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    Heyaa,

    (I'm not sure where to post this so hopefully it's okay here)

    Next year I'm taking Biology, Chemistry and Maths. I'm thinking of applying to uni and doing Veterinary Medicine. I've researched it and seen that you need a lot of work experience. I'm going into Year 12 in September, so I hope I haven't left it too late.

    Anywayy, I wouldn't be doing work experience in conjuction with my school so I'd be sorting it out! I did work experience last year but it wasn't anything that would count as experience for Veterinary Medicine. Anywhoo, I was jus wondering if I needed certain paperwork for work experience? I'm really not sure!

    Also, should I email certain vets and farmers or should I call them up? What should I say? Would I mention my grades? Sorry guys I'm really inexperienced with this stuff! All help is really appreciated!
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    Hi there,

    This thread has lots of really useful information on veterinary work experience. That covers most of the most common queries

    If you're not applying for work experience independent of your school (as most of it should be), you don't need any specific paperwork to apply. Every establishment will have their own way of arranging placements, but in general you should either email (vets, kennels, labs etc) or call (what I recommend for farms). After your placement is finished it's a good idea to get a reference if possible. You don't need them for every placement you do, but at the least I would recommend getting them from a small animal vet, large animal vet, kennels/cattery/animal shelter, stable, and a commercial farm of sorts.

    You should explain why you want to go and what you'd hope/expect to do. Briefly mention any previous/relevant experience if you have any (for my first placements I just mentioned that I had pets). No real need to mention grades unless they specifically ask for them; perhaps just mention that so far you're on track for applying to vet med. At the end of an email give your phone number/any other contact details in case that's more convenient for them.

    Best of luck with getting placements And it's not too late at all, although you will have to use your time wisely now.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Hi there,

    This thread has lots of really useful information on veterinary work experience. That covers most of the most common queries

    If you're not applying for work experience independent of your school (as most of it should be), you don't need any specific paperwork to apply. Every establishment will have their own way of arranging placements, but in general you should either email (vets, kennels, labs etc) or call (what I recommend for farms). After your placement is finished it's a good idea to get a reference if possible. You don't need them for every placement you do, but at the least I would recommend getting them from a small animal vet, large animal vet, kennels/cattery/animal shelter, stable, and a commercial farm of sorts.

    You should explain why you want to go and what you'd hope/expect to do. Briefly mention any previous/relevant experience if you have any (for my first placements I just mentioned that I had pets). No real need to mention grades unless they specifically ask for them; perhaps just mention that so far you're on track for applying to vet med. At the end of an email give your phone number/any other contact details in case that's more convenient for them.

    Best of luck with getting placements And it's not too late at all, although you will have to use your time wisely now.
    OMG thank you so much! I'll start writing to some vets now! I really appreciate this! Thank you!
 
 
 
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