Nurse Work Experience
We welcome all work experience pupils to the practice but as we only take one student at anyone time the places are limited. At Fishguard Vets we adopt a proactive approach towards work placements and can provide truly mixed experience; 35% small animal, 65% large animal and 5% equine. Students are welcome to join our team to shadow the nurses who have a mixed daily routine of theatre duties, small and large animal pharmacy, sterilizing of the equipment, assisting consultations and taking care of the animals kept in for theatre.
We have excellent facilities at the practice with digital x-ray machine, anaesthetic machine using the latest technology to enhance patient recovery and minimize the risk, portable ultrasound scanners, see our facilities for more information.
The practice opens at 8:30am and closes at 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Students are expected to arrive at 8:30am. Lunch can be at a varied time but you should have time to pop to the local shops or you can bring a packed lunch. The evening small animal clinic finishes at 5:30pm but this time can vary as more people come along or an emergency might come in. You are welcome to stay until all clients are seen and any emergencies dealt with but after 5:30pm you can leave.
We ask you to follow the same dress code as all of our auxiliary staff follow; no jeans, wear suitable footwear and bring a pair of wellies in case a vet needs assistance on a farm call. Wear smart clothing a collared t-shirt, polo shirt or shirt is advised. Please do not wear a tie as this can be dangerous but this level of smartness is appreciated. We would appreciate if you could remove all visible piercings including earrings, as this is a health and safety risk.
If a student does not abide by the clothing rules above we reserve the right to send you home. If you are pregnant unfortunately we are not able to accommodate your placement, due to our use of chemicals, the x-ray and the risk of physical injury.