The University of Helsinki is a responsible employer that offers paid summer jobs only.
We are Finland’s largest academic institution and one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities. Our staff of over 8,000 work in various roles in teaching, research and specialist and support services. This enables us to offer a wide range of summer job opportunities. We provide our staff with high-quality support services and extensive benefits.
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My summer as a foal sitter
My summer job at the University of Helsinki’s Equine Hospital gave me my first taste of equine veterinary practice.
I had very little experience of handling foals despite about ten years’ experience with horses. However, thanks to experienced and professional veterinary nursing staff, I felt that I soon got the hang of handling foals and the most common care procedures. It was interesting to get to follow the diagnostics and treatment of foal patients and, in fact, the Equine Hospital also provides a unique opportunity to follow intensive care of foals. During the summer, I learnt the principles of working at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the most common treatment methods used in foal care.
I particularly liked the practicality of the work and having had the chance to work with patients from day one. Work with living animals presents its challenges but during the summer I learnt to work in changing circumstances and adjust plans, sometimes at very short notice. Foal care entails a great deal of cooperation with sitters, veterinary nursing staff and veterinarians. The good work community helped in coping with three-shift work. In addition, the recovery and development of foal patients was particularly rewarding. In my opinion, work as a foal sitter is a practical and safe way to acquaint yourself with equine veterinary practice and animal care.