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19 May 2022

Offaly author's major veterinary publication launched in Athlone

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Author Finola Colgan, third from left, lives on the Offaly Westmeath border

The Faculty of Continuing, Professional, Online and Distance Learning at Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) - Midlands Campus were delighted to host the book launch of Veterinary Law and Practice in Ireland by two Faculty colleagues Ms Finola Colgan and Dr. Lisa Geraghty. The book was launched on Thursday last 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 on veterinary practitioners to adhere to the ethical and legal framework governing the practice of veterinary medicine is increasingly challenging.

This is the first book to deal with the practical and legal issues that confront the veterinary profession in Ireland. Finola Colgan co-author commented that the publication of the book came about through a combination of personal events, opportunities and a meeting of minds. Finola is involved in her family Tullaghansleek Stud and has spent many years working alongside the veterinary profession.

Lisa Geraghty is a veterinary practitioner and lecturer of veterinary nursing and bioveterinary science in TUS Midlands. The authors met when Lisa was a student of law and Finola was her lecturer. A friendship and professional collaboration blossomed, with both authors bringing their unique perspective on veterinary practice and law to this publication.

The Technological University of the Shannon: 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 be influential in driving academic learning, professional learning, research, development, and investment across the Midlands and Midwest regions.

On the Athlone Campus, the Faculty of Continuing, Professional, Online and Distance Learning continues to work closely with industry. The objective to ensure that they deliver relevant learning opportunities meeting both learner and industry skill demands not only in the region but also, nationally, as all its programmes are delivered in a flexible manner online. Currently, there are over 1500 students studying online with the Faculty, representing some 681 companies, across 29 counties.

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