Eastcott Veterinary Clinic and Hospital
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EMS, Work Experience and Volunteering Information

Work Experience 

We do accept certain students wishing to follow a career with animals for work experience. We are overwhelmed with request and there are some rules in place not only to give everyone a fair chance but also to take into account the veterinary environment and Health and Safety. Please read on to see our work experience requirements.


Sadly we are unable to accept volunteer helpers because of the high levels of supervision that would be required. If you are interested in a volunteer job with animals in Swindon you could try looking for Swindon based animal charities or rescue homes.

Work Experience Requirements for Eastcott Vets

Please read the details below to check that you qualify and check availability below before contacting us regarding work experience. It is advised that you enquire a minimum of 2 months before you require the placement. Only applications submitted using the forms below will be considered.

We have a large number of requests for work experience placement. We can currently only consider work experience requests from:

  • Students studying relevant animal care courses at Lackham College
  • AS Level and A Level Students applying for Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Sciences and Veterinary Nursing
  • University students studying Veterinary Nursing
  • University students studying Veterinary Medicine for EMS placements or Veterinary Sciences
  • Work experience request must be submitted via one of the downloadable forms below which can be emailed or posted. We do not accept request via email without the form or by phone.

Priority will be given to EMS Students studying Veterinary Medicine

Please note:

  • We cannot accept students under 16 years of age
  • Work experience is at our Edison Park Clinic & Hospital only
  • We cannot accept students at weekends, Bank Holidays or over Christmas and New Year unless it is part of a 2 week EMS placement for Veterinary Medicine students
  • Applications must be made via the Work Experience Request Forms below. Please do not submit requests by email (without the form) or by phone
  • We can only accept one student at a time

Current Work Experience Availability

Unavailable dates 2019 - the dates below have been booked

11th - 22nd February, 8th - 19th April , 22nd - 26th April, 20th - 31st May , 1st - 5th July, 8th - 19th July, 28th October- 8th November.

Application Forms for Work Experience and EMS at Eastcott Vets

Work Experience FormDownload EMS Work Experience Form

Once completed please email to Tara Overend

or Post to:
Tara Overend
Eastcott Vets Clinic & Hospital
Edison Park
Hindle Way,
Swindon SN3 3FR

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Eastcott Veterinary Clinic & Hospital
Edison Business Park
Hindle Way, Off Dorcan Way,

Telephone: 01793 528341
email: enquiries@eastcottvets.co.uk