School Student Work Experience

At Millcroft Veterinary Group we believe it is important to give appropriate encouragement and guidance to anyone who wants to work in the veterinary sector.  Work experience at a veterinary practice is highly sought after and we expect you to have a genuine desire to train as a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse and be enthusiastic during your time with us. Due to the nature of veterinary practices, the role of students undertaking work experience is largely one of observation, rather than participation. We are able to offer work experience at our Cockermouth and Workington surgeries only.

School students who would like to be considered for a work placement should apply by completing our application form and returning it Nichola Rae RVN, Nursing Team Leader for placements at the Cockermouth surgery or Mark Bowman RVN, Team Leader for placements at the Workington surgery. If you would like further information about a career as a Veterinary Surgeon or Veterinary Nurse please see the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons website.

Veterinary Student Extra Mural Studies

We welcome veterinary students to see practice with us. Placements are based at the Cockermouth surgery and are most suitable for those with an interest in mixed or large animal practice.

Veterinary students who would like to apply to see practice should send a current curriculum vitae and covering letter to Hazel Sharp, Farm Animal Co-ordinator at the Cockermouth surgery.

Veterinary Nurse Training Practice

Millcroft Veterinary Group has been a veterinary nurse training practice since 2002. To achieve this status we were inspected by our Veterinary Nursing Approved Centre (VNAC), Myerscough College, Preston. A VNAC is an organisation approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to manage veterinary nurse training and to enforce training standards.

We have two inspections a year by Myerscough College to ensure that standards are maintained and to assist with training methods to help our student nurses. The standards we have to meet focus primarily on the range of facilities and equipment we use, and the procedures undertaken in the practice, as well as health and safety issues.