B.Sc. On Campus

Veterinary Nursing

Athlone Institute of Technology

36 months
10000 EUR/year
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This established Veterinary Nursing degree programme at Athlone Institute of Technology will give you the multidisciplined skills to play a key role in large animal, small animal veterinary practices. A critical component of each year of the course is a clinical placement in a veterinary practice.


The growth in scale, demands and sophistication of veterinary practices has created a significant market for the services of veterinary nurses. The Veterinary Nursing at Athlone Institute of Technology plays an essential role in the running of a modern veterinary practice. 

Learning Outcomes

Their roles can be in an advisory capacity, such as advising clients about husbandry, kennel and stable management and responsible pet ownership. Veterinary Nurses are involved in the running of diagnostic tests within the clinic such as diagnostic imaging and blood testing. AIT was a leader in developing a veterinary nursing degree in Ireland. Since the programme was introduced, it has consistently been one of the most popular degrees offered by AIT. The high level of demand is testament to the quality of the AIT degree and the nature of the education provided.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology, 
  • Practice Placement, 
  • Companion Animal Husbandry, 
  • Mathematics for Scientists, 
  • Chemistry, 
  • Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introductory Veterinary Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Laboratory-based science subject at Grade H6 in higher level or 03 in ordinary level, plus four subjects at Grade 06 at ordinary level, to include Mathematics and a language (English or Irish). Mature applicants who apply via CAO and who are shortlisted will be required to sit an aptitude test. Based on these results, successful candidates will be interviewed.
  • QQI Level 5 award in any discipline in addition to the following three Leaving Certificate requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

Free Fees:

  • Be a first time undergraduates 
  • Hold EU Nationality 

Living costs for Athlone

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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