A blog designed to help budding vet students get into university.
Depends what you are filling it out for. Personal statements I’d just say 6 weeks pig farm, 4 weeks lambing. Some work ex questionnaires will ask for it in hours, others, like Liverpool, will say one day is 0.2 weeks so you can work it out from that :)
Most people I know use tumblr, or maybe wordpress? I’m not sure how word press works though. Sorry I can’t be more usefull :(
Most importantly a pen and paper. Make sure you take notes of things you find interesting and even the basic things like vaccinations as they’re important. Aside from that just dress smartly and appropriately. Bring enthusiasm and interest. I would say no as you’re there to learn but some basic concepts such as vaccinations and some surgeries would be useful. I would use it more as a place to learn more if it’s your first placement though.
Ask questions as many times as you can, no question is too stupid. Before a placement try and have an idea of what you want to take away from it. Do you want to know how to castrate an animal, learn the joints and diseases that go along with them. the major organ systems etc etc. and try make sure you pick up as much as you can about them.
it shouldn’t be harder per se, you just have to make sure you get enough varied experience. Try and get work with most of the main species (cows, sheep, horses, and smallies). Provided you’re organised and make the most of the experience you are at no disadvantage. :)
Afraid not, at least not that I know of. I think it’s a myth that gets spread round, and they do dis-spell it if you ask them. Sorry!
It is rather confusing as lots of different books say lots of different things, I have a Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing that has the normal parameters in the back and I go by them.
Temperature (Degrees Celsius):
Pulse Rate (Beats/min):
Dog: 60-120 (Depending on the size of the dog, smaller dogs usually have quicker pulse rates)
Respiratory Rate (Breaths/min):
There are many different ranges, it will become a matter of just feeling instinctively when something i high or not.