STUDENT WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS
ANIMAL KEEPING DEPARTMENT
All work experience placements in our Animal Keeping Department are fully booked for 2013.
The criteria for work experience placements at Twycross Zoo in 2014 is currently being reviewed by our Life Sciences team. Therefore, no applications are being taken at present.
Details will be posted on the website when this information is available.
Seeing veterinary practice at Twycross Zoo is fully booked until week commencing 21st October 2013. If you would like to apply for a place after this date, please read the following information first.
These placements are for students of Veterinary Medicine currently at University in their final (clinical) two years. Placements are for a period of two weeks. As we are a Clinical Associate of the School of Veterinary Medicine & Science at the University of Nottingham we do not accept applications from Nottingham students who will rotate through the Zoo in their final year as part of that course.
We are also able to have on site one qualified vet at a time, for a minimum of two weeks. The candidate will take part in all clinical events, attend rounds, journal club and experience the diversity of zoo work. This will count towards RCVS Continuing Professional Development for those with an interest in exotics. This CPD costs £100 per week.
In addition, qualified and trainee veterinary nurses are welcome to apply for a placement working alongside our Vet Nurses.
Seeing veterinary practice includes close contact with zoo animals. Twycross Zoo has a large collection of primates and for their health protection, we need to ensure that people working closely with these species are appropriately vaccinated. To this end, applicants must be vaccinated against Tetanus and Seasonal Flu. All students seeing veterinary practice must also be able to arrange and fund their own accommodation and transport.
How to apply
If you meet the above criteria and would like to be considered for a placement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org