Ciaran Lloyd, Student of UCD & Former Killester College, Animal Science Student.
See also his UCD Testimonial on UCD Vet Nursing course page!
Being made redundant gave me the chance to work with animals which had always been an ambition of mine. Veterinary nursing quickly became what I wanted to do but unfortunately I had not got a leaving cert or experience in a working environment with animals so I stood little chance of gaining a place on a degree course. That was until I found the animal care course in Killester college. This 1 year course gave me everything I needed. It gave me the subjects I required to gain a place through the Fetac system but also the experience in a veterinary practice that ultimately led to me being accepted as a mature student because of the experience I had gained and the references had got from the vet and the nurses at this practice. I am now a full time student at UCD and this is definitely one of the best experiences of my life.