Summer School


Important Information - Cancellation of Summer School 2020

It is with regret that the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine has taken the decision, in light of the COVID19 crisis, to cancel the Summer School that was to be held in June and July 2020.
Please see for information on work experience requirements and please contact if you have any queries relating to our Veterinary Medicine Programme.
It is our intention to run the Summer School again in 2021 - details will be posted on our website in due course.
We appreciate your patience at this difficult time and thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.


Each Summer, the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine hosts a Summer School for students sitting the Leaving Certificate or A level examinations the following year who are considering Veterinary Medicine as a career.  This programme is not open to students who have completed their secondary/high school education.

This is a one week, non-residential course that will cover all major aspects of a career in Veterinary Medicine. The aim of the programme is to give students a taste of what a career in Veterinary Medicine entails, as well as what it is like to be a vet student in UCD. The programme will include talks and discussions from veterinary clinicians, practical lab sessions, demonstrations and visits to animal and veterinary facilities dealing with various species.  This week will also count towards your animal handling experience requirements.


2020 Summer School Dates (applicants choose their preferred week):

Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July

Tuesday 7 July to Friday 10 July


The cost of the one-week course is €100

If you have any queries, please contact

Please note that places are limited to 20 participants a week and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Please click here for FAQs on our Undergraduate Admissions Criteria (UCD Veterinary Medicine DN300)


Booking Information

The booking process is currently being finalised for 2020 - please check back on this page for updated information on this.  Applications will not open before 8 April 2020.

If you have any queries on the Summer School, please contact