chazzkin
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I worked at a boarding kennels for a very short period of time (a couple of days) during the summer. I was there for work experience as I want to apply for vet medicine this October. I didn't realise that you have to fill out extra forms to describe the work experience you've done, and that you have to give the name and phone numbers of staff at the establishments.

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.
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You currently don't meet entry requirements for RVC or Bristol.
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.
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They obviously cannot check everyone - but typically they will be looking for outliers
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.
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I imagine they would do random checks as anyone could put anything. I thought that most places required a letter headed reference or at least an email ?
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I agree with VMD100 , best to sit out this application cycle, take a gap year and get at least the minimum required amounts of work experience before applying. Even without the minimum requirements I'd advise you do more work experience as how can you know it is the career for you if you don't?
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Currently your application is going in the bin if you tell the truth. You may get found out if you lie. Get the work experience and apply next year.

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.
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