University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine
Recognition status :
AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
EAEVE European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand
The mission of the School is to develop and apply science and engineering scholarship to problems in animal health and welfare, human health, food systems and agriculture for the benefit of society through excellence in teaching and research. The School supports the indigenous agri-food and animal health industries in Ireland by educating students to become industry leaders and by conducting world class, cutting edge research. The School is a centre of expertise in the sciences underpinning the safety of the food chain, food quality, animal health and welfare and public health. Research and education in companion and sport animal health and welfare are also an important part of our mission The research contributes to an improvement in the sustainability of agriculture, health and welfare of animals and humans, quality and security of food and consumer well being. The research ethos is to foster curiosity-based and hypothesis-driven research to best international standards on areas of key strategic relevance to Ireland. Furthermore, the research will encompass basic discovery of biological mechanisms, the application of knowledge to problem solving, both on-farm and during processing, and the translation of scientific discoveries into clinical applications. The interdisciplinary nature of the research programmes makes the School an interesting and exciting area in which to work and study.