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Vocational Experience Record

Note: the deadline to complete your Vocation Form is the 22nd October 2023 for a September 2024 entry.

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 reflect upon the value of your experiences as a basis for choosing to pursue a veterinary career (section B) .

Section A: Your details

*You will be notified of your Student Application Number after we have received your UCAS application.

Section B: 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 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 C: Your data

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