Do they follow up on work experience claims?Watch
I didn't sign any forms, and I don't have any letters from the staff at the kennels. They were very disorganised there, and there was a high staff turnover. I doubt they'd remember me if the vet school asked to check up on my work experience. Do they check work experience? I am applying to Bristol, Edinburgh, and the RVC.
I am very low on work experience, I think. I've done about 10 days with various vets, and a few days with this kennel. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
For RVC you'd need 10 days at the kennels and for Bristol 5 full days, and from your post I assume you have less than that?
Also, they do tend to check the references (not everyones, not all of them, and not always though) . For RVC however, you'd also need to bring physical copies to the interview (enough to cover the minimum requirements). There's no way of going around that unfortunately. Not sure about the other unis.
People with suspiciously high, or in your case low, placements are far more likely to get taken into question and put under some scrutiny. I would highly recommend not applying for veterinary medicine this year with such low work experience requirements it is a waste of an application cycle.
The whole point is to find out if this is what you want to do and show you are serious. Most people who get in have experience going back years and many times more than the minimum.