Day in the life of a vet student on placement

Posted by on 1 February 2017 | Comments

Day in the life of a vet student on placement

An average day on placement at Blue House starts at 8am when I arrive at the practice and start making the morning tea, if one of the very efficient receptionists hasn’t already beaten me to it. I then watch any interesting morning consults before heading over to the surgical building to assist the nurses with prepping the in-patients for surgery and settling them into their kennels. Once the patients are asleep I scrub in to assist the vet on their procedures where I can. It’s really good to see the operations as a student because things look very different in real life compared to the pictures in textbooks! I also help with any emergencies that come in; while I’ve been here we have had a collapsed dog, a dog with a stick stuck in the roof of its mouth and two caesareans! The rest of my day consists of watching consults, trying to avoid getting quizzed on cases by Neil and lots of dog and cat cuddles of course.