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Are there any current vet students out there who could tell.me what work experience they got before sucessfully applying to university?

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Applied to (2015 entry):
Liverpool- rejection (Insufficient work experience)
Surrey- interview (rejection)
Nottingham- offer (firm)
Royal veterinary college- offer (insurance)

WEX completed before application:
Clinical
3 weeks mixed practice
1 week small
3 afternoons vet visits at local rspca

Husbandry
7 months of Saturdays RDA riding stables (so I think worked out about 7 weeks)
2 weeks lambing
1 week dairy farm
1 week organic dairy farm
1 week pig farm
Local RSPCA- Saturday mornings for ~7 months
After applications:
2 weeks organic lambing
Volunteering at local respite centre for autistic children at their petting farm over summer 2015
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Applied in 2011 (started 2012)
Edinburgh (rejected)
Nottingham (rejected)
Cambridge (firm)
RVC (insurance)

work exp total = 6 weeks
2d lambing
3d animal shelter
2 weeks small animal practice
1 week (spread over several weeks) horses
1 week dairy
1 week cattery
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(Original post by lucyy22)
Applied in 2011 (started 2012)
Edinburgh (rejected)
Nottingham (rejected)
Cambridge (firm)
RVC (insurance)

work exp total = 6 weeks
2d lambing
3d animal shelter
2 weeks small animal practice
1 week (spread over several weeks) horses
1 week dairy
1 week cattery
It is good to know that not everyone who got into vet school had 10+ weeks. I am currently really struggling to get work experience, especially at vet practices. Did you go to one or two practices?
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(Original post by dutchette7)
It is good to know that not everyone who got into vet school had 10+ weeks. I am currently really struggling to get work experience, especially at vet practices. Did you go to one or two practices?
I definitely had less than a lot of people! But I also know quite a few people who definitely had less than 10 weeks (because they also couldn't apply to Liverpool because they didn't have enough work exp) - so you wouldn't be alone.

I went twice to the same vet practice (a small animal one). If you can - write letters/emails to them, and then follow it up with a phone call! Some of them might be willing to have you there once a week to observe - which can add up.
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