Experience of working with animals is a key part of our entry requirements.
You should gain as much and as varied as practical work experience as possible, which should include time spent on:
We encourage experience gained in veterinary or medical laboratories to help you appreciate the scientific basis of veterinary medicine.
We do not ask for specific types or the number of days/weeks required for work experience as it depends, to some extent, on the opportunities available to individual candidates.
The broader the experience, the better but you should not gain experience to the detriment of your academic studies.
You should describe your relevant practical experience together with its duration in the personal statement section of your UCAS form. Your personal statement gives us an idea of your skills, achievements and motivation, which are important factors in assessing your application.
When applying, all candidates must submit a Work Experience Summary (WES) prior to the 1st of November. Applications submitted without a WES will be considered incomplete.
References in support of work experience undertaken are no longer required at the application stage but may be requested if called for interview.
A conditional offer may include evidence of relevant experience as a pre condition for entry to the course.
This article was published on Nov 2, 2009