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The Young Vet Summer Experience Live Online

The Young Vet Summer Experience Live Online

Ages 15-18 Live Online

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The Young Vet Summer Experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring vets to undertake the work experience of their dreams 'Live Online'.

Over the course of 5 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.

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.


Immersive Veterinary Experiences:

  • Virtually shadow vets in animal hospitals and practices
  • Manage client relationships and practice surgical dexterity skills
  • Delve into specialisms and practise as an equine and farm vet
  • Understand the role vets play in several walks of life
  • Experience real animal consultations

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

    Day 1 - The World of a Vet

    Day 2- Veterinary Surgery

    Day 3 – Understanding the Veterinary Industry

    Day 4 – Specialising in Veterinary Science

    Day 5 – Enhancing your Vet School Application

    Day 1 - The World of a Vet

    11.00amThe World of a Vet

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

    11.30amAn hour in a Veterinary Practice

    - 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

    1.30pmCourageous Communication

    - Develop important interpersonal and communication skills
    - Understand the key techniques used by top vets to manage your clients and patients
    - Practise using active listening, empathy and tone of voice to enhance your communication

    2.45pmConsultation with an Animal Owner

    - Delivering clinical information to your clients
    - Getting the information you need from a pet’s owner- Giving good and bad news
    - Discussing a diagnosis

    3.45pmPanel 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 format subject to change without notice.

    Day 2- Veterinary Surgery

    11.00amThe World of a Vet Surgeon

    - From day to day practice to internships and specialisms, dive into the world of a veterinary surgery
    - Gain insight into the inspiring impact vet surgeons can have on their clients and patients

    11.30amDiagnostic Masterclass

    - Utilise the tools at vets use every day to help inform a diagnosis
    - Work against the clock as you try and reach a crucial conclusion for an animal in distress

    1.00pmLunch Break

    2.00pmThe 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
    - Put your reasoning to the test and make decisive calls that could save an animal’s life

    3.30pmCaring for Small Animals

    - Look at preventative medicine and care routines to ensure your patients remain as healthy as possible
    - Understand the links between various conditions and ways to effectively manage them


    Day 3 – Understanding the Veterinary Industry

    11.00amGetting into Vet School

    - Navigate your way through the challenges of securing a place at veterinary school in the UK and abroad
    - Understand the stages of a veterinary school application and how you can excel at both
    - Begin to build your portfolio for success

    1.00pmLunch Break

    2.00pmDuty of Care: Veterinary Ethics

    - Navigate complex scenarios in Veterinary practice
    - Debate with experienced vets and your peers
    - Face heart breaking and complex decisions vets see everyday

    3.00pmCareer Coaching: Thriving In Today’s Veterinary Industry

    - Securing your place at university
    - Building your network now to enhance your chances of success
    - Work experience to set your application apart
    - Making the most of your experiences to build your network
    - Build your own work experience application and receive feedback

    4.00pmDiversity and Inclusion: Breaking Barriers in Veterinary Medicine

    - Understand the makeup of today’s veterinary industry
    - Look at barriers to entry and challenges facing the industry
    - Hear from vets first hand about their experiences


    Day 4 – Specialising in Veterinary Science

    11.00amChoosing 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

    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

    1.00pmLunch Break

    2.00pmThe Wildlife Vet

    - Simulation of work in conservation medicine
    - Protect the habitat of an endangered species
    - Understand the highs and lows of this emerging field

    3.30pmThe Equine Vet

    - Immerse yourself in the world of equine medicine, with eye-opening simulations
    - Dive into the unique relationship between veterinary staff and horses
    - Build a plan to treat an ailing horse


    Day 5 – Enhancing your Vet School Application

    11:00amPersonal Statement Clinic

    - Tips and tricks behind a veterinary science personal statement
    - Construct an outstanding paragraph
    - Personal statement review and gain valuable feedback from vets and admissions officers

    12.30pmLunch Break

    1.30pmInterview Workshop

    - Practice real interview questions in timed conditions
    - Receive feedback from experienced vets
    - The STARR approach to interviews

    3.00pmYour Future as a Vet

    - Bring together your learning and experiences from the internship
    - Come away with clear next steps and goals
    - Taking your first steps to securing your dream career
    - Develop your understanding of the veterinary profession and see your options

    3.45pmPanel Discussion

    - Ask questions to high-ranking vets across various disciplines
    - Guidance on applications from those on the inside of veterinary school applications


    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required; our professionals will give you all the training you need. 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 so encourage you to register as soon as possible.

    The Live Online Internship will take place 31st July - 4th August 2021.

    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.

    Summer Experience Type 'Live Online' Internship
    Length Days 1-5
    Immersive veterinary science experience. Participate in client consultations; training on how to reach the top of the small animal world. Coaching on how to get into a top veterinary school.
    Private networking with top vets
    Personalised, comprehensive, career coaching day. Receive a dynamic, development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.
    Venues, Dates & Locations

    Live Online


    31st July - 4th August 2021

    11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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    31st July - 4th August 2021

    11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

    Register Now


    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost. Your AmbitionX membership will be free for one year and after that will be charged at £165/annum; you may cancel any time before renewal.

    COVID-19 Group

    This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.


    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 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.