United Kingdom, Bristol

Pre-University Destination Vet

when 19 July 2020 - 1 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 2395

This summer school gives future vet students a unique, work-and-learning experience. Gain new skills, explore Bristol with our active social programme, and find out what it’s like to live and study veterinary science in the UK.

Course leader

University of Bristol's Veterinary School

Target group

Students aged 16-18 who are interested in studying veterinary science at university.
Students must be studying chemistry and biology.

Course aim

This two-week programme is designed to introduce students to a wide range of veterinary practice and help students gain experience needed to start their work portfolio for their undergraduate applications. Sessions and skills gained include:

Small Animal Practice: Including referral, diagnostic laboratories and operation theatres
Practice-based Experience and Observation Sessions: Gain practical experience at a Dairy Unit and Sheep Farm, and participate in practice-based observation sessions in our Equine Referral Centre
Sessions with Specialist Surgeons: Participate in consultation sessions to assess and treat animals
Bristol Zoo Visit: Undertake a tour of the zoo with specialist veterinarians, discuss best practice and learn more about zoo animal husbandry
Exotic Species Session: Learn to compare different species and identifying internal structures
Clinical Skills and Techniques Gained: Understand biosecurity, safe working practice, clinical examination and practical techniques
Communication Skills: Gain experience in understanding how to communicate with animal owners and the internal referral process
Group work and Presentation Techniques: Work with fellow participants to respond to a case study and present your findings to faculty members
Problem Solving Skills: Gain advice from our working specialist practitioners about how to identify and respond to in-field risks and learn how to implement best practices

Fee info

GBP 2395: The programme fee includes:
All tuition and course materials delivered by our Veterinary School instructors.
Single-room accommodation.
All meals.
Travel to and from all activities.
An exciting social programme, including weekend trips and meals out.
Supportive student mentors on call and available 24-7 and available to help with your questions and activities.
Airport transfers from and to Heathrow or Bristol airport on Sunday 19 July 2020 and Saturday 1 August 2020