Destination Vet summer school
Learn from practising vets and work with a variety of animals.
|Programme dates||Sunday 24 July to Saturday 5 August 2023|
|Benefits||Completion of this summer school will provide participants with 8 days of work experience which can count towards any in-person work experience requirements for entry to Bristol Vet School in 2024 and beyond.|
Who it's for
Destination Vet is a 2-week residential summer school experience, showcasing what it is like to study Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol. Academic sessions are mostly delivered on our Vet School's Langford campus, with additional teaching on our main Bristol campus, plus visits to supplementary locations for further animal-handling and learning experiences.
What you'll learn
Destination Vet offers many different learning experiences with working vet practitioners, leading staff members, and specialist experts.
- Small animal practice
This includes work in referral, diagnostic laboratories and operation theatres.
- Practice-based experience and observation sessions
Gain practical experience at a dairy unit and sheep farm with practising vets, and participate in practice-based observation sessions with equine vets.
- Sessions with specialist surgeons
Participate in consultation sessions to assess and treat animals.
- Exotic species session
Learn to compare different species and identify internal structures during sessions on our main campus.
Over the course of the summer school you will will learn transferrable skills such as:
- Clinical skills and techniques
Understand biosecurity, safe working practice, clinical examination and practical techniques.
- Communication skills
Learn how to communicate with animal owners and find out about the internal referral process.
- Group work and presentation techniques
Work with other students to respond to a case study and present your findings to faculty members.
- Problem-solving skills
Gain advice from our working specialist practitioners about how to identify and respond to in-field risks, and learn how to implement best practice.
Find out more about your summer experience by viewing our Destination Vet Programme Outline 2022 (PDF, 137kB). Note that this programme outline is from 2022; the 2023 provision may vary.
If you need to view the programme outline in another format, email email@example.com.
Learn more about Bristol Veterinary School, where you will be based.
You must meet all of the below requirements to be eligible for this summer school.
|Application deadline||Sunday 11 June 2023|
|Study level||Pre-undergraduate: currently in high school / 16–18 further education|
You must be studying Chemistry and at least one of either Biology, Physics or Maths.
|Academic requirements||You should be on track to meet typical entry requirements for BVSc Veterinary Science.|
|English language requirements||
If English is not your first language, you need to meet (or be due to meet by the time you apply to University) our English language Profile B.
You can view the tests and levels we accept by visting our Profile B language requirements page and selecting the 'English Language Proficiency Tests' tab.
16 or over at the time of the summer school.
This summer school is for high school students who are not yet studying at university level.
You can email or phone us if you have any questions about the course or your eligibility.
We provide accommodation, meals, transfers and a programme of exciting social activities. Find out more about what your time in Bristol will be like.