Recent Graduate Vet Interested In Small Animal Medicine And Surgery
Posted: Saturday the 1st August, 2020. 13h06
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Overview: I recently graduated from the University of Surrey in July 2020 with an Upper Second Class Honours. I am looking to start a position as a small animal vet from October 2020 in a supportive and fun working environment.
I am incredibly proud to be part of Surrey’s second cohort of veterinary students to graduate and feel that the programme that the University runs has prepared me well as I start my career as a small animal veterinary surgeon. This has been achieved through the unique Intra-Mural Rotation (IMR) approach to final year during which I completed 12 weeks of small animal placement. This included working in first opinion practice, hospital environments and out-of-hours emergency care. Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented times with the coronavirus pandemic I was only able to complete 6 days of my small animal referral hospital rotation. The remainder of this rotation had to be continued online with virtual teaching. Whilst the news that our final year would finish online was unsettling and upsetting at first, I managed to adapt well to the new style of teaching and used this as an opportunity to tailor my studies to my interests in soft tissue surgery. The course has a particular emphasis on the RCVS’ Day 1 Competencies and I am confident that I will be able to hit the ground running as I begin my career in first opinion small animal practice. Whilst I am pleased with my current level of knowledge, clinical and surgical skills, I am very aware of my limitations and when to ask a colleague for a second opinion or for some guidance. Throughout the year I have been independently conducting my own consultations and performing routine procedures such as neutering of dogs and cats, dentals and mass removals.
My family and friends would describe me as caring, dependable and hard-working individual. I have a positive outlook on life and enjoy being around others. I have always thrived from being busy; successfully balancing playing hockey for the University’s first team, working a part-time job on the weekends and taking on two committee roles for the University of Surrey Hockey Team (Chairwoman and Activator) alongside my degree. I believe that these extracurricular activities and roles have prepared me well for my future career, where working effectively in a team or leading a team, time management and work-life balance are all incredibly important. Finally, my passion for animals and helping others was my primary reason for aspiring to become a vet from a young age. I am genuinely excited and ready to start my career in this challenging but incredibly rewarding profession.
Current location: United Kingdom
Qualifications: BVMSci (Hons)
Qualified at: University of Surrey
Country qualified: United Kingdom
RCVS registered: No
Been qualified for: I'm a new grad
Type of practice I have experience in: Recent graduate so no experience as of yet. My final year revolved around practical experience in the format of Intramural Rotations (IMR) which was very hands on and extremely beneficial. Completed 6 months of working in various practices before the pand
Sole charge experience: No
Accommodation needed: No
Drivers licence: Yes
Availability: I can start from the 5th October 2020.
Special Interests: Small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Desired location: South East England.
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