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As the only Veterinary School on the island of Ireland we are proud to hold accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) following a successful reaccreditation site visit in January 2014.

During the most recent AVMA COE site visit the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine was commended for:

  • Clinical facilities kept in very good order and promoting the learning experience of the students
  • The development of a state-of-the-art dairy facility at Lyons Research Farm
  • Faculty availability and engagement with student support issues, and the peer mentoring program
  • The care and attention provided by faculty for the learning and personal wellbeing of students

Statistics highlighting the success of UCD students in the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) can be viewed on the School Accreditation page.

Top News

National strategy launched at UCD School of Veterinary Medicine

The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine was delighted to welcome the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, to UCD yesterday (11 July) to launch the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy, 2017 - 2022.

UCD Veterinary SPARC project - photography competition

The School is running a UCD SPARC Project over the next few months and we are looking for contributions from staff, students and graduates.

UCD Veterinary Student awarded MSD FVE Scholarship

UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is delighted to congratulate Alice O'Byrne on her selection as one of just 16 European students awarded the MSD Animal Health and FVE Veterinary Student Scholarship for 2016.

New publication highlights world-class European research

The Veterinary Schools Council today publishes Bridging the Gap: Linking animal and human medicine through veterinary school research and One Health. It highlights the world-class research undertaken in veterinary schools of the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, and shows how this research has had real impact across Europe and beyond.

UCD Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine

The newest member of the School's Graduate Certificate portfolio begins with its second intake of students in September 2016.



Clinical Extramural Studies

For further information on Clinical Extramural Studies and to access CEMS Form 2, please visit this page.

VMCAS Supplemental Applications

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Students who have selected UCD Dublin can start their VMCAS Supplemental Application by clicking here and selecting "Start a new Course Application"