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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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