This three-year, Level 7 degree course in veterinary nursing equips students with the professional knowledge and practical skills needed to work as a registered veterinary nurse (RVN) in Irish and European veterinary practices.
Graduates will acquire knowledge and skills a wide range of topics. These include, but are not limited to, anatomy and physiology of domestic animals, fluid therapy, medical and surgical nursing care, laboratory testing, veterinary diagnostics and therapeutics, office management and client communication. All relevant practical competencies will be covered in relation to dogs, cats, horses, farm animals and exotic species. Students spend a residential week in Teagasc Ballyhaise, Cavan, in the spring of first year to gain practical experience with farm animals. Horse handling classes take place at a local equestrian centre before Christmas in 2nd year.