Answer the question – only the question. Don’t just write everything you know related to the subject, but approach it as problem solving. If a client came to you with the same question, what would you say to them?
Think like a vet, not a student. For final year exams, especially vivas, there may be a range of right answers. These are conversations that may take different directions depending on your answers. Listen to what the examiner is asking – they may ask leading questions looking for a specific answer. Don’t worry if you don’t get that ‘mark’. Keep information relevant, sensible, SAFE comments.
Treat revision as preparation for practice life. Make notes in a way that you can refer to them easily in that difficult consult, or when you nip back to the car on a farm for a ‘jab’. This will make your revision worthwhile in the long term, and keep you mind on the context of preparing for a vocation, not just an exam.