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I have thoroughly enjoyed my three week clinical placement at the Whyalla Veterinary Clinic. I came with a very specific list of aims and I'm pleased to say that they were absolutely fulfilled.
My original reason for applying to Whyalla was the opportunity for lots of "tissue time" or surgical experience - something that is not provided by the University. Dr Andrew Melville-Smith ensures that every student has this experience and in an environment that is encouraging and supportive. He allows us the freedom to practice our skills and allows usto work independently. Andrew has created a program that greatly enriches the educational experience of the veterinary student.
I was especially impressed by Andrew's equipment for cytology and examination of microscopic samples. He has a great knowledge of cytological examination and I learnt much from working with him. I feel he has set a standard for me that I may not be able to find in many other veterinary general practices - he has thoroughly spoilt me!
I am also greatly in awe of Andrew's commitment and contribution to many aspects of society. He donates a lot of time and money to the education of veterinary students, rehoming stray and abandoned pets and to the protection and preservation of theAustralian environment. Andrew has certainly set a very high standard in many respects!
Absolutely everyone in Andrew's team contributed to a productive and educational experience and I would especially like to thank the lovely Dr Miranda Tiong and the unflappable Dr Charna Stowe for their assistance, patience, tutelage and contribution to my veterinary education.
"I feel he has set a standard for me that I may not be able to find in many other veterinary general practices - he has thoroughly spoilt me!" Jane Whitney