‘Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 Virus, all external visits have been suspended until further notice.  Updates will be added as the situation develops’.

Visiting us for Extra-Mural studies (EMS)

The Small Animal Teaching Hospital accepts visitors for EMS in 2 main categories:

1. Veterinary surgeons or senior veterinary students in their clinical years

For these individuals:

  • Visits must be to a particular service within the hospital.
  • Visits must be approved by the Head of Service or the senior clinician of that service at the time of the visit.
  • A service may be visited for up to 2 weeks. Visitors may rotate through different services to a maximum period of 6 weeks.
  • As our priority must be the education of our own students, undergraduate students can only visit outside of core teaching time (rotations and electives). Occasionally, one qualified vet may be allowed to visit a service during core teaching time but this is uncommon and must be specifically approved.

2. Residents in training programmes at other centres

Residents at other institutions or centres may undertake externships with a SATH service, usually for a 4 week period, in order to fulfil the requirements of their training programme. These externships are normally arranged through a formalised agreement with the resident’s home institution, but occasionally they can be arranged on an ad hoc basis. For all externships:

  • Visits must be approved by the Head of Service or the senior clinician of that service at the time of the visit.
  • It is the responsibility of the visiting resident to ensure the appropriate paperwork is completed to record their training here.

All visitors to the hospital must register via the hospital office, complete an application form and submit a short summary CV. For further information please contact us.