As Dean and Head of School, I take great pleasure and pride in welcoming you to the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, the only school of Veterinary Medicine on the island of Ireland.  

Accredited by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), our MVB degree programme is one of only seven in Europe fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).  Our School is currently ranked 32nd in the QS World University Rankings of veterinary schools, and Veterinary Science sits proudly as the joint-highest QS world university-ranked subject in UCD.

Our unique 4-year BSc programme in Veterinary Nursing is accredited by the EU Accreditation Committee for Veterinary Nurse Education (ACOVENE) and the VCI.  In addition to research masters (MVM, MSc) and PhD programmes, we also offer a 4-year graduate entry Veterinary Medicine programme, a Doctorate of Veterinary Medical Specialisation (DVMS), on-line graduate certificates in Dairy Herd HealthSmall Animal MedicineEquine Sports Medicine and in Training on Experimental Animal Use, Regulations and Procedures (TEARAP).

Our School has a global scope, attracting undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the world including the US, Canada, India, China and throughout the EU. Our multicultural faculty includes academics from many European countries including the UK, Netherlands, Finland and Italy as well as colleagues from the US, South Africa, Jamaica and India.

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