Round 2 of the Trust’s careers day tour took us to the Hawkshead campus of the Royal Veterinary College on Saturday for the Association of Veterinary Student’s (AVS) Congress. Over 200 students from vet schools far and wide braved the weather (and their hangovers) to attend. They were rewarded with a day crammed full of lectures and practical tutorials under the theme ‘Vets on Top’. Among the expert guest speakers was celebrity vet Noel Fitzpatrick who introduced his ‘Bionic Veterinary Team’. Previous Trust grant holder Renate Weller also gave a talk and invited students to ‘Design your own Vet School’!
The Trust pitched up a stand in the Careers Fayre and spent the day chatting to students about our Library resources and taking names for our Grants Alerts. Other exhibitors at the fayre included BEVA, the RSPCA, SPVS and the Worshipful Company of Farriers, who bought along a bounty of stuffed horse’s legs for the students to play with. Nothing however could quite compete with Pedigree’s free ‘Doggie Bags’, full to the brim with enough free samples and treats for any animal lover to spoil their pet rotten. While we didn’t have much more than a few dib-dabs to give away, we were however able to entice delegates with our fantastic new Free Library Membership prize draw. Any final year vet student is eligible to enter and we have 6 memberships to give away once they’ve graduated. You don’t just have to catch the careers day tour to enter, simply visit http://trust.rcvs.org.uk/library-and-information-services/competitions/ to find out more.
Next stop on the tour will be the University of Nottingham’s Careers Day on 22nd May