Teaching at the UCDVH

Final year Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Nursing students fulfil their clinical training requirements through rotation in the various disciplines within the UCDVH. The UCDVH is also dedicated to postgraduate specialty clinical training and is accredited for residency training in the following disciplines:

  • Clinical Reproduction
  • Equine Medicine
  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Veterinary Surgery - large and small animal
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Herd Health
  • Veterinary Anaesthesia
  • Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Veterinary Parasitology

There are 22 Residents currently being trained, all of whom spend the majority of their time on clinical work. The UCDVH also employs 9 Junior Clinicians (Interns) within the Small and Large Animal areas.

The UCDVH is also integral for the training of Veterinary Nurses in Ireland.  We provide facilities for core rotations for all students completing the BSc in Veterinary Nursing.

Click here for further information on the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.

Students SACS Corridor Computer

Clinical Rotations

All the work performed on clients' animals is done by qualified veterinary surgeons with the assistance of senior veterinary students. You will probably meet students on clinical rotations when you first bring your animal for consultation; often the initial consultation is conducted by a final year student. Students will be involved in all aspects of your animal's care but only work under the supervision of a qualified veterinary surgeon.

Teaching Intern Students

Clinical Skills Laboratory

The Clinical Skills Laboratory (CSL) is designed to help students learn and improve their Day One Skills.  The models and teaching material available in the CSL can be used during self-directed learning sessions or during practical classes.  All the material is linked to UCD Veterinary Hospital procedures and developed with support from our lecturers and clinicians.  Click here for more information on the CSL.

Clinical Skills Laboratory