Robson Vets are extending an opportunity for someone in the Mearns to get an insight into the workings of a veterinary practice.
The practice has been delighted to learn that they have been nominated for Practice of the Year in the 2015 Petplan Veterinary Awards.
Robson Vets has taken on pupils in the past and currently has someone working in their Portlethen office but is exenting the opportunity to the Mearns.
Yvonne Shand, from Robson Vets, said: “ We are also very proud of the work we have done over the last few years with some young people in Portlethen to assist them in the ambition to enter the veterinary profession and have now decided to expand the opportunity to young people in the Laurencekirk area.
“Over the last couple of years, we have actively looked for a young person from Portlethen Academy interested in veterinary medicine to offer them a paid part time receptionist job within the practice and give them an insight into the workings of a veterinary practice.
Robson, a registered training practice, also offer the opportunity to gain valuable paid work experience along side the vets, nurses and support team and the post ideal for someone who would be looking to enter the profession.
She added: “To date we have taken on three school pupils, one is currently working with us at our Portlethen Surgery while in fifth year at school and interested in a veterinary medicine career.
“Our former pupils have both been succesful in obtaining places to persue their ambitions, with one currently in his third year at university to become a vet but still working with us during holidays which we arrange to suit his course commitments, and the other has recently commenced full time study to become a veterinary nurse.
“Owing to the success of our former pupils, we have decided to expand our initiative to look for another young person from the Laurencekirk area to join us at our Veterinary Hospital there.”