The focus of EMS is to support students to develop the appropriate competencies to safely approach, handle and conduct routine tasks on food producing, equine and companion animals. Students are required to complete up to 12 weeks of work placements of farm, equine and companion animal experience. These practical experiences give students the opportunity to practice and become proficient in competencies and techniques demonstrated during UCD animal handling practical classes.
Please note: UCD Veterinary Medicine students come from all around the world to study in Ireland, and consequently we have students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Some students may not have had prior experiences of rural Ireland.