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Getting Ready for Study

The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell offers you a stimulating mix of activities, practice and reflection to help you learn, develop and accelerate your study skills.


Getting Ready for Study: B.Sc. Veterinary Nursing resources

Students who are undertaking a Veterinary Nursing Course this year can prepare themselves for study by looking at the following core textbooks for the programme. Most of the texts are on Amazon where you will be able to use the  "look inside" feature.


Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing by Lane et al.                                                                 

Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing by Ackerman and Aspinall

BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing by Cooper et al.

Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing by Aspinall

McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians by Bassert and Thomas

Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians by Colville and Bassert

Websites and online journals

Professional organisations 

Irish Veterinary Nursing Association (Free student online membership once you are a registered vet nursing student – More information in Induction Week)

Veterinary Council of Ireland

Online journals or veterinary nursing magazines

Veterinary Ireland Journal

Vet Times

Work Placement

Please also see documents attached separately:

·         An overview of the first year work placement at DkIT.

·         Best practice work placement guide for students