Currently we have had to suspend our work experience program.
We cannot advise when we will open this scheme. However, if you would like to enquire later in the year, we hope to be welcoming students back to the practice.
There is an extremely high demand for work experience placements as students wishing to enrol to become a veterinary surgeon or a veterinary nurse require evidence of working in practice to help support their application.
Once we re-open our scheme, Broad Lane Vets can offer enthusiastic individuals the invaluable experience of working in a veterinary practice at our busy Broad Lane site. We offer students a practical insight into the day-to-day activities and procedures that occur ‘behind the scenes’.
There are strict Health and Safety requirements within every industry and due to its very nature, the veterinary practice is seen as a high-risk environment. We are exposed to unpredictable animals which bite, scratch and peck, radiation, gaseous anaesthesia, sharps such as hypodermics and surgical instruments, drugs and potential infectious agents such as blood, urine and faeces, not to mention very stressful and emotional situations.
It is because of these conditions, we have to put restrictions on the students that we allow to do work experience and therefore we only take on students over 16 years of age, unless applying through their school’s own work experience scheme.
Due to the nature of veterinary practice, the role of students undertaking work experience is largely one of observation rather than participation.
We are still able to accept EMS placements. Please contact us at: email@example.com