The Young Vet Summer Internship

The Young Vet Summer Internship

London Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+1

In Person Date Only
23rd July - 1st August 2021

Starts at 3:00pm

Starts at 3:00pm

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Internship Overview

The Young Vet Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring vets to undertake the work experience of their dreams in London.

Over the course of 10 days, you will dive into the heart of life at a London vet clinic, shadowing vets and practising medical tasks that students would never normally be able to experience before vet school.

Also available on the internship are immersive experiences at farms and the Royal Veterinary College.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful vet.

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Internship Highlights

Covid-19: We are proud to report that our Summer 2020 Internships did go ahead as planned in London, with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10! 

You can therefore register with confidence. Full details of our Covid-19 policy are set out later on this page.

Immersive Veterinary Experiences:

  • Shadow vets in animal hospitals and practices
  • Stitch up wounds and manage client relationships
  • Delve into specialisms and practise as an equine and farm vet
  • Visit top wildlife sites and understand the role vets play in several walks of life

    Meet Senior Vets:

    • Be coached through immersive experiences with vets from small animal practices, surgery, emergency care, equine, wildlife and farm vets
    • Private networking sessions with these vets who can become vital connections for your future careers

      Personalised Vet School Application Coaching:

      • Bespoke coaching on how to get into a top vet school: have your credentials reviewed by a vet admissions expert and receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to help you gain admission into your first-choice university.
      • Training on how to excel in the vet school admissions process: personal statements, interviews, work experience and assessments 

      Competitive Advantage:

      • Attendance demonstrates your commitment to veterinary medicine and can be a fantastic differentiator to add to your university/college application form
      • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate

      World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

      • Experience life in a top London university (UCL) and visit one of the world’s most prestigious vet schools, the Royal Veterinary College.
      • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network

          Design Your Own Internship:

          • Choose to attend the Full Internship (10 days) or Half Internship (5 days) 
          • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at UCL’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation.


            Programme Fee, Format & Options

            The Internship will take place on: 23rd July – 1st August 2021

            You can choose either the Half Internship (5 days) or the Full Internship (10 days)

            Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

            In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

            Highlights Half Internship Full Internship
            Days of Timetable Days 1-5 Days 1-10
            Immersive veterinary science experience. Participate in client consultations; practice stitching up wounds under the supervision of top veterinary surgeons, training on how to reach the top of the small animal world. Coaching on how to get into a top veterinary school.
            Work with vets at an animal hospital: gain valuable feedback from veterinary surgeons on your interactions with clients and your treatment plans; be coached on the hands-on approach vets have to managing farm animals and protecting our public health; work with top equine vets to understand the joys and challenges of the prestigious field of equine veterinary science.
            Private networking with top vets
            Experiences at The Royal Veterinary College, a wildlife tour of the capital city and some of London’s leading veterinary attractions.
            Personalised, comprehensive, career coaching day. Receive a dynamic, development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.
            Internship (without accommodation or meals)

            Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included

            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


            Day 1 - Enter The Internship

            Day 2 – Becoming a vet: Vet School Applications

            Day 3: Enter the Practice: The World of a Small Animal Vet

            Day 4: Enter the Animal Hospital

            Day 5: Become a Specialist: Farm and Equine Tours

            DAYS 6-8 – Young Vets on Tour

            DAY 9 – Your Future as a Vet

            DAY 10 – Internship Review

            Day 1 - Enter The Internship

            3pmThe Internship Begins

            - Keynote speech by the Internship Director
            - Immersive group activities to give you crucial skills for the internship ahead: teamwork, problem-solving, time management, bedside manner and working under pressure
            - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can be powerful contacts for your career ahead


            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 2 – Becoming a vet: Vet School Applications

            10.00amThe World of a Vet

            - Your journey through vet school
            - Life in small animal practice
            - Your role in a practice
            - Duties and expectations

            11.00amVeterinary School Applications

            - Choosing the right vet school
            - Building an outstanding vet school application
            - Creating a ‘winning’ personal statement
            - See model personal statements
            - Hear from admissions experts to see what will put you over the top

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmVet School Interviews

            - The STARR approach to interviews
            - Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) and how to make a first impression
            - The communication skills you will need to master panel interviews

            3.00pmStep into Surgery

            - Now you have made your diagnoses, decide the next steps to save an animal’s life
            - Unlock the key to carrying out a successful treatment and gain top tips that can make all the difference

            4.15pmPanel Discussion

            - Ask questions to high-ranking vets across various disciplines
            - Guidance on applications from those on the inside
            - Make valuable contacts


            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 3: Enter the Practice: The World of a Small Animal Vet

            11.00amLife in Practice

            - Hear from small-animal vets on the highs and lows of a demanding job
            - Understand the day in the life in a veterinary practice

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmWork Experience Coaching

            - How to land impressive work experience
            - The types of experience top vet schools desire
            - Turning your work experience into life long contacts

            3.15pmBecome the Surgeon

            - Practise stitching up wounds
            - Be observed by vets and receive feedback

            4.30pmRun your own clinic

            - Understand how to reach the top of the small animal world
            - Gain insight into the skills needed to run and own your own practice


            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 4: Enter the Animal Hospital

            MorningBecome a Vet surgeon

            - Understanding the role of surgery in animal hospitals
            - Take on the role of a vet as you apply the skills you have learned to diagnose patients and tend to their needs
            - Gain valuable feedback from vet surgeons on your interaction with clients and your treatment plans

            1.00pmLunch Break

            AfternoonAnimal Rescue

            - Visit an animal rescue centre and see the impact vets have on helping animals in need

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 5: Become a Specialist: Farm and Equine Tours

            MorningEnter the Farm

            - Understand the hands-on approach vets have to managing farm animals and protecting our public health
            - Visit a working farm with expert vets and interact with farm animals in person

            1.00pmLunch Break

            AfternoonThe Equine Vet

            - With horses playing an important role in several aspects of life, equine vets are invaluable. Work with equine vets and horses to understand the joys of this prestigious field.

            4.00pmThe Review

            - Review what you have experienced on your site visits so far
            - Reflect on the skills you have gained and what you still need to achieve to achieve your dream


            - Half (5-day) interns depart

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAYS 6-8 – Young Vets on Tour

            3 Full DaysRoyal Veterinary College, Zoological Society London and London Wildlife Tour

            - Step into the shoes of a vet school student as you tour one of the most prestigious vet schools in the world, embarking on real-life lectures and getting to use the state-of-the- art facilities.
            - See how city and countryside match and understand the role of vets in ensuring the preservation of wildlife health in a mega-city
            - Visit a top ZSL attraction and have a guided tour on the future of animal conservation and tackle the controversial issues of captivity

            DAY 9 – Your Future as a Vet

            10:30amYour Pathway to Veterinary Science

            - Career options for vets of the future
            - Higher education choices
            - Interactive exercises to understand each stage of your career path

            11:30amWork Experience & Extracurriculars

            - What work experience is available whilst at school and how to make the most of it
            - How to use extracurriculars to stand out
            - Other opportunities including volunteering, and more


            1:30pmPersonal Statement Clinic

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

            2:30pmInterview Workshop

            - Practise real interview questions under timed conditions
            - Receive feedback from experienced dentist
            - The STARR approach to interview
            - Rotate around MMI stations


            DAY 10 – Internship Review

            MorningThe Internship Review

            - A review of what you have gained during the internship
            - How to use this once-in-a-lifetime experience as a springboard for your future
            - Farewell speech by Internship Director

            2pmInterns Depart

            Venue & Dates

            University College London (UCL)

            July 2021

            Programme Location

            UCL, Royal Veterinary College and other locations. 

            Accommodation Location

            Garden Halls (University of London)
            1 Cartwright Gardens
            King's Cross
            WC1H 9EN

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            You can download a full digital brochure of Garden Halls, by clicking below:

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            Who Can Attend

            The Internship is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/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.

            You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

            There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked for our 10 day Summer Internships several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

            No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


            Our Summer 2020 Internships in London went ahead as planned with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10!

            We are therefore very confident that the 2021 Internships will be able to take place too. In the unlikely event that the Internship is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then you will receive a refund.

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

            You can view our Covid-19 risk mitigation measures policy document here. This will be constantly updated; we shall follow all government guidelines in place at the time of the Internship.


            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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