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Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

The Young Vet Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Vet Summer Experience


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 two weeks, 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 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 
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. 
  • Personalised industry reference letter from vets confirming what you have achieved on the programme.
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:

⦁    Choose from one of the following options:

1.    First Week Only (taster experience); or
2.    Two-Week Experience (the full programme); or
3.    Two-Week Premium Experience (the ultimate package with both weeks plus enhanced benefits)

You can choose either residential or non-residential. The accommodation is at UCL student halls in central London. We provide residential students with meals, guardianship and fun activities on evenings and weekends. Airport transfers are also available at checkout.

Immersive Experiences Week 1

The World of a Vet

  • 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 

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

The start date is the 29th July.  You can choose to attend for either ‘First Week Only’, ‘Two Weeks’ or our ‘Two Week Premium’ package. You can also choose residential or non-residential. Pricing and details are set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. You can either pay in full now or reserve your place with a £950 non-refundable deposit.

London 1 week London 2-weeks London Premium
Length First week only 2-weeks full programme 2-weeks Premium
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
Industry reference letter: personalised letter from vets confirming what you’ve achieved on the programme
Graduation ceremony for completion of the full programme
Assessment centre, LinkedIn profile building & CV writing workshops, psychometric profile testing
Training on how to succeed from politicians and Olympic athletes
Gala dinner on a boat with top professionals
Excursions to top London sites and premium activities including a West End theatre show
Summer Experience Fee £1950 £2950 £3950
Optional fee for accommodation with meals, guardianship and evening & weekend activities included Available for an additional
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Optional fee for London airport transfers (return) Available for an additional
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Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 29th July 2024


  • 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 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
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?
Yes, payment plans are available. Click on 'Register Now', and you will see the option to either pay in full or reserve your place with a £950 non-refundable deposit. Once your deposit is paid, you will receive another email detailing the information for your second instalment. Please feel free to contact if you would like any further assistance.
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
Rest days take place on the weekends.



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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