Virtual Work Experience and Exploring the Veterinary Profession
- Posted by Fearghal Quinn
- Posted in Careers Blog
Learn what it takes to become a vet and explore the challenges of the vet profession to decide if it’s the right career for you.
Get virtual vet work experience before embarking on a veterinary degree
The COVID-19 pandemic means that many potential vet students cannot undertake animal handling work experience.
On this course, you’ll get insight into the reality of life as a vet so that you can make an informed decision before embarking on a veterinary degree course.
You’ll learn about the structure of veterinary practice and the different governing bodies, as well as discover the day to day challenges a vet might face.
You’ll also explore the different roles available outside of general practice and find out the great opportunities such a degree can bring.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explore the history of the veterinary profession
Summarise the organisation of the veterinary profession
Describe how to become a veterinary surgeon, what it involves and the time it takes
Discuss the roles of the wider veterinary team
Identify important skills and qualities required and provide examples of why these are important
Investigate current and future challenges in veterinary medicine and science
Apply work experience reflection to future placements
Model levels of care and service accreditation
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for students considering a degree in veterinary medicine and science.
The course will also benefit anyone considering a role within the wider veterinary team.
Join free and you will get:
Access to this course for 4 weeks
There is a charge of £27 for longer access
Join free: https://www.futurelearn.com/register?return=63bbwvas