Why did you choose to train with WVS?
“We get very limited hands on surgical experience at university, and I knew I wanted to be more confident in my abilities. WVS is one of the only organisations that provides proper training for spays and neuters, and I was instantly drawn to it.”
Which parts of the training course did you find most valuable?
“One thing that many vets are scared of is making mistakes, but we forget that it is completely normal. Being in an environment where you were not penalised for it was more helpful than I realised. It gave me the ability to learn with confidence. I wasn’t demoralised if one small thing went wrong, but instead was taught to focus on how to fix the mistake and learn from it.”
“I felt calmer during procedures, allowing me to better handle any complications that I may encounter, and that experience is what will stick with me throughout my whole career.”
What would you say to another vet student thinking about training with WVS?
“The educational experience you gain by training with WVS is invaluable. It feels very personalised, focusing on you and bettering your skills, which I always felt was hard to get in a full classroom setting. I felt so much more capable in my abilities, and my work at the centre was an affirmation that this truly is the career for me. Not only are the educational aspects important, but you get to meet people from all over the world during the training. From your fellow trainees and volunteers, to the doctors and nurses, hearing about the experiences of people from so many different walks of life is an adventure in itself.”
How did you find the teaching at WVS Thailand?