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    Hi everyone!

    I'm applying as a graduate to vet med in 2008 and have just organised a week at Leahurst in September. Can anyone fill me in on the kind of things I'll be doing/watching while I'm there, or have any tips, like what to wear etc?! Also, will the students be back by then (24th Sept)?

    Thanks,

    Claire

    P.s. Well done to everyone who got their results yesterday!
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    (Original post by claire_r83)
    Hi everyone!

    I'm applying as a graduate to vet med in 2008 and have just organised a week at Leahurst in September. Can anyone fill me in on the kind of things I'll be doing/watching while I'm there, or have any tips, like what to wear etc?! Also, will the students be back by then (24th Sept)?

    Thanks,

    Claire

    P.s. Well done to everyone who got their results yesterday!
    I went there for work experience- its fantastic!! You'll learn loads- you basically go round watching all the treatments that they're doing and because its a referral practise you get loads of unusual cases- it really interesting! They let me sit and watch colic surgeries, nerve blocks, orthopeadic surgeries- everything and anything!! There is also a pig and lamb farm onsite so you'll probably work there for a day, and a farm practice- they take you out on visits to local farms and also have a surgery that you can watch too! And now they have a small animal place too, but that wasn't there when I visited so I dunno if you'll be going in there or not!! If you can try and get to watch the night emergencies- ask if they'll ring you when one comes in- you'll end up shattered but the best cases usually come in then!!

    Its also v.sad sometimes- lots of cases gone too far and need putting down, be prepared for that!!

    The students will be knocking about probably, and its initiation at the end of the week, dunno if you'll see that, mwa hahahaa!

    As for clothing- I just wore casual stuff that was comfy and I wasn't too arsed about getting dirty! You'll have a great time!!
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    Thanks for all your replies! I think I'm at the equine hospital but not 100% sure - I'm being sent an info pack in the post which might explain things. Will I need to provide my own overalls/riggerboots or do they have some you can borrow?

    Also, what does initiation involve?! Sounds v scary from how you're all talking about it!
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    k guys you are seriously worrying me about initiation- I'm getting too old for this! haha..22 and grey already...any hints tips/people to avoid!!!!!:p:
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    I've got three days organised at Leahurst in September too!
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    i want to go to leahurst but they dont have accomodation
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    Right...note to self...AVOID anyone called Lucy as she is obviously evil to freshers!:eek:
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    uh oh im worried now lol! But also very very excited!
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    oh god you don't make them drink animal piss do you?! Anyway Im going to Lh on 29th-31st August, cant wait!
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    ewwwwwwwww
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    (Original post by Mad Prospective Vet)
    Right...note to self...AVOID anyone called Lucy as she is obviously evil to freshers!:eek:
    Mwahahahahaa... revenge (on inocent freshers) is sweet :angel: :nuts: theres quite a few Lucy's so you'll be avoiding a fair few people- its probably best to avoid the most drunk person their :p:

    And back to Leahurst- they had spares to borrow whilst I was there and they were a bit big but fine to use- theres lots of sizes, if I remember correctly everything you need to know is i n great detail in the info pack!!

    And which mongoloid put initiation on an open day?? Seriously... do they want to put people off forever!!!
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    my names lucy be glad im not on the course AHAHAHAHAAAA
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    Leahurst was good but it was very quiet when i went - I must be cursed cause I always get w.e on quiet days. I liked the pig farm a lot too!
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    Leahurst is amazing I did 2 weeks with the farm vets which was fab. 1 day at equine and 1 day in the new small animal hospital. They are all amazin. Farm u need to wear waterproofs, equine they give you a boiler suit and small animal black suit trousers and any top. HAVE FUN!!!
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    yeah I got a blue boiler suit. did you go to the farm animal hospital or the pig farm? whats the small animals like?
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    i went to leahurst bout 5 weeks ago

    was brilliant

    they had me ona rota thing so i spent one day at equine, a day at smallies day at farm, day at animal husbandary an finally another day at equine

    it was great tho
    really interesting

    get in and watch a colic op. theyre amazing

    animal husbandary was the best, tht was all hands on they had me tackling sheep all day in the blazing sun. helping with vaccinations and feet clippin etc.
    theyre lovely people there and will help you with anything you want.
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    argh i want to go there!
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    I'm going to be there soon

    Do they let vet students stay to do work exp in their holidays?

    EDIT: Sorry make that first year vet students lol
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    the animal husbandry dudes were really nice I agree
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    What is the animal husbandry - is that the farm itself where they have pigs, sheep etc? What kind of stuff do you get to see/do there?
 
 
 
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