VetQuest 2019: Booking Now Open
Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol, Langford, North Somerset, BS40 5DU
Aspiring vets and vet nurses will have the opportunity to explore and experience life as a student and find out what it’s like to work in the veterinary industry at the Bristol Veterinary School.
The one-day event, called VetQuest, held at the University of Bristol’s Langford campus, will enable prospective students to spend the day being mentored by a current student whilst getting involved in interactive sessions. The campus has first-class clinical facilities, including equine and small animal hospitals; a dairy farm; diagnostic laboratories; and farm animal, small animal and equine practices.
The long running event aims to showcase some of the opportunities available to those interested in pursuing a veterinary career. As well as a tour of the Vet School and talks on vet admissions and work experience, participants will have a chance to get involved in practical activities led by staff and students.
Dr Louisa Slingsby, Teaching Fellow at Bristol Vet School and Faculty Admissions and Recruitment Officer for Health Sciences, said: “VetQuest allows those who are interested in a career in the veterinary professions to come along for a day to find out more about the roles of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses. They will also have the opportunity to find out what questions they should be asking to make an informed decision about entering these careers.”
There will also be an optional session for parents and carers to help them navigate the challenges of applying to study to be a vet or vet nurse. The morning starts with a tour and then a talk and a Q&A session and finishes around lunchtime.
The cost of the one-day event is £55 and there are a limited number of subsidised places at £10. Lunch is included in the registration fee.
The event is primarily aimed at years 11 and 12, although anyone is welcome to attend.