Extra Mural Studies

AVS EMS Survey


AVS unveiled the results of its inaugural EMS experience survey, which was completed by a quarter (24 percent) of AVS members, as well as recent graduates at the London Vet Show’s first student-led session. 1282 in total. David Charles (AVS President 2018-2019) added: “I’m excited to close our year long EMS project (which has included launching the AVS EMS grants and Clinical EMS Guide) by launching the AVS EMS Resource. We wanted to be able to use the survey’s data to produce a product that would allow us to support our members, which I am happy to say we were able to launch at London Vet Show. Having so many practices signed up already is fantastic and will hopefully help tailor EMS placements to specific students needs. I hope to see it used in many practices in future.”
The Results of the Survey can be viewed here

EMS Resource

AVS have produced resources which will help both students and practices to get the most out of EMS. It gives students a chance to think about what they really want from the placement and start to decide how they will achieve it.

See the Resources below:
Small Animal
Large Animal

EMS Guides

The AVS MSG (Members' Services Group) have produced EMS guides for both pre-clinical and clinical vet students to help them organise placements as well as giving advice on how to get the most out of them. It includes both general advice and species specific advice covering all the species and different types of placement. We hope you find the guide useful and informative!
Copies will be available from your AVS rep, around your uni and as an e-copy is below:

Pre-Clinical EMS Guide

Clinical EMS Guide

The North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE)

Ever wanted to work in North America? Do you fancy living in a place with 80 million dogs, 96 million cats and over 1.5 billion farm animals? Well if the answer is yes, AVS have put together a quick guide to the NAVLE and what it entails!


We also have an article that was published in JAVS (Spring 2016) by a NAVLE survivor with hints and tips for applying, studying for and hopefully passing the NAVLE. It can be accessed here.


WikiVet was originally launched in 2007 with the objective of providing a one stop shop to support all veterinary students and graduates in their studies. Since then, the site has grown enormously to accommodate the needs of students to access reliable information which fits well with their existing course material. Now in the UK over 70% of all students are registered users of WikiVet and globally we have over 20,000 student users out of a total of over 34,000 users.

Just some of the features on WikiVet...

  • Quizzes

  • Flashcards

  • Links

  • Podcasts

  • Videos

  • Anatomy Museum

The site also has one of the most comprehensive list of educational resources for vets and veterinary students, which can be found here.