We are regularly asked to provide work experience for school students and extra mural studies for veterinary students. If you would like to contact us please download the relevant forms below and either post or e-mail them to us.
School Work Experience
We have a large number of requests for work experience placements and regret that we are not able to meet all of them. We are very grateful for your interest in Equitait Veterinary Practice and will be in touch shortly to let you know the outcome of your application. Given our current vehicles only have 2 seats and given that our administration assistant travels with us a number of days a week it is rarely possible to offer a full week’s work experience. It may therefore be worthwhile considering approaching other businesses or veterinary practices to see if you can fill the other days with them. Because we also have a large number of veterinary students to accommodate we can only currently only offer 4 school students a placement per year. It is therefore advisable to get your application to us at the earliest possible opportunity. Click here to download the application form.
Extra Mural Studies – Equine
Should you wish to undertake EMS with Equitait Veterinary Practice, please Click here to download the EMS application form.
Work Experience or Extra Mural Studies – Lambing
Whether it be people wishing to gain experience prior to applying for veterinary, or agricultural studies, we get a number of students asking if they can come and help around lambing time. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn in the coming lambing season.
This is an unpaid role but students will get an opportunity to learn about and get hands on experience with dealing with:
- What is normal in terms of the labour process and care of the ewe and lamb around the time of lambing;
- Feeding and caring for pet and orphaned lambs;
- Adoption and fostering of lambs;
- Uterine and vaginal prolapses;
- Weak and hypothermic lambs;
- Peri-parturient disease such as ‘twin lamb disease’;
- Difficult lambings; and
- Mis-mothering issues.
We lamb approximately 550 ewes outdoors and at the same time of year calf approximately 75 cows. We select breeding stock and then manage our animals so we intervene with them as little as possible so as to make the process as natural as possible.
The flock is jointly managed by a veterinary surgeon and farmer who have over 65 years of lambing experience between them so there is a wealth of experience to be able to learn from.
Approximate dates April 7th – 21st
For some students the opportunity to perform this role for a few hours either before or after school/weekends is welcomed.
Closing date January 31st each year.