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Veterinary Nursing at DkIT

Veterinary Nursing at DkIT

The veterinary nursing courses at DkIT have been designed to facilitate flexibility across a range of career progression pathways.

Veterinary nurses work alongside veterinary practitioners, clients and owners, other animal healthcare professionals and veterinary practice administrative and support staff to ensure their patients receive gold-standard care.

A registered veterinary nurse’s skillset and responsibilities include surgical assistance and theatre practice, anaesthesia and pain relief, medication and fluid therapy delivery, laboratory testing, medical imaging, client care, animal nutrition and wound management, to name but a few! 

BSc in Veterinary Nursing

Full-time | Level 7 | 3 Years

This course is specifically designed to ensure students receive as much ‘hands-on’ practical and workplace-orientated training as possible, meaning that employers value our graduates’ attributes and the course accredited by the Veterinary Council of Ireland.

In addition to being able to join the Irish Register of Veterinary Nurses, the qualification is also recognised by the European Accreditation Committee for Veterinary Nurse Education (ACOVENE) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK. 

Graduates can immediately register and work as veterinary nurses or decide to progress on to the BSc (Hons) in Advanced Veterinary Nursing.

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BSc (Hons) in Advanced Veterinary Nursing

 Full-time/Part-time | Level 8 | 1-2 Years

This Level 8 award is offered on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two year) basis, with classes condensed into 1-2.5 days per week on campus. This course is open to graduates of the BSc in Veterinary Nursing at DkIT or graduates of other veterinary nursing Level 7 programmes.

Applicants with a level 6 award are eligible for entry onto this course following:

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Veterinary Nursing Flexible & Professional Learning

DkIT offers a range of part-time, flexible and professional courses in the area of Veterinary Nursing for practising veterinary nurses who wish to develop knowledge, skills and attributes to pursue extended or advanced roles, such as management and leadership.

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Question about Veterinary Nursing at DkIT?

  • Karen Dunne
  • Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing, Department of Agriculture, Food & Animal Health