The future of our profession lies with you.

We are keen to encourage future members of the veterinary profession and regularly have veterinary, veterinary nursing, equine science degree and physiotherapy students see practice with us. We also offer a limited number of work experience placements. When you spend time at our clinic with us, we endeavour to expose you to as many aspects of the profession as possible, enabling you to make an educated decision regarding their future.

We welcome veterinary students at any stage of your degree course. During your stay you will have the opportunity to observe and assist with many different aspects of equine medicine and surgery that we see in a vast variety of different horses, ponies and donkeys. Students are expected to go out on calls with our ambulatory clinicians, as well as spend time in the clinic: the aim is to demonstrate the varied aspects of equine practice. We often have more than one student at any one time, so you will be expected to share case loads evenly between other students.

We encourage you to gain as much practical experience as possible during your stay, both when assisting the nursing and veterinary teams. We also have two qualified Equine Dental Technicians, as we recommend you spend at least one day in your stay with them to learn the finer details of equine dentistry.

We accept school pupils (aged 16 years or over) who are interested in a career in equine veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine on work experience placements.  These must be arranged  within privately their during school/college vacations.  Students will work alongside the veterinary nursing team on the yard at the hospital and, where possible, will get the opportunity to go into theatre to watch surgery and to observe the work of the vets within the clinic. Placements offered are on an observational basis, although some horse handling and stable management may be expected.

Veterinary nursing and physiotherapy students are welcome at any stage of your training. Placements in high demand and very limited so advance applications are essential. We try to provide opportunities to observe a variety of clinical cases, particularly those within the hospital setting. We have a firm believe in the benefit of a complete, holistic approach to rehabilitation from injury or disease and where appropriate you will be invited to participate in hands on patient care during your placement.