Veterinary nursing personal statementWatch
Work experience should be the crux of the piece (50 - 70% I would say). Make sure it's abundantly clear how much you have done in total, then expand on a few placements (ideally in different areas, small and large animal. Ensure that you do not just list what you did, instead reflecting on what you learned and how this will make you a better vet nurse. Ensure that you explain why specifically you want to be a nurse, and not a vet, physiotherapist, zookeeper etc or other job working with animals.
Your extra curricular paragraph should help to show how you can balance your time out and that you have a life outside of studying, but ensure that you link everything back to a skill, e.g. teamwork, problem solving, quick thinking, leadership, dedication etc etc.
Your conclusion should wrap everything up and finish with something memorable and unique to you.
Hi, I know its a mega late reply but how did you get on? I'm applying for Vet Nursing at SRUC too and I'm wondering what they're looking for specifically?
The main advice I would give to you, if you haven't already sent in your application, is make it personal! We had several university talks at college and they would often mention people basically explaining what the career is in the personal statment and not linking anything back to themselves. Work experience is a huge part of Veterinary Nursing so this should definitely be a big part. I think I would say I did about 60% work experience. 15% achievements. 15% hobbies and interests, and the last 10% on what my career goal is, why I want to be a vet nurse and how the degree will benefit me. I used up all of the 4000 characters. Definitely make it quality over quantity though! Feel free to ask any questions.