My girlfriend is planning on pursuing a career in the industry. She's currently working full-time and has applied for courses in Bray and Dun Laoghaire for Animal care. The main plan was to go to UCD, but there was a mix up on the CAO and that course is out.
Would anyone in the industry be able to tell me if there are other options outside of full-time formal education? Is there an accredited distance learning or part-time(evening) course she could attend in the Dublin area?
Can you pursue the career without the formal education? She wants to work with animals, and obviously make a living doing it, but until she does find a paying job she'll likely volunteer in animal care or help on farms for the time being.
Also, can any Vets on here give me a jobs profile, what your career has been like, what got you to where you are and do you still enjoy your field?
Edit; Also, if there are no part-time courses in Veterinary practice, would it be beneficial for her to do a medicine based course part-time, such as medication administration or nursing for the year, would the overlap in skills be useful?
Mods; Sorry if this is the wrong forum.