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The Young Vet Programme

Live Online Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
5th - 6th December 2020 (Optional Enhanced Career Coaching on 13th December)

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

On the Young Vet Programme, a group of experienced veterinary science professionals will lead you through a series of interactive role-plays, simulations, seminars, and Q&A sessions, to give you an immersive experience of practising veterinary medicine.

The programme gives you a unique opportunity to examine animal x-rays, experience an hour’s simulation of a vet’s surgery, practise a common procedure in veterinary surgery, and develop your clinical communication skills. You will also be coached on maximising your chances of entering a top vet School. 

The programme takes place over two days – Saturday dedicated to applying to essential veterinary skills and the veterinary school application process, and Sunday is dedicated to exploring specialisms in veterinary science. You can choose to attend either one or both days.

There is also an optional third day: “Enhanced Career Coaching”, where vet school admissions experts will give you an experience of each stage of the admissions process and help you create a personalised development plan – analysing your strengths and weaknesses – to maximise your chances of becoming a successful candidate. 

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the veterinary science application process and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your UCAS form.

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Veterinary Science:

  • Experienced veterinary science professionals will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:

  • Experience a simulation of an hour in a veterinary surgery: investigating an animal’s medical case history, and exploring comparative animal anatomy
  • Examine X-rays of animals with various ailments, and outline the treatment plan
  • Practise a common procedure in Veterinary surgery and develop your dexterity skills
  • Explore alternative routes in veterinary science: farming, wildlife conservation and research
  • Discover the skills needed to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and pet owners
  • Delivering clinical information - both good and bad news - and getting the information you need to make a successful diagnosis

    Veterinary School Admissions Coaching:

    • Coaching by vets on how to excel at every stage of the admissions process

    • Model UCAS personal statements

    • Powerful interview techniques

    • Take part in example Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) questions: prepare and practice!
    • Optional third day: “Enhanced Career Coaching”, where vet school admissions experts will give you an experience of each stage of the admissions process and help you create a personalised development plan – analysing your strengths and weaknesses – to maximise your chances of becoming a successful candidate. 

    An Audience With Experienced Vets:

    • Q&A time with leading veterinary science professionals from a variety of disciplines

    • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

    Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

    • Attendance demonstrates your commitment to a career in veterinary science

    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

    You will also be granted free-of-charge lifetime access to the InvestIN Connect app. InvestIN Connect gives our students lifetime access to a suite of features, including work experience and mentoring opportunities, career coaching materials, and a platform for you to start building a powerful network with thousands of equally-ambitious young minds. By registering for this programme you are therefore signing up to a lifetime of professional development opportunities.

        Programme Fee, Format & Options

        This programme will take place online, delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

        Programme Fee:

        £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

        Additional £130 for optional third day taking place on the weekend (Sunday) after the programme: “Enhanced Career Coaching”, where vet school admissions experts will give you an experience of each stage of the admissions process and help you create a personalised development plan – analysing your strengths and weaknesses – to maximise your chances of becoming a successful candidate.

        Timetable

        DAY ONE: ESSENTIAL VET SKILLS & UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

        DAY TWO: VET SPECIALITIES

        DAY THREE (OPTIONAL): ENHANCED CAREER COACHING

        DAY ONE: ESSENTIAL VET SKILLS & UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

        11.00amThe World of a Vet

        - The demands and expectations
        - Current affairs in the Veterinary world
        - The day-to-day life of a Vet

        11.30amVeterinary School Applications

        - Model UCAS personal statements
        - Choosing the right course for you
        - Choosing the right veterinary school
        - Advice and insight from veterinary school alumni
        - A day in the life of a veterinary student
        - The journey through veterinary school

        12.30pmPractical 1: An hour in a Veterinary Surgery

        - Live demonstration of a veterinary check-up appointment
        - Investigate an animal’s medical case history
        - Examine a pet’s x-ray
        - Comparative animal anatomy
        - Initiating treatment

        1.30pmLunch Break

        2.00pmVeterinary Science Interviews

        - Excelling at interviews
        - Mock interview demonstrations
        - Coaching by vets who run veterinary science interviews
        - Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) examples and exercises

        3.15pmPractical 2: Consultation with an Animal Owner

        - Develop important interpersonal and communication skills
        - Delivering clinical information to your clients
        - Getting the information you need from a pet’s owner
        - Giving good and bad news
        - Discussing a diagnosis

        4.15pmCareer Coaching

        - What work experience do you need?
        - How and where to get crucial work experience
        - Networking in the veterinary world

        4.45pmPanel Q&A

        - Ask questions to high-ranking Veterinary practitioners, across different disciplines
        - Guidance on applications from those on the inside
        - Receive valuable advice
        - Start to build your action plan for success

        5.30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        DAY TWO: VET SPECIALITIES

        11.00amChoosing your path in Veterinary Science

        - Career paths in Veterinary Science
        - Domestic or wild animal care?
        - Working in a practice vs. working out in the field
        - Start to build your action plan for success

        12.00pmPractical 3: The Veterinary Surgeon

        - Undertake a common procedure in veterinary surgery with guidance from an experienced surgeon (you will use everyday household items for this simulation)
        - Test your dexterity skills

        1.00pmThe Farm Vet

        - Caring for cattle and other large animals
        - Advising and supporting farmers
        - Your place in the agricultural industry

        1.30pmLunch Break

        2.00pmPractical 4: The Wildlife Vet

        - Simulation of work in conservation medicine
        - Investigate an infectious disease outbreak among wild animals
        - Plan for the containment of disease
        - Protect the habitat of an endangered species

        3.30pmThe Duty of Care: Veterinary Ethics

        - Navigate complex scenarios in Veterinary practice
        - Debate with experience Vets and your peers
        - Respond to ‘what would you do’ scenarios

        4.30pmPanel Q&A & Discussion

        - Applying for a specialist veterinary post
        - Ask questions to high-ranking veterinary practitioners, across different disciplines
        - Guidance on applications from those on the inside
        - Receive valuable advice
        - Start to build your action plan for success

        5.30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        DAY THREE (OPTIONAL): ENHANCED CAREER COACHING

        11:00amYour Future as a Vet

        - Taking your first steps to securing your dream career
        - Develop your understanding of the veterinary profession and see your options

        11:30amPersonal Statement Clinic

        - Construct an outstanding paragraph
        - Creating a 'winning' personal statement
        - Standing out against the competition
        - Personal statement review and gain valuable feedback from vets and admissions officers

        12:45pmLunch Break

        1:45pmInterview Workshop

        - Practice real interview questions in timed conditions
        - Receive feedback from experienced vets
        - The STARR approach to interviews
        - What they want to hear
        - The fundamental things to do and not to do
        - Successful preparation

        3:00pmWork Experience

        - Understand how to secure outstanding work experience to boost your veterinary school application
        - Making the most of your experiences to build your network

        3:45pmPanel Q&A

        - Final top tips from our experts on how you can secure your place on one of the world’s most competitive degree programmes
        - Help formulate your action plan on the concrete steps you can take now

        4:30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Venue & Dates

        Live Online

        5th - 6th December 2020 (Optional Enhanced Career Coaching on 13th December)

        Live Online

        5th - 6th December 2020 (Optional Enhanced Career Coaching on 13th December) 

        You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

        Who Can Attend

        This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

        There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

        Testimonials

        We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.

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