Veterinary Nursing L5
QQI Animal Care Level 5, Code 5M2768
This is the first year of a two year programme accredited by the Veterinary Council of Ireland. Students that complete this course and the progression (Animal Science – Veterinary Nursing at QQI Level 6) are eligible for registration as Veterinary Nurses.
Leaving Certificate (5 passes)
Leaving Certificate Applied
Applicants of mature years will be considered on their merits
Work experience in Animal Care is of an advantage in application
One year full time
|5N1363||Veterinary Assiting Skills|
|5N0750||Animal Anatomy & Physiology|
|5N1898||Small Animal Husbandry|
Animal Science (Veterinary Nursing) Level 6
Caroline O’ Regan
AW: Veterinary Nursing level 5 – Class teacher: Ruth Kelleher
AV: Veterinary Nursing level 5 – Class teacher: Catherine Cashin
Top up Programme BSC (Hons) Veterinary Nursing with Napier University Edinburgh.
Veterinary Council of Ireland
Benefits for veterinary nurses
Veterinary nurses who graduate from an ACOVENE-accredited programme have attained a known minimum standard of knowledge and skills. Their programme has been subject to expert visitation and ongoing monitoring by the Board, which is recognised and endorsed by the Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations. This means they have highly employable skills within European veterinary practice, providing opportunities to work in many member states. Veterinary nursing is a regulated profession in an increasing number of countries. Achievement of an ACOVENE-accredited programme is recognised by most registration bodies, thus speeding the process of professional registration where this is required.