Farm Veterinary Summer School

Date and location
11 – 16 August 2024, Sparsholt College, Sparsholt

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The RVC Farm Veterinary Summer School is a residential programme for 20 students to work with RVC staff and students in a Farm based setting to gain insight into production animal veterinary medicine and being a veterinary student.
Sun 11 August 2024 - 16:00 to Fri 16 August 2024 - 17:00

The course will be a combination of educational visits by coach to livestock enterprises (surrounding farms, a livestock market, potentially an abattoir), some hands on experience at Sparsholt College (milking cows at 4:30am one morning (!), animal handling, pig pregnancy scanning, parasite diagnostics and attending a post mortem) and seminars and group discussions on topical issues. The maximum number of students is 20, so there is plenty of opportunity for discussion, interaction, exchanging ideas, making friends and questioning teaching staff and the host farmers. The course is run by three farm vets from the Royal Veterinary College and supported by two student ambassadors who are currently studying to become vets.
Accommodation in single en-suite bedrooms and full board catering will be at Sparsholt College.


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