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    Yeah, the contacts help. Although I probably need to look at doing some small animal WE. Dog grooming beckons...
    Thanks anyway. I suppose I can do a bit now and pick up momentum when I hit 6th form.

    and the day before when the flock needed vaccinating against bluetongue.
    Christ, I didn't know they were already vaccinating in Rutland! I swear the DEFRA website is so misleading. What are the bottles like? I've heard they're like 50ml, so you have to keep changing them into the holster and it's a pain? We're vaccinating come November. Oh what fun. :rolleyes:
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    I started when I was 14 but that was only cos I managed to get a saturday job on a sheep farm and my neighbour is a farrier so I was able to go out with him. And I did the obligatory 1 week in year 10 cos it was just something my school did. I got the majority of my work exp done in the summer before 6th form and during my A levels
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    We got a letter in the post a week or so ago, we our land is now in the protection zone, so the vaccine is now compulsary for all ruminant owners (that want to move/sell their stock). Oakham vet hospital are only selling 20ml bottles! Apparently to reduce contamination, but its obviously so they can make more money (it works out at 90p a dose, however cattle need 2 doses 3 weeks apart) I have a box and the vaccine document here, and it says you can also get 10,20,50,100,250 or 500ml bottles but then underneath says "Not all pack sizes may be marketed" and atm the 50ml is the biggest you can buy. Also its a little worrying where it says "The efficacy of the vaccine has not been fully established." and where it was push so fast through clinical trials its not certain if its harmful to humans (most likely harmless though because it is a killed vaccine). But I'll soon find out as I did get some all over my face and a bit in my eye though when I pushed against the resitance a bit too much and the syringe came off the needle, followed by a lamb's hoof (covered in sheep crap) to the face.
    It also takes 3 weeks for the onset immunity.

    It took us quite a while because we had about 20 syringes and you have to use a new needle each time ( we were using a variety of human needles which the farmers son had "acquired" from the hospital he works at, one of the perks of the job he said :p: )
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    I started in the summer hols between year 9 and 10 so I would have been nearly 15, just so lang as it doesnt take away from your studies I would go for it
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    Thanks.
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    Has anyone else got a research placement?

    I just sent of an email asking Waltham research facility (hopefully they will allow me to come for work exp). I'd be pretty excited if they let me as it looks very impressive:

    http://www.waltham.com/

    Its where pedigree (and sister companies) test all their foods they apparently have over 100 dogs and likewise with cats and birds. And its all done in a non intrusive testing enviroment (ie they measure behavioral changes with different foods)
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    No, but it looks absolutely fab. Have you had a response yet?

    Also, what work experience has everyone got booked/planned for the summer hols?
    I've got a week at the end of the summer with a specialist LA vet, with prospect of working weekends thereafter, which I'm sooo excited about. I've also got two weeks pig farming booked (if interview goes well), a few Saturdays at a pet shop (filling in for friend who's on hols) and a week at a dog groomer :p:
    It only leaves two weeks free, one of which I'm away with friends for, so I guess I won't be at home much, LOL. :rolleyes:
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    Join the club! Ive actually got a rather long summer...Im home for 4 full weeks!! Its amazing :p: Im away on EMS in africa till end of July then have a few days at home then away on a family holiday for a week, then get 3.5 weeks at home then off doing EMS with horses! Then after that is back to uni!! (providing they let me back in :p:)
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    i only have time to get work exp from the week results day is in, which gives me about 2 full weeks, i get a long summer holiday (break up on july 3rd ) but im going away to bvarious places for 5 weeks in total, all in a row! should be amazingly fun but wont help me get into uni
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    I'm not free to start work exp until something like the 22nd July, but from then on I aim to be doing work exp every week. At the moment I have 6 weeks worth but 4 of that is at a sheep farm so I need to get a lot more variety.
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    (Original post by OllyH)
    Has anyone else got a research placement?

    I just sent of an email asking Waltham research facility (hopefully they will allow me to come for work exp). I'd be pretty excited if they let me as it looks very impressive:

    http://www.waltham.com/

    Its where pedigree (and sister companies) test all their foods they apparently have over 100 dogs and likewise with cats and birds. And its all done in a non intrusive testing enviroment (ie they measure behavioral changes with different foods)
    Mines not strictly animal-related but its relevant to my degree and looks stupidly good on CV.
    I've got an internship in the Tokyo microbiology lab of a major international pharmaceutical compnay.
    Only trouble is, there was a secrecy clause in our contracts which means I can't go into detail about what I'm doing
    hope the vet schools dont get too interested in that!
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    (Original post by OllyH)
    Has anyone else got a research placement?

    I just sent of an email asking Waltham research facility (hopefully they will allow me to come for work exp). I'd be pretty excited if they let me as it looks very impressive:

    http://www.waltham.com/

    Its where pedigree (and sister companies) test all their foods they apparently have over 100 dogs and likewise with cats and birds. And its all done in a non intrusive testing enviroment (ie they measure behavioral changes with different foods)
    would you be willing to fly over there just for that though?
    isnt there something similar in england?
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    Its in the UK at Waltham on the Wolds (like half a mile outside the village) just the other side of Melton ie not too far from me
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    (Original post by OllyH)
    Its in the UK at Waltham on the Wolds (like half a mile outside the village) just the other side of Melton ie not too far from me
    aaah ok didnt see that! doh!
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    They probably have facilities all around Europe, but the one at Waltham on the Wolds is the international headquarters.
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    I just sorted some experience at a brilliant tropical bird and reptile centre! is going to be great!
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    OMG WHAT AM I suppose to do ? I came to this country two years ago and I dont speak english enough to get a work experience in a farm or in a ver practise. I really want to be a vet! My grades are well high as well but the only problem is my english!... No farmers,vets,nursers,friends will accept me. =[ WHAT can I do ?
    I'm about to start year 12 ( As levels ). Life's tough!! help me please....
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    What is your first language? Could you not stay with friends/family abroad for a few weeks in your holidays and do work exp abroad until you've built up enough confidence to get some experience here?
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    well tbh your english written is fairly god. you could write to a load of places if you dont feel confident enough to phone them or whatever. have you actually tried and they said no or are you just thinking that they will say no.

    good luck!
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    Hya guys again... thks for replying me! ... My first language is portuguese , so it's not that difficult to study Science here ( bio,chemis,phy) - once the scientific words are exactly the same in my first language- WHICH helps me a lot ! Unfortunately , I havent got much time to go back to my country - as tyne_tiger said - because to tell you the truth is only three months left to start sixth form.... and I must get AAA!:eek: Jenny , I have tried few places...But the thing is ... when they notice that my english isn't that amazing thing... they will soon not be interested in taking me in. That is the problem. But anyway I will try to improve it throughout the summer :cool: and we'll see what happens next! thks u guys for helping me!:rolleyes:
 
 
 
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