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Our Summer Experiences are now almost fully-booked and we expect to close bookings in the next few days. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now almost fully-booked and we expect to close bookings in the next few days. Register now to avoid disappointment

The Young Vet Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Vet Summer Experience

Overview

We are now almost fully-booked for this Summer Experience and expect to close registration in the next few days

The Young Vet Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully-immersive experience of working as a vet in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of veterinary medicine that one can imagine: shadow top vets in an animal hospital, conduct consultations with real patients and attend a private coaching session with admissions officers and vet students on how to excel in your vet school applications.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will set you up for a future as a successful vet.

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Immersive Veterinary Experiences:
  • Practise as a small animal vet: conduct examinations and come up with diagnoses 
  • Visit an animal hospital and understand the fundamentals of primary animal care 
  • Take on the role of an equine vet and observe therapy techniques on horses 
  • Perform surgical procedures on dummy animals and improve your dexterity 
  • Visit veterinary sites including farms and zoos and learn about the different fields within veterinary medicine 
  • Attend a private networking event with vets from multiple disciplines including farm, equine, wildlife and more 
Meet Senior Vets: 
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with vets from small animal practices, surgery, emergency care, equine, wildlife and farms. 
  • Private networking sessions with these vets who can become vital connections for your future careers. 
Veterinary School Admission Coaching: 
  • Comprehensive coaching on how to get into a top veterinary school 
  • Master the admissions process: personal statements, interviews and more 
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top vet: leadership, teamwork, communication, empathy, time management, agility and more 
Competitive Advantage In Your Veterinary Applications:
  • Attending the Summer Experience demonstrates that you have gained skills which are highly-valued by top universities. 
  • Complete the assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university applications. 
World-Class Universities And World-Class People: 
  • Experience life at one of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL) 
  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Summer Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network. 
Design Your Own Summer Experience:

⦁    Select your preferred length of experience. You can choose to attend for:

1.     Days 1-15 (the full experience); or
2.    Days 1-10 only; or
3.    Days 1-5 only

⦁    Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout

Immersive Experiences Days 1 - 5

  • Explore the different career paths in veterinary science 
  • Domestic or wild animal care? 
  • Working in a practice vs. working out in the field 
  • Where to take your residencies: private practices or academic institutions? 
  • Hear from professional vets on the highs and lows of the job 
  • Gain insights into the skills you’ll need to succeed 

Enter The Small Animal Practice 

  • Perform clinical examinations, diagnose patients and tend to their needs 
  • Learn the basics of first aid and practise CPR on a dummy animal 
  • Work through a series of case studies and come up with proper diagnosis and treatment for each 
  • Learn vital communication skills that will help you build rapport with pet owners 
  • Gain valuable feedback from vet surgeons on your interaction with clients and your treatment plans 

The Farm Vet 

  • Discover the vital role vets play in managing farm animals and protecting our public health 
  • Observe how farm vets care for cattle and other large animals 
  • Explore the role farm vets have in advising and supporting farmers 
  • Examine the routine tests performed in a farm: taking blood, providing treatment and performing ultrasound and TB tests 
  • Learn about the importance of preventative care, nutrition and behaviour to ensure the long-term health of farm animals 

Become an Equine Specialist 

  • Observe the unique relationship between veterinary staff and horses 
  • Learn the responsibilities of equine vet and the importance of rehabilitation 
  • Explore the different treatment methods equine vets use to treat ailing horses 
  • Examine different work avenues: private breeders, race horse owners and research facilities 
  • Work alongside equine vets and horses to understand the joys of this prestigious field 

Vet School Applications 

  • Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more 
  • Securing work experience 
  • Model UCAS personal statements 
  • Powerful interview techniques 
  • Choosing the right course and veterinary school 
  • Your journey through veterinary school 
  • The challenges facing veterinary applicants 
  • Coaching from experienced vets on what you can do to stand out 

We are now almost fully-booked for this Summer Experience and expect to close registration in the next few days. UPDATE 2nd June: Ensuite accommodation is now fully-booked. If you now choose to book with accommodation you will be staying in a non-ensuite room at International Hall (University of London student accommodation), Lansdowne Terrace, London WC1N 1AS. Bathrooms are segregated by gender. 

This Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

The programme starts on 28th July 2023. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15; and either with or without accommodation. Pricing for all options is set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay via invoice, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
Perform clinical examinations on real animals. Perform surgical procedures on a dummy animal. Observe how farm vets care for their patients. Get vet school application advice.
Explore the world of a wildlife vet. Visit an animal hospital and tour an animal surgical theatre. Conduct a mini ward round in a dog and cat kennel.
Private networking session with senior vets
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top veterinary professional
Summer Experience Fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
£990
Available for an additional
£1815
Available for an additional
£2640
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
£150
Available for an additional
£150
Available for an additional
£150

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 28th July 2023

Venues:

  • The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation location:

Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at info@investin.org and we'll be happy to help!

When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
Do I get a certificate?
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at info@investin.org.
Who are your safeguarding team?
On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
What is included in the accommodation package?
You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer payment plans for our Summer Experiences, allowing you to pay in instalments. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your place. To arrange your personalised plan contact contact us at info@investin.org.
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
On the mornings of day 6 and day 11 you will have rest time to allow you to recharge for the next period of your programme. You will also have time in the evenings and during your lunch break to relax and socialise with the other students on the experience.

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Covid-19

There are no travel restrictions in place in order to enter the UK; you are not required to test or to provide proof of vaccination status, so you can book your programme place with confidence.

 

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