Rhyd Broughton Clinic
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Chester Street Clinic
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At Rhyd Broughton we offer the invaluable experience of working in a modern veterinary practice with insights into the activities that go on ‘behind the scenes’.
There is an extremely high demand for these placements so we are forced to limit students to those applying through their school's own work experience scheme.
What You Can Expect
From the Health and Safety perspective veterinary practice is seen as a high risk environment with unpredictable animals that bite, scratch and peck, ionising radiation, gaseous anaesthesia, sharp instruments, medicines, infectious agents and very stressful and emotional situations. This means that the role of work experience students is largely one of observation rather than participation.
Tasks undertaken by students during placement include:
Assisting the nurses in feeding and walking patients
Cleaning kennels, utensils, floors and work surfaces.
Washing bedding and laundry
Assisting the nurses in feeding and tending to patient needs
Cleaning kennels, utensils, floors and work surfaces
Observing veterinary nurses and surgeons administer treatment and medication
Observing different restraint techniques
Helping with the daily disinfecting and cleaning regime
Observing the veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses during operations
Help with the daily disinfecting and cleaning regime to maintain sterility
Placements are initially for one week
Working hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm
Lunch hour is 1pm when students may use the staff room
Only Sixth Form or College students are allowed to have lunch away from the practice.
Year 10 and Year 11 students must not leave the site during breaks without written permission.
How To Apply
If you would like a work experience placement at Rhyd Broughton please send a letter explaining why you would like a placement and your current CV, or download the online application form and email to Sarah Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to list your contact telephone number.