Check list

Here is a final check list for you to make sure you have done everything you can to maximise your chances of success:

UCAS form

  • Make a bullet point plan of contents before you start writing
  • Fill in the detail under each section
  • Read aloud to check flow of sentences and paragraphs
  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Ask teacher/friend/relative to do a final read through

Work experience

  • Get a wide range of experience by working in a number of different types of veterinary practices, if difficult, look for alternatives involving working with animals or scientists e.g. petting zoos, laboratories or your local hospital labs.
  • Plan before you go. What do I want to get out of this? What questions might I want to ask?
  • Take notes and write them up at the end to help with your personal statement

Interview preparation

  • Read over your personal statement to check you are able to expand on all of the points you have included in it (e.g. motivations, science, work experience)
  • Check out the most current stories in the media involving veterinary medicine and public health
  • Try to arrange a practise session with your teacher, tutor, connexions/CXL advisor or graduate mentor. This can be quite formal or just a chat around the contents of your UCAS statement – be sure to ask them to probe you in more detail
  • Plan your travel arrangements in advance to avoid stress on the day