UCDVH Staff Page

Led by Dr Rory Breathnach, the UCDVH Clinical Director, staff in the Hospital work acorss a wide range of disciplines and functions.  Our highly skilled and dedicated team is made up of Clinical, Nursing, Patient Care Assistants, Administration and Diagnostic Laboratory staff, without all of whom, the important work of the Hospital would not be possible.


UCDVH Induction Room

Clinical Staff

The clinical staff of the UCDVH cover a wide range of individual veterinary specialty services.  Our staff include European and American board-certified specialists, residents, interns and registered veterinary nurses. UCDVH patients benefit from having a large number of board-certified specialists in-house, which allows us to offer the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options.

  • Board-certified specialists - these are graduate veterinarians that have completed a one year internship followed by a three or four year residency programme (DVMS).   They must then successfully complete a rigorous European College examination to become a board-certified specialist in their discipline.

  • Residents - these are specialists in training.

  • Interns - complete one year in the UCDVH to gain training for practice, clinical teaching, and specialty-board eligibility.  Internships may be specifically large or small animal internal medicine, surgery or anaesthesia and emergency medicine, with some rotating through small or large animal disciplines.
  • Registered Veterinary Nurses - must graduate from a VCI accredited programme of education.  RVNs are regulated by the Veterinary Council of Ireland and work within a code of professional coduct and perform ‘Acts of Veterinary Nursing’ as described in the Veterinary Practice Act 2005.  Many of our nurses have specialty interests and persue post graduate qualifications which support our referral services further, including mandatory annual continual professional educational events.