UCD Veterinary Medicine is the only centre for veterinary medical education in Ireland. It enjoys a long and proud tradition, and the school has achieved an international reputation. It provides excellent facilities for the care of animals and offers outstanding training opportunities for veterinary medical and veterinary nursing students.
From the very start, you will receive a strong grounding in normal animal structure and function, animal handling, welfare, nutrition, breeding and management, ensuring you are well prepared for your later study. You will also be introduced to aspects of your development as a professional person in preparation for the professional work setting after you graduate. As well as lectures, small group tutorials and practical classes are a great way to get to know your fellow students and make new friends.
In first year you will benefit from a mix of campus-based and off-site educational experiences. At the Veterinary Sciences Centre in Belfield, you will study the foundations of biomedical science, while at UCD Lyons Farm, you will have practical sessions to help you handle a variety of animal species safely, and learn about their normal management, feeding and breeding. You will also have the opportunity to study elective modules from the wide menu provided right across the University, as well as being introduced to university life and a wide range of clubs and societies.
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