Students Get Insight into Vets in Practice
|Author: Redbrick||Published: 21st May 2012 16:35|
Dawn Pacey is a practicing vet at the Companion Care surgery, located in Pets at Home in Derby. She jumped at the opportunity to share details about her career and what it takes to become a real vet with over 20 students at Ockbrook School. Dawn trained at the Royal Veterinary College in London and has been practicing for a number of years as a First Opinion vet.
Alison Steele, Head Teacher, Ockbrook School, explains: "We place great value on informing our students about potential future careers by inviting professionals to come and talk about their own personal experiences. This is a great opportunity for them to ask questions and learn from the experiences of others.
"We are hugely grateful to Dawn for sparing her valuable time. Her presentation must have made quite an impression as we've already had a request to undertake work experience at Dawn's practice - so we may yet see an Ockbrook student in a future series of Vets in Practice!"
The presentation was about 'what it is really like to be a vet in practice' and the many different vet roles throughout industry, research, specialist referral and first opinion practice. Students also received guidance about the importance of getting first hand practical experience, as well as good grades before embarking on applications.
Grangemount and Ockbrook School are located between Nottingham and Derby, just off the A52. Grangemount Nursery & Junior School to Ockbrook School is an independent school for boys and girls aged 2-11. Ockbrook School is currently an independent school for girls aged 11-18 years. For further details visit our website www.ockbrook.derby.sch.uk