Veterinary Nursing L5

Certification

FETAC Animal Care Level 5, Code 5M2768
Awarded by QQI

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Overview

This is the first year of a two year programme accredited by the Veterinary Council of Ireland, meaning all students that successfully complete this course and the progression Animal Science – Veterinary Nursing FETAC Level 6 course can become registered Veterinary Nurses. Modules are all taught with an obvious Veterinary Nursing emphasis.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (5 passes)
Leaving Certificate Applied
or equivalent

Applicants of mature years will be considered on their merits
Work experience in Animal Care is of an advantage in application

Duration

One year full time

Core Modules

  • Veterinary Assisting Skills
  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Integrated Components

  • Small Animal Husbandry and Housing
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Database Methods
  • Customer Service

Progression Course

Animal Science (Veterinary Nursing) Level 6

Course Coordinators

Caroline O’ Regan
Email: vetnursing@stjohnscollege.ie

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


Acovene

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.

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