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Our centres are resuming placements where it is safe to do so. You will need to contact your nearest site to check

Are you studying to become a vet or vet nurse? If so, complete your pre-clinical Extra Mural Studies (EMS) placements with Cats Protection, the UK’s leading feline welfare charity.

At our centres, vet students will have the opportunity to gain a whole host of skills and experiences as part of their placement while making a huge difference to cats and kittens.


You can complete a minimum of two weeks with Cats Protection and will be supported to develop many fundamental skills and the knowledge you need to succeed and make this placement a great start to your veterinary career.

Throughout your placement, you will develop animal handling, husbandry and communication skills. You will be introduced to CP’s minimum veterinary standards (MVS) and the principles of shelter medicine and learn about the importance of kitten neutering and population control. You will get the chance to meet and learn from our amazing team and will also have access to Cats Protection’s online learning platform and resources on topics such as cat behaviour, infectious diseases and their control, cat care and welfare and our Veterinary Guide.

Check out our leaflet for more information

Contact information

If you are interested in completing your pre-clinical EMS placement with Cats Protection or would like further information, please do get in touch with us! You can visit your local adoption centre and have a chat with the manager or give them a call.

T: 03000 12 12 12

"My placement at Cats Protection was absolutely invaluable. During my two weeks there I was able to build on my knowledge and put my animal husbandry skills in to practice.”
“Overall, I would highly recommend this placement as it is very hands-on and helped strengthen my learning from lectures."
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