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Vets On Tour - The Royal Veterinary College Tours The UK To Inspire The Next Generation Of Vets

14 years ago

15th September, 2007 00h00

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is hosting a series of careers events across the country, to encourage more young people to consider studying in a veterinary-related field. The recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth and bird-flu highlight the increasing need for more vets and veterinary scientists to help control infectious animal diseases in the UK. The RVC tour is a perfect opportunity for people who are looking to pursue a veterinary-related career to find out what it involves. The tour also hopes to impress upon future students that a veterinary education can be used qualify them for a diverse range of professions, and being a vet is just one of these. The RVC is particularly keen to promote its BSc in Veterinary Science (a bio-science degree). The event will give prospective students the opportunity to speak to specialist staff about the full range of undergraduate programmes available at the RVC, and discuss the course applications procedures and what grades are usually needed to study at the College. People attending the events, which are being held at schools across the UK, will also have the opportunity to take part in interactive demonstrations. RVC experts will set up Clinical Skills Kits from the innovative Clinical Skills Centre at the RVC, giving prospective students the chance to try out some of the things that vets do on a daily basis, like bandaging and preparing for surgery. We held similar events around the country last year, and they proved extremely popular. The students seemed to really enjoy themselves and most visitors seemed to leave fascinated by the profession and the new skills they had been shown,” said Julia Hewett, Education Liaison Officer at the Royal Veterinary College. “The chance to talk to staff and current students from the Royal Veterinary College on an individual basis gave students a real idea about life in the veterinary world, and allowed them to find out everything they needed to know about the courses on offer and the RVC.”

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