We accept school pupils (16-18 years old ) on work placements, who are interested in a career in equine nursing or veterinary medicine. These may be part of their formal school programme or arranged yourself during your school vacations. School pupils are based with our nursing and yard team in the clinic and are there to observe procedures. However, pupils are encouraged to help with mucking out and general yard duties. Clothing appropriate for a yard, including sensible protective footwear should be worn. Trainers and wellingtons are not acceptable. To apply for work experience please click here to download an application form. Please apply early as these positions are filled far in advance.
Please remember that whilst you are visiting the clinic, client confidentiality is of utmost importance. Also, it should be expected that sometimes horses must be euthanased. School pupils are not expected to participate in these situations, or in any situation where they do not feel comfortable. However, they must remember to conduct themselves appropriately in front of our clients.
Extra-Mural Studies for Veterinary Students Seeing Practice
We are delighted to announce that we are a Partner Practice for Surrey Vet School, and as such, will be taking 2 Surrey Vet School final year students for 4 week rotations, throughout term time. Outside of these rotations, we are happy to take veterinary students at any stage of their clinical training and from any university. We have a busy clinic, as well as several vets busy on ambulatory calls daily. Therefore, we limit numbers to a maximum of 2 students at any one time. Students get a wide range of clinic-based and ambulatory experience. We also expect students to help out with morning and evening stable rounds of in-patients, treatments and checks. Students are welcome to attend emergencies out-of-hours in the clinic. Students should wear appropriate work wear/boiler suits and protective footwear. Wellingtons and jeans are not allowed. We ask that students wear their college name badges at all times to identify yourself as a visiting student. To check availability, please email Kelly Tillett, Nursing Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your dates.
Newnham Court Equine Clinic runs two 12 month hospital/ambulatory internships suitable for new and recently qualified graduates, starting every year in February and August. This internship provides an opportunity to obtain high-quality post-graduate experience in equine general practice. The emphasis of this programme will be on gaining practical clinical experience in equine ambulatory work, but also in hospital investigation of medicine, orthopedic and reproductive cases, as well as basic anesthesia and surgery. This will enable the intern to identify specific fields in which to specialise in preparation for future certificate study and/or further specialist training. This year, 2018, we will be launching our Graduate Training Programme (Preceptorship to Advanced Practitioner Programme), a 4 year programme, based on a 12 month internship, followed by support and training through to Advanced Practitioner Status. The internship is run by Clinical Head of Hospital, Katie Snalune. If you wish to discuss this programme further, please do not hesitate to call Katie on 01622 737884 or 07710 442273. If you are interested in our new Graduate training Programme and would like to learn more about it, please email Katie at: email@example.com.