Clive Soanes Broilers (CSB) were delighted to welcome vet student, Charlotte Sharpe to the team recently.
19 year old Charlotte is in her second year at the Royal (Dick*) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh.
Charlotte joined CSB’s Poultry Health Specialist, Emily Hughes for a week and during her time learnt about the whole process from field to fork.
They started out looking at new chicks at Horn Hill, which was Charlotte’s first time inside a chicken shed. They then weighed birds at Southfield and throughout the rest of the week, went to Soanes Poultry for a factory tour, and Charlotte spent a couple of mornings walking the birds at Green Lane with our Farms Supervisor, Melanie Jackson.
They also carried out some post mortems and took some birds to the vets where Charlotte did further post mortems with the Veterinary Surgeon. In addition, they vaccinated birds at Wold Dyke and Emily showed Charlotte how to do laboratory samples, including salmonella and water samples.
Charlotte most enjoyed learning about the health and anatomy of broilers – inspecting the flock and communicating with the vets. Charlotte has said she enjoyed her time and gained a great insight into the industry. She would recommend Clive Soanes Broilers to other vet students in the future.
Emily said: “We really enjoyed having Charlotte on the CSB team and wish her the very best with her studies.
“Based on this very positive experience, the CSB team will be looking to do more work with students in the future.”
Pictured are Charlotte, left and Emily
*In case you’re wondering why the vet school is called Dick, this article gives an interesting insight https://www.ed.ac.uk/vet/about/history