There is a lot of advice on here for applicants and potential vet students, both young and old. However I thought it might be nice to try a thread that current vet students can pass on 'advice' down to the new cohort of vet students.
A 'hand me down' of tips.
What sort of things did you wish you had known before you started?
or things you regretted?
This thread can contain anything, from studying, general tips, to wishing you'd bought better wellies!
- Although I'm not at vet school yet, my advice is to check your work placements are willing to provide references after your placement. Before I applied I had 8 weeks at a small animal vet practice near me, and when it came to my reference their company policy was to only provide a reference that stated dates. They couldn't provide me with one that mentioned anything about me personally or what they had thought, not in writing anyway ( they were willing to provide a verbal character reference) - this policy even applied to staff. Luckily my other references were amazing, but it could have really affected my application.
What can be done to close the gap?