Visiting Us

Visiting Us

Visiting Us

Langford Vets and the University of Bristol are very proud of the team and state-of-the-art facilities at the Veterinary School and ideally would accept all of the many requests to visit that are received. However the priority has to be to our patients and their owners and therefore opportunities for visiting have to be restricted, and may depend on why you wish to visit.

Visitors to the Veterinary School for research or teaching collaborations should contact either the relevant academic staff member directly, or e-mail the Head of School's Office 

Members of the public

We regret we cannot accommodate one-off visits by members of the public. However we do run regular Open Days, which are advertised on our website. 

New clients are always welcome at our first opinion practices. 

Owners of hospitalised patients

Please view our General Info for Owners FAQs.

Press

Please contact the University Public Relations Office.

Work experience students

We offer a week’s structured programme once a year for school children over the age of 16 years who are particularly interested in applying to Vet School. We regret we cannot accept school children less than 16 years of age.

For further information please contact Shelley Monks. Please note, you should receive a response to any work experience enquiries within 14 days.

Schools or children's organisations wishing to arrange a group visit should contact the Head of School’s Office

Prospective veterinary students

If you are thinking of applying to vet school, the University Open Days include an opportunity to visit the Vet School at Langford. 

The School also run a bespoke one-day information course (VetQuest) each spring.

Veterinary undergraduate students wishing to undertake extra-mural studies (EMS)

Veterinary Students from other universities may come to undertake EMS at Langford Vets during the Christmas and Easter vacations, and during August/September when there are no students on rotations. This can be booked as 2 week blocks.

For more information please contact us by e-mailing lvs-ems2@langfordvets.co.uk.

Any request must include the following information:

  • The date preferred
  • The service you are looking to spend time with
  • Vet School you are enrolled at
  • Year of study.

Veterinary undergraduate students wishing to undertake extended internships (externships) to complete their clinical training, and Erasmus placements

We are not able to offer extended placements for undergraduate veterinary students who need practical experience in order to complete their qualifications.

We regret we do not automatically accept students because they have Erasmus funding.

Recent veterinary graduates looking for internships

We offer ten, 12-month rotating Internships (Postgraduate Certificates in Veterinary Clinical Practice) in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery each year. Applicants must hold a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Please visit the RCVS website if you are not certain whether your degree qualifies. One year’s experience in a good quality small animal practice after graduation is an advantage.

UK Visas and Immigration requires that applicants from the UK and the rest of the EU are given preference: applicants from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, the USA and all other countries outside the EU must be eligible to obtain a visa and it will be your responsibility to obtain the visa; we cannot do this for you.

The intern year officially runs from the end of June to the beginning of July the following year. Interns are registered as PGC in Veterinary Clinical Practice with the University of Bristol. They are paid a tax-free stipend (currently 16,161 GBP) and receive 20 days of holiday annually.

Adverts for these posts and instruction on how to apply are placed in December-January each year in the Veterinary Record, on www.jobs.ac.uk, and on the Langford Vets website.

These posts are highly competitive and we have up to 100 applications each year. If you are shortlisted after application, you will be invited for interview in February/March and be given the opportunity to spend time at Langford.

We regret we are unable to arrange visits for all prospective intern applicants before short-listing has taken place.

Prospective interns can visit the ICU for up to one week, please contact Christina Maunder for further information.

Prospective residents (masters of veterinary science)

We offer a range of Residencies in various subjects. Short visits of 1-5 days are encouraged for veterinarians considering undertaking a Residency before making an application. Please contact the person named in the advert or the relevant Academic lead.

Applicants must hold a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Please go to www.rcvs.org.uk if you are not certain whether your degree qualifies. Completion of an internship after graduation is a usual requirement.

The UK Border Agency requires that applicants from the UK and the rest of the EU are given preference: applicants from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, the USA and other countries outside the EU must be eligible to obtain a visa.

The Resident year runs from either January 31st or July 31st depending on the discipline. Residents are registered as Senior Clinical Training Scholars with the University of Bristol. Residents are paid a tax-free stipend (currently ~17,000 GBP) and receive 20 days’ vacation.

Adverts for these posts and instruction on how to apply are placed in the Veterinary Record, and on www.jobs.ac.uk.

These posts are highly competitive but if you are shortlisted after application, you will be invited for interview and be given the opportunity to spend time at Langford.

Visitors will be required to provide further information before acceptance.

Residents currently in training

We try to accommodate all reasonable requests from Residents enrolled in approved training programmes to spend 2-4 weeks in a relevant discipline. 

Visitors will be required to provide further information before acceptance.

Veterinary surgeons in general practice

We regret we cannot normally accommodate vets in practice. If referring a case, it may be possible to follow it through the hospital by contacting the relevant clinician; please make reception aware of your request when referring the case.

We are always happy to try and accommodate visits of up to 4 weeks by academic staff from other Veterinary Schools.