Royal Veterinary College On Tour
7 September 2009
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will provide advice and guidance on studying and working in the veterinary sector at selected locations throughout England during September. The first will be on Thursday September 10 at St Margaret’s School, Exeter. The tour will then move on to Cheltenham, Hereford, Hartford, Keswick, Newcastle, York, Scunthorpe, Norwich and Rickmansworth. See RVC On Tour for dates and locations.
Each session, which will run from 3pm to 6pm, will be open to secondary school students, teachers, parents and careers advisers. It will present information on the wide-ranging courses offered by the RVC and the differing career choices available in the sector.
Visitors will have the chance to carry out practical veterinary skills, such as bandaging, gowning and gloving in a sterile environment and attempting a one-handed surgical tie. The RVC state-of-the-art Haptic laptop will also allow attendees to compete against each other to test their aptitude for core veterinary skills.
RVC teaching and admissions staff, students and recent graduates will be on hand to answer questions for all those interested in becoming a vet, veterinary nurse or bio-veterinary scientist. The RVC is involved in the government-backed Walks of Life programme designed to demonstrate the diversity of the profession.
Notes for editors
- Further information about Walks of Life can be found at www.walksoflife.org.uk
To request further information or an interview please contact:
The Royal Veterinary College
Established in 1791, the RVC is the UK’s longest-standing veterinary college—with a proud heritage of innovation in veterinary science, clinical practice and education.