Researchers at UCD


Eoin Ryan

Temporary Lecturer In Integrated Farm Animal Health

School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Sciences Centre
School of Veterinary Medicine
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland

Tel: 01 7166078


Eoin graduated in 2001 from UCD and worked for 15 months in mixed, mainly large animal practice in Dundrum, Co. Tipperary. Following this, he worked as intern in Large Animal Clinical Studies in UCD for 12 months, followed by a 3 year term as Large Animal Clinical Scholar in the University Veterinary Hospital. Eoin returned to large animal practice in 2007, working for Mulcair Veterinary Clinic in Tipperary and Limerick. In September 2010, he was appointed Resident in Bovine Health Management in UCD. He was appointed as Temporary Lecturer in Integrated Farm Animal Health in February 2012 and completed a Masters in Veterinary Medicine (MVM) degree through research into leptospirosis in Irish beef/suckler herds in June 2012. The specialist residency training programme culminated in examinations in July 2013, following which Eoin was successfully awarded with the Diploma of the European College of Bovine Health Management.

Eoin has a keen interest in farm animal surgery, internal medicine and herd health. As a European specialist in bovine health management, Eoin works with the UCD Herd Health Team to provide a consultancy and referral service to veterinarians throughout the Republic of Ireland, as well as providing an on-farm herd health management service to farms affiliated to UCD. He provides undergraduate teaching in the veterinary medicine degree course in UCD, from first years to final years, as well as contributing to the teaching of veterinary nurses. Eoin is a lecturer in the highly regarded Certificate in Dairy Herd Health postgraduate course for farm animal vets and is a frequent speaker as national conferences and veterinary clinical society meetings throughout the country.


Honours and Awards

Year: 2013.
Title: European Specialist in Bovine Health Management
Year: 2012.
Title: Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM)
Year: 2006.
Title: Marbocyl Achievement Award


Year 2001 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: B Vet Med Subject:



Peer Reviewed Journals

Ryan, E.G., Leonard, N., O'Grady, L., Doherty, M.L., More, S.J. (2012) 'Herd-level risk factors associated with Leptospira Hardjo seroprevalence in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 65 . [DOI] [Details]
Ryan, E.G., Leonard, N., O'Grady, L., More, S.J., Doherty, M.L. (2012) 'Seroprevalence of Leptospira Hardjo in the Irish suckler cattle population'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 65 . [DOI] [Details]
Connolly, D.J., Dwyer, P.J., Hayes, M., Ryan, E.G., Costello, E., Kilroy, A. and More, S.J.; (2008) 'Tuberculosis in alpaca (Lama pacos) in Ireland. 2. Results of an epidemiological investigation'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 61 (8):533-537. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan, E.G., Dwyer, P.J., Connolly, D.J., Fagan, J., Costello, E. and More, S.J. ; (2008) 'Tuberculosis in alpaca (Lama pacos) in Ireland. 1. A clinical report'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 61 (8):527-531. [DOI] [Details]


Research Interests

Bovine health management with particular reference to leptospirosis, nutrition in the adult dairy cow and managing the immune system of cattle with a view to prevention of disease and enhanced recovery in the face of disease.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Leptospirosis in the Irish Beef/Suckler Cattle Population
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13