Veterinary students area
This area is for those interested in studying to become a vet, or already studying a veterinary course who would like to learn more about GVS and the opportunities available to you, from finding work placements/internships to learning more about how GVS supports veterinary education.
The GVS contributes directly to support veterinary undergraduates by
- working with academic colleagues and the RCVS to support development of the veterinary public health, state veterinary medicine and preventive medicine curriculum
- delivering lectures, teaching sessions, providing expertise to the schools and acting as examiners
- providing opportunities for extra-mural studies (EMS) placements or internships in government departments and agencies.
Extra Mural Studies/Internship
The GVS can offer either Extra Mural Studies or Internship opportunities which will enable you to gain an overview of the diverse range of roles in government. Short-term research and project opportunities may also be available within particular parts of government throughout the year.
Experience in government will stimulate your interest in everything from veterinary research, control of exotic and other high risk diseases to the role of veterinary forensics in animal welfare investigations and the growing role of the vet in delivering safer food and other animal products to demanding consumers.
If you would like to include experience within a government organisation as part of your veterinary training please e-mail GVS to discuss possible options and placements.
Where: 4 week placement based primarily in the AHVLA Epidemiology, Surveillance and Risk Group
When: Summer 2013
What: A comparative review of national-level processes for identification and assessment of new and emerging technical risks. The aim of which would be to further develop our veterinary risk management cycle.
Please apply to GVS@defra.gsi.gov.uk by close of Friday 17 May2013
GVS teaching days
Through the GVS-UVS Liaison group, staff in both the UK vet schools and in government aim to keep teaching in the growing area of veterinary public health relevant and up-to-date.
A series of teaching days provided by the GVS are delivered to veterinary schools in January each year. The purpose of the sessions is to provide up to date information on government policy and legislation, to increase awareness of the role of vets in public health and to highlight their statutory responsibilities. The sessions also provide students with skills which are commonly used in policy decision making.
Moodle is the on-line collaboration site hosted by Glasgow Veterinary School for the GVS-UVS liaision group.The site provides a location to store shared information and to manage on-line discussions across the group.
A password is required to access the moodle site. Please email GVS if you would like a password to access the site.
Please note: If you are not a government or veterinary school employee you may be asked for some additional information before being given access to the site.