Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    I'm interested in applying for veterinary science. I was hoping those who have studied or are currently studying veterinary science can shed some light on whether or not there is an occupational health check at the beginning of the course. Thank you!
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    Yes there is, but it's not bad under the veterinary surgeons act you have to be able to perform emergency treatment on any animal of its needed, so one reason they carry it out is to make sure you don't have a physical condition which would affect this. It's also in case you have any learning difficulties eg. Dyslexia or mental health issues; this is just so they can point you in the right direction of which services to use at uni quite often they'll also let you know about counselling, eating disorder help etc. Once you're at uni, even if you've never expressed a need for it
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LittleRed110)
    I'm interested in applying for veterinary science. I was hoping those who have studied or are currently studying veterinary science can shed some light on whether or not there is an occupational health check at the beginning of the course. Thank you!
    Each of the universities handle it differently. At Liverpool you have to fill in a form, and it has to be signed by your GP. They have to do this as you have to be fit to practice.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by LittleRed110)
    I'm interested in applying for veterinary science. I was hoping those who have studied or are currently studying veterinary science can shed some light on whether or not there is an occupational health check at the beginning of the course. Thank you!

    Just to let you know there are various vet students on the course who have suffered or suffer from learning difficulties, physical health and mental health problems so it won't necessarily preclude your entry! x
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.