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Teaching at the UCD Veterinary Hospital

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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 a number of 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.

Clinical Rotations

All the work performed on clients' animals is done by qualified veterinarians, supported by qualified veterinary nurses 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 will only work under the direct supervision of qualified veterinary staff.

Photo of three students standing in front of a CT machine with a vet nurse and two vets preparing a cat for a CT scan

UCD Veterinary Hospital

UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 6000 | Location Map(opens in a new window)