CAO CODE : DN 300 This programme is designed to educate you to the best international standards in veterinary medicine. To work as a vet in the Republic of Ireland you must have a degree in Veterinary Medicine that is registered by the Veterinary Council of Ireland. UCD’s Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB) is the only such degree available in Ireland. The veterinary profession is concerned with the promotion of the health and welfare of animals of special importance to society. This involves the care of healthy and sick animals, the prevention, recognition, control and treatment of their diseases and of diseases transmitted from animals to man, and the welfare and productivity of livestock. There is an emphasis throughout the programme on problem-based learning, dealing with simulated and real-life problems. Clinical rotations take place primarily in the UCD Veterinary Hospital in Belfield, which receives a wide range of pet species, farm animals and horses. The caseload provides important opportunities for you to complete your clinical training requirements. UCD’s degree in veterinary medicine is accredited by the Veterinary Council of Ireland, the European Association of Establishments of Veterinary Education and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). It is one of only five European degree programmes to be accredited by the AVMA.
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