Education and careers

Staff education

At Scott Mitchell Associates we promote continuing education for all our staff. Our vets regularly attend courses around the country in order to stay up to date with the latest techniques and treatments. Some of our vets have completed further qualifications in equine practice and bovine reproduction.

We are a Veterinary nurse training centre and have nurses studying at Newcastle college.

Client education

We provide regular client education evenings and events for the farming and equestrian community. This approach allows us to promote preventative health care to help keep your animals at their peak. Many of our vets are Lantra qualified training providers. Our farm department frequently run 'Farmskills' workshops; these are practical based educational sessions on a huge variety of topics - if there is not yet a Farmskills workshop that suits you, then please ask and we can create one for you!

Careers in veterinary practice

We offer places for work experience for school students interested in a career in Veterinary practice. If you are interested please apply to the practice in writing or email

We also offer places for veterinary students to complete extra mural studies (EMS) placements. To apply for EMS placement please email or visit the XLVets EMS site on