mind . I have absolutely no doubt that you've got amazing grades! Tell me how you get on! I feel sorry that you have to wait more than 3 more weeks!

    Yup! I'm not mwi (do you southerners say that?) I promise!!! :lol: Going to the water park on Friday so I'll need to post a video of me going down a slide to make you lot well jell like . The amount of parrots I have seen being put on people's shoulders is unreal - it actually annoys me a bit, putting parrots on people's shoulders all day, everyday under the intense sun. Anyhoo, I'll need to bring you back a cheap bead "friendship bracelet" that are like everywhere ahaha!
    Nonsense . You've done brilliantly, deal with it :hand: . I flunked art too, and Tiffanya said that she disliked the subject, we should start a club or something . But yeah, in the grand scheme of things it isn't going to make a difference We'll just need to focus on our Highers/A-Levs next year :yep:

    MWI???? No, I've never heard that expression before I've seen a fair few birds as well (none of them healthy ) Someone had a budgie that kept flying off and landing on my head . The vet I'm with actually specialises in avian surgery, so it's been very interesting


    EDIT: On an unrelated note would anyone be pissed off if I resurrected a really old thread?
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    I'm actually getting really worried about results day now I really don't want to have to retake anything...
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    Are the GCSE-grades really important? I have only checked Edinburgh and Liverpool, but they seem to only care about physics, maths and English?

    I imagine all of you have done a lot better than you think!

    PTS is that "put to sleep"?
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    (Original post by Tyri)
    Are the GCSE-grades really important? I have only checked Edinburgh and Liverpool, but they seem to only care about physics, maths and English?

    I imagine all of you have done a lot better than you think!

    PTS is that "put to sleep"?
    Well most of the unis ask for 5 As including science, and I'm assuming that you all are really confident at getting As or even A*s in science whereas I'm borderline A/B so I'm really nervous as it could go either way. So i would have to retake next Year, meaning even more work. And yes PTS means put to sleep.


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    (Original post by ABC05)
    Well most of the unis ask for 5 As including science, and I'm assuming that you all are really confident at getting As or even A*s in science whereas I'm borderline A/B so I'm really nervous as it could go either way. So i would have to retake next Year, meaning even more work. And yes PTS means put to sleep.


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    I sat my highers this year and I can safely say I am not confident that I got five A's, let alone A*'s. I'm borderline too though, especially for maths. Either just scraped an A or missed it by a mark


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    (Original post by chaarlotte)
    I sat my highers this year and I can safely say I am not confident that I got five A's, let alone A*'s. I'm borderline too though, especially for maths. Either just scraped an A or missed it by a mark


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    That's exactly how I feel! Good to know there's someone in a similar position. Sometimes I wonder why I'm doing all this work experience, if I don't get the grades....I don't know.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Nonsense . You've done brilliantly, deal with it :hand: . I flunked art too, and Tiffanya said that she disliked the subject, we should start a club or something . But yeah, in the grand scheme of things it isn't going to make a difference We'll just need to focus on our Highers/A-Levs next year :yep:

    MWI???? No, I've never heard that expression before I've seen a fair few birds as well (none of them healthy ) Someone had a budgie that kept flying off and landing on my head . The vet I'm with actually specialises in avian surgery, so it's been very interesting


    EDIT: On an unrelated note would anyone be pissed off if I resurrected a really old thread?
    I feel so scared. The problem is that I'd be screwed since you cannot retake SGs up here and the unis don't sympathise with retaking highers for some reason. Four days....... FOUR DAYS..... I'm definitely going to study much harder next year!

    The "We All Hate Art & It Is a Pointless & Useless Subject Society" will be ready shortly.

    Mwi = "Mad Wae (with) It" i.e. drunken and disorderly . Must be a scottish colloquialism then. I am shocked I have seen people our age on Facebook putting statuses about them getting served shots and alcohol abroad which isn't legal... Tut tut ! Ooo, I have never seen any avian nor exotic work before but there is a specialist a few miles from me... I might be contacting them soon! Aww that's cute!

    Make a new one ya mean? Yeah, you should - it looks fun!
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    Second last day of exotics vet today :cry: . There wasn't even any surgery today... boo! The vet did teach me a lot about masticatory myositis and spondylosis which was intersting . I'm glad I've been making notes... although I think I may have gone a bit OTT... 84 pages is a bit excessive :lol:

    (Original post by ABC05)
    I'm actually getting really worried about results day now I really don't want to have to retake anything...
    :jumphug: You've done fine. Worrying isn't going to change anything. Even ***if*** some of your grades are below what you're expecting it's not the end of the world. GCSEs will be virtually valueless once our A-Levels are done


    (Original post by Tyri)
    Are the GCSE-grades really important? I have only checked Edinburgh and Liverpool, but they seem to only care about physics, maths and English?

    I imagine all of you have done a lot better than you think!

    PTS is that "put to sleep"?
    Off the top of my head, RVC want 5 A/A*s and Liverpool want at least 10 points, where A*= 2 points and A = 1 point (don't quote me on that, though). As long as you get the basics (A/A*s in maths and sciences) you'll be fine


    (Original post by CanineVet)
    I feel so scared. The problem is that I'd be screwed since you cannot retake SGs up here and the unis don't sympathise with retaking highers for some reason. Four days....... FOUR DAYS..... I'm definitely going to study much harder next year!

    The "We All Hate Art & It Is a Pointless & Useless Subject Society" will be ready shortly.

    Mwi = "Mad Wae (with) It" i.e. drunken and disorderly . Must be a scottish colloquialism then. I am shocked I have seen people our age on Facebook putting statuses about them getting served shots and alcohol abroad which isn't legal... Tut tut ! Ooo, I have never seen any avian nor exotic work before but there is a specialist a few miles from me... I might be contacting them soon! Aww that's cute!

    Make a new one ya mean? Yeah, you should - it looks fun!
    Ditto that, I'm so annoyed that I wasted the past two years, both in terms of exams and work experience. Next year will be different, I'm adamant.

    Woo, best society ever :yep:

    I have genuinely never heard that before :lol: . I was going to go to Switzerland (where the drinking age is 16 ) this summer with the Explorers, but decided against it because it would mean being away on results day.

    I meant just post in the old one , but I'll make a new one if people want
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    (Original post by ABC05)
    That's exactly how I feel! Good to know there's someone in a similar position. Sometimes I wonder why I'm doing all this work experience, if I don't get the grades....I don't know.
    So you sat highers this year? I swear I was the only one who wasn't doing GCSE/SG here :P I know, I've booked 2 weeks wex starting on Monday and results day in Tuesday... And to think that my school know I'm screwed already makes me feel rubbish aha


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    (Original post by chaarlotte)
    So you sat highers this year? I swear I was the only one who wasn't doing GCSE/SG here :P I know, I've booked 2 weeks wex starting on Monday and results day in Tuesday... And to think that my school know I'm screwed already makes me feel rubbish aha


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    No I'm talking about my gcse results lol, sorry! Don't even know what highers are :P


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    Writing cover letters < everything :sigh:



    (Original post by ABC05)
    No I'm talking about my gcse results lol, sorry! Don't even know what highers are :P
    Highers are Scottish examinations. They're equivalent to our A Levels, with 'standards' being their replacement for GCSEs

    (Or so I think?! )
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    Ohh. Thanks LTC!! Good luck with the cover letter writing


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