University of Limerick welcomes advancement of proposal on plans for veterinary school

We are delighted to share the exciting news that UL’s proposal for a Veterinary School has been deemed viable by the HEA and will now proceed to the next stage, with a business case to be assessed by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Following a call by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) seeking expressions of interest in building capacity across several areas – including veterinary medicine – and confirmation of a successful application at this stage by the Ministers, UL is seeking to deliver an all-Ireland internationally accredited undergraduate degree programme in veterinary medicine of five-years duration leading to a Level 8 Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree (BVetMS).

The government allocation is for 90 places for veterinary medicine at UL, with at least 10% of student places to be reserved for students from Northern Ireland. Further details will be announced as the process develops.

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