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Degree - Ordinary Bachelor

Veterinary Nursing

Dundalk Institute of Technology - DKIT
Dundalk Institute of Technology - DKIT
Course Code
DK784
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
377
Points Change

Course Summary

This 3-year, level 7 course in vet nursing provides students with the animal care, knowledge and nursing skills to allow them to work as professional registered veterinary nurses (RVNs). All relevant practical competencies are covered in relation to dogs, cats, horses, farm animals and a range of exotic species.   

Course Details

College Link > DK784 - Veterinary Nursing

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

Number of Reserved Places:  5 places

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CASAC 5M2768 AnimalCare

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Career Progression

The majority of graduates begin their career working in companion animal, equine and mixed veterinary clinics and hospitals. Opportunities also exist in animal nutrition companies, veterinary medical suppliers and the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. Employment prospects for registered veterinary nurses in Ireland are good at present and for the forseeable future, due to the increasing sophistication of veterinary practices.

Further Research

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