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BSc Veterinary Nursing

BSc Veterinary Nursing

Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ , Credits 240 )
In response to the recognition and registration of veterinary nursing as a profession in Ireland, UCD developed and implemented a full-time, four-year honours BSc Veterinary Nursing degree programme in 2009. The degree provides the graduate with not only a sound academic foundation but also the practical skills and competencies with which to build a solid career as a professional veterinary nurse.
For more information regarding this course, please click School of Veterinary Medicine

How do I apply?

For EU students, please apply via MyUCD. The following entry route(s) are available:
Description ENTRY Duration Application Opening Date APPURL
BSc Veterinary Nursing(VTS2)Undergraduate Degree (Non EU) Entry in
Sep 2019
Full Time - 4 Year(s) Apply from -
Oct 2018
First & Second Year
Students receive a high-quality education through lectures, tutorials and practical classes, as well as off-site work experience. The curriculum reflects the demands on the Irish veterinary nurse in practice by incorporating teaching on small animal (including exotics), farm animal and equine nursing. During the first two years, students spend an average of 30 hours per week attending lectures, tutorials and practicals on all aspects of veterinary nursing.

A combination of end-of-semester written and practical examinations, along with continuous assessment during semesters, is used throughout the programme.
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BSc Veterinary NursingVTS2
In addition to the highly skilled role of veterinary nursing in the practice environment, strong demand exists for qualified veterinary nurses in a number of related fields:

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Practice Management
  • Animal Welfare
  • Charitable Work
  • Education

    You will also have the opportunity to pursue graduate studies, thereby actively contributing to academic and research fields both within your profession and in related sciences.