The School of Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin is running a Graduate Certificate in Dairy Herd Health aimed at cattle vet practitioners. It runs online between late August 2022 and December 2023 (excluding Mar-May 2023), and includes a few face-to-face teaching days at our Lyons research farm. The programme consists of modules in herd health skills, dairy herd fertility, nutrition and production disease, milk quality and mastitis, calf health and heifer rearing, and bio-secure/infectious diseases.
Applicants must possess a degree in veterinary medicine that is registerable with the Veterinary Council of Ireland. Applicants must also have access to dairy farms and dairy farm data to complete relevant coursework such as farm reports, must have at least one year of relevant veterinary practice experience, and must demonstrate a significant interest in dairy cattle practice.