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Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

The Young Vet Weekend

The Ultimate Work Experience in Veterinary Medicine

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The Young Vet Weekend

The Ultimate Work Experience in Veterinary Medicine

Overview

The Young Vet Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life as a vet. Learn from real-life vets as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: examine animal x-rays, practise surgical techniques and take part in a simulated patient consultation. You will also get expert advice on how to get into vet school, with coaching on how to excel in applications and interviews.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring vets, and a super-curricular experience to add to your university application.

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An Interactive Masterclass:
  • Top vets will coach you through a range of interactive activities, including:
  • The vet surgery experience: investigate an animal’s medical history and explore animal anatomy in a simulated vet clinic
  • Examine animal X-rays and outline treatment plans
  • Practise a common vet surgery procedure and develop your dexterity skills
Veterinary School Admissions Coaching:
  • Coaching by vets on how to excel at every stage of the vet school admissions process
  • Model UCAS personal statements
  • Powerful interview techniques
  • Practise Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) questions
  • Guidance on university choices and work experience
An Audience With Top Vets:
  • Hear from successful vets and ask them all your burning questions
  • Q&A panel with vets from a range of disciplines
Boost Your Career Potential:
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key veterinary skills, including communication, empathy and problem-solving 
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
A Whole Year of Career Development:
  • Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX
  • Over 100 hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries
  • Gain experience points and certificates for every session you complete
11.00am

The World of a Vet

  • The demands and expectations
  • Your duties as a vet
  • Key veterinary skills
11.45am

Veterinary School Applications

  • Choosing the right veterinary school
  • Model UCAS personal statements
  • Advice from recent graduates
  • The journey through veterinary school
12.45pm

Lunch Break

                                        

1.45pm

Practical 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
2.30pm

Veterinary Science Interviews

  • Excelling at interviews
  • Mock interview demonstrations
  • Coaching by vets who run veterinary science interviews
  • Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) examples and exercises
3.45pm

Practical 2: The Veterinary Surgeon

  • Undertake a common procedure in veterinary surgery with guidance from an experienced surgeon 
  • Test your dexterity skills
4.45pm

Panel Q&A

 

  • Ask questions to high-ranking vets across different disciplines
  • Guidance on applications from those on the inside
  • Receive valuable advice
5.30pm

Close

                                               

This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person in London or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both.

Programme Fee:

In-Person: £195/student for full day

'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

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.

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 17th March 2024

Venues:

  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),
    Bloomsbury,
    London

Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX. This gives you access to 100+ hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a huge variety of professional experience to include in university and job applications. For each session you attend, you will receive experience points and a certificate!

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US

Covid-19

In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.

 

Support

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.