Undertaking work experience is an essential part of every veterinary application. It will not only help you finalise your decision on whether veterinary is the right career for you, but is it is also used by universities to select applicants for interview.
Work experience gives you a chance to:
The main areas required are:
Different veterinary schools require different amounts of work experience prior to applying, and these can be found on each university website. The important thing is to know how much work experience you need well in advance of your application!
Educating the Veterinary Students of Tomorrow
Do it yourself - Contact your local vet practice/stables/kennels/farm
Do not leave it for your parents to organise on your behalf.
Make sure all your correspondence is appropriate.
Make a good first impression
Make it clear why you want the work experience.
What do you want to get out of the work experience?
Know your dates - Some institutions have application deadline dates.
How will you get to your placement?