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The Young Vet Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In-Person

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Overview

The Young Vet Weekend gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Veterinary Science through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced veterinary professionals over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person in London or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring vets in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your UCAS application.


Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Veterinary Science:

  • Experienced veterinary science professionals will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:

  • Experience a simulation of an hour in a veterinary surgery: investigating an animal’s medical case history, and exploring comparative animal anatomy
  • Examine X-rays of animals with various ailments, and outline the treatment plan
  • Practise a common procedure in Veterinary surgery and develop your dexterity skills
  • Explore alternative routes in veterinary science: farming, wildlife conservation and research
  • Discover the skills needed to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and pet owners
  • Delivering clinical information - both good and bad news - and getting the information you need to make a successful diagnosis

    Veterinary School Admissions Coaching:

    • Coaching by vets on how to excel at every stage of the admissions process

    • Model UCAS personal statements

    • Powerful interview techniques

    • Take part in example Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) questions: prepare and practice!

    An Audience With Experienced Vets:

    • Q&A time with leading veterinary science professionals from a variety of disciplines

    • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

    Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

    • Attendance demonstrates your commitment to a career in veterinary science

    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    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 or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. 

    Programme Fee:

    'Live Online’: £165/student for both days

    In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

    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.

    DAY ONE: ESSENTIAL VET SKILLS & UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

    DAY TWO: VET SPECIALITIES

    DAY ONE: ESSENTIAL VET SKILLS & UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

    11.00amThe World of a Vet

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

    11.30amVeterinary School Applications

    - Model UCAS personal statements
    - Choosing the right course for you
    - Choosing the right veterinary school
    - Advice and insight from veterinary school alumni
    - A day in the life of a veterinary student
    - The journey through veterinary school

    12.30pmPractical 1: Half 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

    1.00pmLunch Break

    2.00pmVeterinary Science Interviews

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

    3.15pmPractical 2: Consultation with an Animal Owner

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

    4.15pmCareer Coaching

    - What work experience do you need?
    - How and where to get crucial work experience
    - Networking in the veterinary world

    4.45pmPanel 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

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    DAY TWO: VET SPECIALITIES

    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

    11.30amPractical 3: The 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

    12.00pmThe 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

    2.00pmPractical 4: The Wildlife Vet

    - Simulation of work in conservation medicine
    - Protect the habitat of an endangered species

    3.30pmThe Duty of Care: Veterinary Ethics

    - Navigate complex scenarios in Veterinary practice
    - Debate with experience Vets and your peers
    - Respond to ‘what would you do’ scenarios

    4.30pmPanel Q&A & Discussion

    - Applying for a specialist veterinary post
    - 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

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    4th - 5th December 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    London

    WC1E 6BT

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    Live Online

    In-Person

    4th - 5th December 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    4th - 5th December 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    London

    WC1E 6BT

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    Online

    4th - 5th December 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    AmbitionX

    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.

    COVID-19 Group

    We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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