Work experience placements 2019-01-07T14:47:54+00:00

Project Description

As part of our commitment to education and support of our local community we offer a limited number of places for school work experience. Our high standards of care, vast array of diagnostic tools and extensive medical and surgical services allow placement students an insight into the day to day activities of a busy high quality Veterinary Hospital. Students that wish to see practice should be committed, interested and enthusiastic. We encourage questions and would stress that what you get out of your time at Charter Veterinary Hospital Group depends on what you put in. Successful students will be offered a one week placement.

What you can expect:

From a  health & safety perspective, veterinary practice is seen as a high risk environment with unpredictable animals that bite and scratch, ionising regulations, gaseous anaesthesia, sharp instruments, medicines, infectious agents, and very stressful and emotional situations. This means that the role of the work experience student is largely one of observation rather than participation.

Tasks undertaken by students on placement include:

  • Assisting the Nurses and Animal Nursing Assistants, feed, walk and tend to the patients’ needs

  • Cleaning kennels, utensils, floors and work surfaces

  • Washing and drying bedding and laundry

  • Observing Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses administer treatment and medications

  • Observing procedures and minor operations

  • Observing Hydrotherapy

  • Helping with the daily disinfecting and cleaning regime

Students in Years 10 & 11

If you are in Years 10 or 11 and have attended one of our recent Careers in Veterinary Practice talks, which took place on 6 and 14 November, and would like to apply for a work experience placement, please download, complete and return this application form to Heatherwraith@chartervets.com or by post to Heather Wraith, Charter Veterinary Hospital Group, Charter Court, Roundswell, Barnstaple EX31 3FG.

Please note the deadline for submission of 2019 applications is Wednesday, 28 November 2018.

Download an application form

Students in Years 12 & 13

If you are in Years 12 or 13 and wish to apply for a work placement with us, please download, complete and return the application form to Heatherwraith@chartervets.com or by post to Heather Wraith, Charter Veterinary Hospital Group, Charter Court, Roundswell Barnstaple EX31 3FG.

Please include in your application the dates you would like to come for work placement. If we can accommodate these dates, you will be entered into our selection process.

Please note the deadline for 2019 placement applications is Thursday 28 February 2019.

Download an application form