AVS launches Clinical EMS Guide

The Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) has launched its ‘Clinical EMS Guide’ to support students throughout their extra mural studies.

Supporting students on EMS is one of AVS’ key priorities this year, having already created the inaugural EMS grants and run the first ever nationwide EMS experience survey- the results of which are due to be revealed at the London Vet Show in November this year.

Following an 18 month process, the clinical guide, which follows the pre-clinical guide launched in 2015, can be found by clicking on the picture. 

It contains advice from students and practising vets alike on areas such as: what to revise; how to source beneficial placements; and key items to bring when on placements and covers a great variety of different placements, including: small animal, farm animal, equine, exotics, conference and VPH among others.

AVS President, David Charles, said: “The launch of our clinical ems guide, which complements our pre-clinical guide means that we can now help students optimise their EMS in all years of the course. Supporting students is a key role for AVS and this guide will support students on EMS alongside the new AVS EMS grants- which open for applications in October- and the EMS experience report that will be launched in an exclusive session at the London Vet Show.”

The association is currently working with EMS coordinators at every vet school in the UK to ensure that all students have access to both digital and hard copies of the guide, which will be circulated in September. In addition to this, AVS has also partnered with Vets4Pets, who sponsored the printing of the guide. Vets4Pets will stock the clinical guide in all their practices that take EMS students.


For any further information about AVS or the EMS Guide please contact David Charles, AVS

President on avspresident@gmail.com