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Internships & Residencies

UCD Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Internships
An internship programme offers an excellent opportunity for any veterinary surgeon, in particular recent graduates, to gain further training in veterinary medicine and enhance their knowledge and clinical skills.

The UCD Veterinary Hospital offers both rotating and discipline specific internship programmes:

  • Small Animal Rotating Internship
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine
  • Small Animal Surgery
  • Anaesthesia

Further information regarding our Small Animal Internships can be found in the following document:

UCDVH Small Animal Internships

Small Animal Surgery Residencies

These residencies are open to qualified veterinary graduates with appropriate minimum experience (typically a one year rotating internship and/or 2 years of appropriate experience in first opinion small animal practice) who wish to specialise in the field of small animal surgery.

This residency is a 4-year programme approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and you will also be registered for a Doctorate of Veterinary Medical Specialisation (DVMS, level 10), which you will complete concurrently during the residency. You will progress through a structured training programme consisting of specialist clinical training based at UCD’s Referral Hospital, as well as academic, scholarly and research training throughout the 4 year programme at the UCD Campus.

Once all of the requirements of the residency programme are met, you must submit credentials to the ECVS, and if accepted, you will be permitted to sit the certifying examination. At the end of the 4 year DVMS programme, you will also be required to submit and defend a thesis.

UCD Veterinary Hospital

UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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