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Social?

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

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Training as a Vet

Training as a Vet

To work as a vet in the Republic of Ireland, you must have a degree in Veterinary Medicine, which is registered by the Veterinary Council of Ireland. The UCD Veterinary Medicine degree is the only veterinary course in Ireland.

Clinical rotations in the final year of study take place mainly in the UCD Veterinary Hospital and can involve early mornings and some late-night work. 

Opportunities for graduates are excellent, with extremely high levels of employment. It can be a tough career so work experience and conversations with working vets can help inform those considering veterinary medicine on whether the reality of the career is suitable for them.

You can work in a mixed, small animal, farm animal or equine practice. You may also obtain further specialist clinical qualifications. While most graduates work in clinical practice, increasing numbers pursue research in public service or private sector research. This reflects the important role of the veterinarian in animal health control and consumer protection. At present, there is almost complete employment for veterinary graduates.

Employment opportunities for veterinarians are numerous - they include private or corporate clinical practice, teaching and research, wildlife conservation, regulatory medicine, public health, and military service.