Undergraduate Programmes

The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is the only centre for veterinary education in Ireland, and it enjoys a long and proud tradition.  As a leading Veterinary School, we provide excellent facilities for the care of animals and outstanding training opportunities for Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Nursing students.

Why the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine?

The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the leading Veterinary Schools in Europe, and it has also been granted full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA educational standards of excellence are recognised worldwide as the 'gold standard' in veterinary education.

The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is located in the purpose-designed Veterinary Sciences Centre, which encompasses the UCD Veterinary Hospital, on the main UCD campus at Belfield. The UCD Veterinary Hospital offers a range of high-quality veterinary services for both farm and companion animals and this caseload provides very important opportunities for our students to complete their clinical training requirements.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and position on the campus of a major research-intensive university allow us to push back the frontiers of knowledge in veterinary research, thus advancing animal health, animal welfare and human health. This research informs our educational programmes, ensuring that all of our students, whether studying to be veterinary nurses, veterinarians, veterinary specialists, or for advanced research degrees, receive a world-class education.

For further information on our Undergraduate Programmes, please see below: