Rhyd Broughton Clinic  

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Work Experience at Rhyd Broughton

At Rhyd Broughton we offer the invaluable experience of working in a modern veterinary practice with insights into the activities that go on ‘behind the scenes’.


There is an extremely high demand for these placements so we are forced to limit students to those applying through their school's own work experience scheme.


What You Can Expect


From the Health and Safety perspective veterinary practice is seen as a high risk environment with unpredictable animals that bite, scratch and peck, ionising radiation, gaseous anaesthesia, sharp instruments, medicines, infectious agents and very stressful and emotional situations. This means that the role of work experience students is largely one of observation rather than participation.


Tasks undertaken by students during placement include:


Kennel Ward

  • Assisting the nurses in feeding and walking patients

  • Cleaning kennels, utensils, floors and work surfaces.

  • Washing bedding and laundry


Cat Ward

  • Assisting the nurses in feeding and tending to patient needs

  • Cleaning kennels, utensils, floors and work surfaces


Pre-Operative Area

  • Observing veterinary nurses and surgeons administer treatment and medication

  • Observing different restraint techniques

  • Helping with the daily disinfecting and cleaning regime


Operating Theatres

  • Observing the veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses during operations

  • Help with the daily disinfecting and cleaning regime to maintain sterility


Practical Information


Placements are initially for one week

Working hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Lunch hour is 1pm when students may use the staff room

Only Sixth Form or College students are allowed to have lunch away from the practice.

Year 10 and Year 11 students must not leave the site during breaks without written permission.


How To Apply


If you would like a work experience placement at Rhyd Broughton please send a letter explaining why you would like a placement and your current CV, or download the online application form and email to Sarah Lewis at Please make sure to list your contact telephone number.