Extra Mural Studies for Veterinary Students
Our EMS scheme allows veterinary students to gain experience working in a practice dedicated to orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery and neurology. Due to the high demand we need to place a restriction of two weeks on the time spent visiting the clinic. To gain most from the placement we also request that applicants are in their fourth or final year of clinical studies when the placement commences.
Rotations are available in two week blocks, during which the student will follow clinicians in orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery and neurology. During this time students will be able to observe consultations and surgery on a daily basis. Exposure to the disciplines of anaesthesia and diagnostic imaging will be achieved via time spent working with our intern team and our radiography department. The rotations start from 10am on the first Monday with the working day commencing at 9am for the remainder of the placement.
We do not offer accommodation, although there are a number of guest houses and bed/breakfast establishments nearby.
For further information and to request a placement, please send a CV, a letter outlining your reasons for wanting to do a placement with us, a recent passport-style photograph and your preferred placement dates to Pádraig Egan on padraige@fitzpatrick[email protected]. Please use your university email account for all correspondence to aid us in verifying you are a Veterinary Student.
Visiting Qualified Vets
We welcome visits from referring and non-referring veterinary surgeons who wish to find out more about our service, view our facilities and meet our team. To arrange to visit us, please contact Pádraig Egan on [email protected].
School / Sixth Form Students
We are afraid that due to the commitment we make to help in the training of undergraduate veterinary students and the busy nature of referral practice we are unable to offer work experience placements to school and sixth form students in either the rehabilitation or veterinary centre.