A SCHOOLGIRL from Knutsford has taken the first step towards achieving her dream of becoming a vet.

Egerton Primary School pupil Eliza Bishop is already busy planning out her career, despite being just eight-years-old.

She has now had her first taste of what to expect after completing work experience with Tatton Vets.

“It was amazing! I really loved it,” said Eliza.

“I learnt about how to do blood samples and I learned that I really do want to be a vet when I grow up.

“It must be so nice to look after all the animals.”

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Knutsford Guardian: Eliza Bishop dreams of becoming a vetEliza Bishop dreams of becoming a vet (Image: Tatton Vets)

Founders of the practice, Christian Sadler and Riaz Rhemu, put together a full experience to show Eliza all the different aspects of the job, explaining the qualifications needed and answering all the questions she had prepared.

Eliza wasn’t the only one getting some work experience, she was joined by Nottingham University veterinary student, Esme Perry.

After the guided tour of the building, Eliza was given the opportunity to get to know one of the four-legged patients, a 50lb English bulldog who was booked in for an operation later that day.

Eliza watched as the team of vets prepared the dog for his procedure, placing a cannula in his leg and taking blood samples, which Eliza helped Dr. Rhemu run through a blood analysis machine.

Dr. Rhemu said: “Eliza was brilliant - clearly an intelligent and very confident little lady.

“It’s great to see such ambition at an early age. Being successful in your early veterinary training is all about getting real-world experience.

“To even gain a place at veterinary school, you need to have practical experience behind you.”

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Knutsford Guardian: Eliza helped Dr Riaz Rhemu run blood testsEliza helped Dr Riaz Rhemu run blood tests (Image: Tatton Vets)

Eliza’s work experience took place asTatton Vets, located on Windsor Way in Knutsford, celebrated its one year anniversary, having opened its doors on September 5, 2022.

Dr. Sadler and Dr. Rhemu have been friends since vet school and decided to set up a practice together.

Both have been practicing in Cheshire and Greater Manchester since qualifying in 2016.

Dr. Sadler added: “We were delighted to host Eliza for the work experience and it was wonderful to see her listening so intently as we talked about life as a vet.

"She was really careful using the blood analysis machine and seemed fascinated with the all the medicines and machines we have here.

"I hope we gave her some good insight into the training needed to become a vet and more importantly, I hope we inspired her.”

Knutsford Guardian: Eliza's day of work experience coincided with Tatton Vets' first birthdayEliza's day of work experience coincided with Tatton Vets' first birthday (Image: Tatton Vets)