Vocational Experience Record | Harper & Keele Veterinary School
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Vocational Experience Record

As well as meeting the academic entry requirements, the suggested experience each applicant to aim for is two weeks in one or more veterinary practices, ideally covering both large and small animal work. In addition, up to four weeks in a mixture of non-clinical placements which could include any of the following: farms, stables, kennels, catteries, veterinary or medical laboratories and pathology services, a day at an abattoir. It is expected that you will be able to discuss in detail the insights you have gained during your work experience.

Please use this form to provide details of the employers/organisations with which you have undertaken your work experience (section B) and to reflect upon the value of your experiences as a basis for choosing to pursue a veterinary career (section C).

Section A: Your details

Section B: Vocational experience details

We encourage all applicants to undertake a range of experience relevant to the animal and veterinary sectors. We encourage applicants to obtain experience across veterinary practices and animal environment (e.g. kennels, catteries, animal shelters, stables, zoos etc.). Experiences for which no contact details are provided will not be credited. We may contact the host organisations to check that the details provided are accurate:

Please enter the number of days experience you completed (numbers only):

Section C: Reflection on experience gained

Please use the experiences you have had within your veterinary/animal work or in other settings to answer the following questions. Use the Supporting Evidence section at the end of the questions to add the names and addresses of any employers or experience not listed in Section B, that you reference in your answers. Note that you may use examples from your UCAS personal statement, so any information that is relevant should be repeated or adapted for this form.

Part 1 (Team Work)

Maximum 250 words

Part 2 (Communication)

Maximum 250 words

Part 3 (Vocational Awareness)

Maximum 500 words

Part 4 (Motivation)

Maximum 500 words

Supporting Evidence

Section D: Your data

We would like to use your data for research purposes. All data is anonymised before being used. Please tick the box if you consent to your data being used for research purposed:

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