Author Offaly’s major veterinary publication launched at Athlone

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The Faculty of Continuous, Professional, Online and Distance Learning at Shannon University of Technology (TUS) – Midlands Campus were delighted to host the book launch on Veterinary Law and Practice in Ireland by two colleagues from the faculty, Ms. Finola Colgan and Dr. Lisa Geraghty. The book was launched last Thursday by Mr. Henry Abbott, Senior Counsel, Judge of the High Court (retired).

Veterinary medicine in Ireland is a regulated profession and as such the onus of practicing veterinarians to comply with the ethical and legal framework governing the practice of veterinary medicine is increasingly difficult.

This is the first book to deal with the practical and legal issues facing the veterinary profession in Ireland. Finola Colgan, co-author, said the publication of the book was the result of a combination of personal events, opportunity and a meeting of minds. Finola is involved with her family stud Tullaghansleek and has spent many years working alongside the veterinary profession.

Lisa Geraghty is a practicing veterinarian and lecturer in veterinary nursing and bio-veterinary science at TUS Midlands. The authors met when Lisa was a law student and Finola was her lecturer. A friendship and professional collaboration developed, with both authors bringing their unique perspective on veterinary practice and law to this publication.

Shannon University of Technology: Midlands Midwest currently has a student population of 14,000 and a staff of 1,200 working across a network of campuses and it will impact academic learning, professional learning, research, development and investment across the Midlands and Midwest Regions.

At the Athlone campus, the Faculty of Continuous, Professional, Online and Distance Learning continues to work closely with industry. The aim is to ensure that they provide relevant learning opportunities that meet both learner and industry skill demands, not only in the region but also nationally, as all its programs are delivered flexibly online. Currently, more than 1,500 students are studying online with the Faculty, representing some 681 companies, in 29 counties.

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