MTU announce new Bachelor of Science Course in Veterinary Nursing


On Monday 17th April MTU announced a new course available at the Kerry Campus from September. The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Nursing is a three-year level 7 programme. This is an exciting development for the School of STEM, building on the success of programmes in Veterinary Bioscience, Wildlife Biology, Animal Bioscience, Agricultural Science, Pharmacy Technician and Pharmaceutical Science.

Commenting on the new programme, Dr Gerard Corkery, Head of Department, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences said, the BSc in Veterinary Nursing at the Kerry Campus will prepare students to become competent and accountable veterinary nurses. This programme has a strong educational basis, integrated with professional skills to equip graduates for a career in the field of Veterinary Nursing”.

Students will gain a strong foundation in the principles of veterinary nursing through a blend of traditional learning methods coupled with the use of immersive technology. Opportunities to apply scientific principles in practicals and workshops are embedded throughout the on-campus delivery and in veterinary practice work placement during the second and third year of the programme. All relevant practical competencies will be covered in relation to dogs, cats, horses, farm animals and exotic species.  

Dr Eilish Broderick, Head of School of STEM added, “we are delighted to announce this new programme to add to our suite of STEM programmes in Kerry. The delivery of this programme will be based on the development of four pillars of student development; Core Science and Clinical Knowledge, Veterinary Nursing knowledge, Practical Veterinary Nursing Skills Development and Professionalism of a Veterinary Nurse. This course, as with all our courses, has been developed in close collaboration and consultation with industry and practicing vets in the region. Graduates of this programme will help to meet the growing demand veterinary nurses across the county and beyond”.

The course is now available through under the code MT784. Late applications are open until 5pm on 1st May and the Change of Mind deadline is 5pm on 1st July. For more information on the course visit

Pictured L-R: Paula Curtin MTU, Gerard Corkery MTU, Dr Peter Hill Vet, Caoimhe Tobin Veterinary Nurse, Dr Eilish Broderick MTU and Lasi Smouter Veterinary Nurse. Photo By: Domnick Walsh – Eye Focus LTD – 087 26 72 033 –