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The Young Vet Programme

Live Online OR In-Person Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
20th - 21st March 2021

Starts at 10.00am

Starts at 10.00am

In Person Date Only
24th - 25th April 2021

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

The Young Vet Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Veterinary Science through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced veterinary professionals over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring vets in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

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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!

    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

      Programme Fee, Format & Options

      You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

      Programme Fee:

      ‘Live Online’: £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days.

      In-Person: £295 for both days (we cannot offer a 1-day-only option for in-person due to Covid-19 prevention measures we have in place)

      Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.





      10.00amThe World of a Vet

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

      10.30amVeterinary 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

      11.30amPractical 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

      12.30pmLunch Break

      1.00pmVeterinary Science Interviews

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

      2.15pmPractical 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

      3.15pmCareer Coaching

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

      3.45pmPanel 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


      *exact programme subject to change without notice.


      10.00amChoosing 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

      10.30amPractical 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

      11.30amThe Farm Vet

      - Caring for cattle and other large animals
      - Advising and supporting farmers
      - Your place in the agricultural industry
      - Investigate an infectious disease outbreak among wild animals
      - Plan for the containment of disease

      12.30pmLunch Break

      1.00pmPractical 4: The Wildlife Vet

      - Simulation of work in conservation medicine
      - Protect the habitat of an endangered species

      2.30pmThe 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

      3.30pmPanel 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


      *exact programme subject to change without notice.

      Venue & Dates

      Live Online OR In-Person at UCL

      20th - 21st March 2021 / 24th - 25th April 2021

      Live Online or In-Person at UCL 

      Live Online: 20th - 21st March 2021

      In-Person at UCL: 24th - 25th April 2021

      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.


      The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.


      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.


      If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device. You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email info@investin.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.

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