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    Work Experience Requirements for Liverpool Vet School:

    For 2018 entry, they need a minimum of 5 weeks work experience (3 weeks husbandry, 2 weeks clinical)...This guidance document, which is on their website, has more information:

    https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/li...2018,entry.pdf
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    (Original post by crowleybeans)
    Hello! I was wondering if you happened to take a gap year before you applied for uni? I'm in year 12 and I'm supposed to apply for uni in October this year, but i dont have any work experience and I know how important it is for vet degrees.. I managed to get a 2 week placement at a vets over the summer and volunteer work at weekends at a stables, but apart from that I dont have anything else. Would you advise I take a gap year to build up my experience? Any advice is appreciated.. thank you!
    I decided late I wanted to do vet med and I did ALL my work experience over the summer and continued it right up until the deadline and even after the deadline (so incase I didn't get any interview etc I would have enough to apply for the year after).

    -Two weeks in vets (2 mixed)
    -Two weeks milking
    -Two/three weeks at RDA
    -I also held a job at a pet shop for a year
    -1 day lab work experience
    -A few days in an animal sanctuary

    I actually continued milking after the deadline and have about 12 weeks built up lol I stopped back in January.

    I currently have 3 offers for vet med
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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    You could do some dairy if necessary as that's the only thing I can see that's missing. The number of weeks only matters when it comes to applying to Liverpool, the rest aren't overly fussed about work experience and they only ask that you have the minimum which is something like 5 weeks. Posted from TSR Mobile
    Thanks Lizzie, I have been looking for a dairy placement for a while now but they seem impossible to find, especially with accommodation. :/ but hopefully I'll manage to arrange something before October
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    (Original post by Banana fana)
    I decided late I wanted to do vet med and I did ALL my work experience over the summer and continued it right up until the deadline and even after the deadline (so incase I didn't get any interview etc I would have enough to apply for the year after).

    -Two weeks in vets (2 mixed)
    -Two weeks milking
    -Two/three weeks at RDA
    -I also held a job at a pet shop for a year
    -1 day lab work experience
    -A few days in an animal sanctuary

    I actually continued milking after the deadline and have about 12 weeks built up lol I stopped back in January.

    I currently have 3 offers for vet med
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    Which lab did you do your placement at? I would really love to do a day or two at some point but can't find any labs!
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    (Original post by idree5)
    Which lab did you do your placement at? I would really love to do a day or two at some point but can't find any labs!
    I did mine at agri-food and biosciences institute (afbi) - its a veterinary science lab with other labs etc. (afbi is based jn Norrthern Ireland but there is similar in England - check out places that do pathology etc)!
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    (Original post by idree5)
    Which lab did you do your placement at? I would really love to do a day or two at some point but can't find any labs!
    Nationwide labs might be a good path lab to use. Started my work experience there today and it's great.
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    (Original post by idree5)
    Which lab did you do your placement at? I would really love to do a day or two at some point but can't find any labs!
    I've got one booked for axiom labs which is a vet lab, based in Dorset, I don't know what it will be like yet but looking forward to it!
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    So far I have got:

    1 week small animal practice
    1 week equine
    1 week kennels and cattery
    2 day veterinary pathology lab
    Current ongoing work experience a petting zoo

    To get:
    Large animal practice
    Dairy farm
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    Does anyone have any websites or contacts for a large animal vet practise near or around south London. Its the only bit of work experience I have left to sort. I can't seem to find any near by on Google. Any replies will be greatly appreciated!
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    (Original post by idree5)
    Does anyone have any websites or contacts for a large animal vet practise near or around south London. Its the only bit of work experience I have left to sort. I can't seem to find any near by on Google. Any replies will be greatly appreciated!
    http://www.rcvs.org.uk/find-a-vet/se...ch&search=true
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    Hi !! I'm also planning to apply for vet med this year. I'm taking biology, chemistry , maths and computing AS level this year.
    I'm aiming to apply to RVC, Liverpool, Surrey, Bristol

    Work experience wise I have
    4 weeks - equestrian centre
    3 weeks - Large Animals
    1 day/night - Lambing

    Planned -
    1 week SA vets
    2 weeks - Zoo
    2 weeks - Equine vets
    1 week - Equine
    I'm also planning to get a week at least at a local rescue centre or kennels

    Has anyone else applied to the pre vet summer school at RVC ?
    I am slightly worried about my GCSE English Language B and Literature C, I have the minimum requirement for Language will this be okay ?

    Hope everyone's revision is going okay
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    Anyone at the RVC open day tomorrow?

    I will be there. In a kangaroo onesie potentially. We'll see
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    Pics or it didn't happen
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Anyone at the RVC open day tomorrow?

    I will be there. In a kangaroo onesie potentially. We'll see
    Hey I was there, I think I might have talked to you towards the end of the day about drama clubs in the Camden Campus? Were you part of the zoological society?
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    (Original post by -nightfury-)
    Hey I was there, I think I might have talked to you towards the end of the day about drama clubs in the Camden Campus? Were you part of the zoological society?
    I don't remember that specific conversation (sorry, there were a lot of people there! ), but yes I am in ZooSoc I was in the Camden Campus room with all the whiteboards with pictures
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    I don't remember that specific conversation (sorry, there were a lot of people there! ), but yes I am in ZooSoc I was in the Camden Campus room with all the whiteboards with pictures
    I wandered in that room, just had a nosy. Might look at the Camden campus as I really don't like London, but I may be swayed by the campus.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    I don't remember that specific conversation (sorry, there were a lot of people there! ), but yes I am in ZooSoc I was in the Camden Campus room with all the whiteboards with pictures
    No worries it was super busy! But yes can confirm for the others you were in a kangaroo onesie aha

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    Anyone going the Liverpool open day on the 24th and in Group 1???
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    when I was at the Cambridge open day I was talking to a lecturer and he offered me a few days of work experience with him at the referral hospital and said I could stay over at one of the colleges
    it sounded AMAZING at the time but now I'm questioning whether it's worth it :/
    it's a 3 hour journey and I'm guessing I'd have to pay for the accommodation, would I be better off just going to a normal vet that's closer to me??
 
 
 
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