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Opportunity for Placement on TVI Panels - Closing Date this Friday, 6th September, 5pm

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has placed advertisements for additional TVI positions on its website.
The direct link to the advertisement, which contains the application details and relevant documentation, is as follows:

The page contains the following three documents:
Information Note TVI Meat Plants 2019
Application Form TVI Meat Plants 2019
Conditions of Engagement and SOPs

Situations vacant

For information on placing a classified in the Veterinary Ireland Journal, email vetclassified@ifpmedia.com

Code of Practice for advertising positions in the Veterinary Ireland Journal Classifieds section

Having already introduced a Voluntary Code of Practice in 2016,
the National Council of Veterinary Ireland, at its meeting of May 25, 2017, ratified an updated 'Code of Practice for Advertising
Positions in the Veterinary Ireland Journal (VIJ) Classifieds' for
those placing classified advertisements for jobs in the VIJ, both online and in the monthly, print Journal.

The National Council has agreed that under the updated Code, the following details are required to be included in all Classifieds in the VIJ, where positions are being offered:

  • Name of the person/practice placing the ad; and
  • Town and county in which the person/practice is based.

In addition, where applicable, the following could also be included:

  • Type of job being advertised, eg. mixed practice/companion animal/large animal/equine/exotics and full-Time/part-time/locum/maternity leave, etc.;
  • Experience required, eg. suitability of job for new or recent graduate/ experienced veterinary surgeon;
  • Transparent contact details: ie. personal/practice email address and/or personal/practice telephone contact details (mobile/landline);
  • Salary/remuneration where applicable;
  • Annual leave and public holiday arrangements;
  • Breakdown of work offered, eg. 50% large animal/50% small animal, etc.;
  • Rota and out-of-hours arrangements; and
  • Additional information about position, eg. accommodation; telephone; CVE allowance; vehicle/fuel allowance; Veterinary Ireland membership/VCI/VDS fees, etc. 

An example might be:
“Full-time vet required to join four-vet, Anytown Veterinary Hospital, Anytown, Anycounty. 50% LA/30% SA/20% equine. Experience preferred, new graduate considered. Equal share one-in-four rota. Competitive salary depending on experience. Off-site accommodation available. Vehicle provided with fuel allowance. Five days funded CVE allowance, four weeks' annual leave. VCI and VDS fees funded. For further information please contact:

The updated Code is now being implemented by Veterinary Ireland and IFP Media and all those advertising job vacancies are requested to comply with this Code of Practice.

Please note that any classifieds not complying with this Code will NOT be included in the print edition of the VIJ or included on the VIJ website. The continued cooperation of all those using the VIJ's Classifieds section in following this Veterinary Ireland Code of Practice is appreciated by Veterinary Ireland and its members.

SA vet

Portarlington, Co. Laois

Full-time or part-time position in small animal clinic in Portarlington, Co. Laois. Flexible hours. Good support. A great opportunity to help develop a growing business. Attractive package on offer. Please send cover letter and CV to magsmryan@gmail.com


Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Experienced full-time vet required to join our four-vet, small animal hospital in Celbridge. Our supportive practice prioritises work-life balance, with support and mentoring available. We have a lovely clientele, no out-of-hours on call, and weekend clinics finish at 1pm on Saturdays. Funding is available for further special-interest qualification. More details are at www.beauvet.ie. CVs to laura@beauvet.ie

Full-time/locum farm animal vet

Drogheda. Co. Louth

Experienced full-time/locum farm animal VS wanted for immediate start in mixed practice, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Preferred experience in dairy health and bovine surgery. Opportunities available to enhance small animal clinical skills also. For further information please contact William Burgess on +353 86 275 0886. Apply with cover letter and CV to info@westgatevets.com


Macroom, Co. Cork

Coolcower Veterinary Clinic seeks enthusiastic VS for mixed practice predominately dairy in Macroom, Co. Cork. Purpose-built clinic, digital x-ray, ultrasound etc. Good back up support. VDS/VCI fees covered. Excellent salary and rota. If interested please send CV to Patbourkevet@gmail.com

SA vet

Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow

Progressive, fun, energetic, well established SA hospital team seeks an experienced small animal vet with a passion for best practice, excellent client care and engagement. Are you the motivated and dynamic practitioner we are looking for? If so, tell us why. Send your CV with cover letter to careers@kilcoolevets.ie


Cork city

Receptionist required for a full-time position in Sunbeam Veterinary Hospital, Northpoint Business park, Cork City. Reply with CV to info@sunbeamvets.com

SA vet

Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

SA vet required at A Country Practice Veterinary Clinic, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Flexible rota with one weekend in three on-call. Full-time role preferably but part-time also considered. We are a 100% SA practice with a friendly working environment. Well-equipped practice with digital x-ray, ultrasound, dental and blood machines etc. Good support available. CV and cover letter to tipperaryvet@gmail.com


Ennis, Co. Clare

Veterinary surgeon required for Summerhill Veterinary Hospital, Ennis. Recently built new hospital with all mod cons, digital x-ray, in-house IDEXX bloods machine, ultrasound. One-in-six rota. 60% SA/40% LA. Good working environment. New graduates considered. Please email vet.job.ennis@gmail.com


Sandycove, Co. Dublin

Sandycove Veterinary Clinic is looking for a well skilled veterinary receptionist to join a busy SA clinic based in South Dublin. 20-25 hours a week including alternating weekends. Ideal candidate will have excellent initiative and communication with clients and will also be able to assist with various administration duties. Please send CV to sandycovevet@hotmail.com or call +353 1 214 0510.


Athy, Portlaoise, Carlow and Rathcoole

Full-time VS wanted for a progressive, mixed nine-vet referral practice. Practices in Athy, Portlaoise, Carlow and Rathcoole. All close to Dublin. Experience is essential. Excellent rota with good support and backup. Vehicle provided with attractive salary. CPD encouraged and with five GP certificate holders, a full nursing team, further career advancement is possible. Contact Kevin kgmaher@mac.com or phone +353 86 257 6652.


Glenamaddy, Co. Galway

VS required for maternity leave from October at Glenamaddy Veterinary Clinic, Co. Galway. Mixed four-person practice with purpose-built large and small animal surgeries, digital x-ray, ultrasound etc. Long term opportunity for suitable candidate. Email glenvetclinic@gmail.com or phone +353 87 254 3722 after 6pm.


Omagh, Tyrone

Vet required for mixed practice in Tyrone. Enthusiastic full-time colleague required to join expanding eight-vet mixed practice in the county town of Omagh in Tyrone. New purpose-built surgery and all mod cons with friendly nursing staff. One-in-six rota. Email covering letter and CV to info@campsievetcentre.com or phone Cathal on +44 77 1287 1555.

Equine vet

Curragh, Co. Kildare

Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital, The Curragh, Co. Kildare, has a vacancy for a 6-month maternity leave cover. The position is to run the internal medicine department of our hospital and lead a team of hospital interns for the stud season January to June 2020 with a focus on neonatal medicine. Advanced qualifications such as Diploma in Internal Medicine would be advantageous. Capacity to grow into a full-time position. CV to catherinemca@aleh.ie

Equine veterinary assistant

Curragh, Co. Kildare

Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital, Curragh, Co. Kildare, has a vacancy for an experienced veterinary assistant to join our team. Duties include all aspects of mainly thoroughbred racing and breeding practice. CV and cover letter to catherinemca@aleh.ie


Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Vet required at Carrick Veterinary Centre. Primarily LA duties with opportunities to also work in our dedicated SA surgery equipped with biochem, haematology, digital x-ray and gas anaesthesia. Attractive salary for the right candidate including company vehicle, VDS, CPD, VCI and VI fees payed for. Supportive environment for new graduate. Located just 1 hour from both Dublin and Belfast. Phone +353 87 259 7815 or email carrickveterinarycentre@gmail.com


Waterford city

Experienced VS required to join a team of three vets in a progressive, expanding SA hospital in Waterford city. Excellent opportunity to progress with definite prospects for the suitable applicant. Continuing study is encouraged and funded. VDS also payed. We also offer a generous salary, an interesting and comfortable workload and a happy working environment. Contact Tadhg at tadhgmctiernan@gmail.com


Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Vet required for four-person practice in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. 70% LA, one-in-four weekend rota. Excellent working environment and terms offered. New graduates will also be considered. Please direct enquiries to Kevin Henry and CV to veterinarycvc@gmail.com

Mixed vet

Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Do you have a passion for excellent Veterinary care as well as first class customer service? At Spa View Veterinary Clinic, we believe that our clients and their animals/pets deserve the highest standards of care and service. We are a progressive mixed practice with clinics in Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny and Thurles, Co. Tipperary. We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic mixed vet. Contact us at spaviewvet@gmail.com

Veterinary and Welfare Coordinator

Finglas, Dublin

Dogs Trust Ireland is currently recruiting for a Veterinary and Welfare Coordinator. A full job description for this position is available on our website https://www.dogstrust.ie/jobs/. If you wish to apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Kamila.Gero@dogstrust.ie by 12th September 2019.


North Co. Dublin

VS required to join a mixed practice in North Co. Dublin. Full hospital facilities with the usual blood machines, digital radiography, ultrasound and endoscopy. Friendly team with a mixed case load available. Experience an advantage but not essential as good support will be given for new graduate. One-in-three rota with light OOH work. Salary commensurate with experience. CV to ashbournevet@gmail.com


Armagh city

O’Reilly & Fee, Armagh City, N. Ireland. Vet surgeon required for busy mixed practice. Varied caseload of large, small and equine work. 1:4 rota. Experience desirable but not essential. As part of the CVS group we can offer you excellent terms and conditions. Please forward CV to tanya.wilson@oreillyandfee.co.uk or phone +44 28 3752 6777.

Equine vet

Armagh city

O’Reilly & Fee, Armagh City, Northern Ireland. Seeking a predominantly equine vet to join our six-vet mixed practice, with a continually growing equine cliental. Varied case load with opportunity to work your own cases with the support if required from experienced colleagues. This role would be ideal for someone to further develop their equine career. As part of the CVS group we can offer you excellent T&Cs. 1:4 rota. CV to tanya.wilson@oreillyandfee.co.uk or phone +44 28 3752 6777.



‘Vet & Pet’, Carlow, requires vet for well-equipped mixed 50% SA/50% LA practice. Start October or sooner. Accommodation and work vehicle supplied if needed. May suit new graduate looking for initial three months supervised work. Excellent 100% support for new graduate. Remuneration commensurate with experience. Apply chrisbradleyvet@gmail.com

Full or part-time vet

North Dublin

Additional full or part-time experienced VS required for Anicare Veterinary Hospital Group. We are a progressive North Dublin based veterinary group. A commitment to high standards and good client care essential as well as an ability to work unsupervised. Interest in surgery an advantage. No out-of-hours. Excellent terms, conditions and benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Replies to MHTT@anicare.ie


Co. Down, Northern Ireland

Castle Veterinary Group, Co. Down N. Ireland. Seeks VS to fill roll in our expanding busy young mixed practice. Two modern well-equipped purpose built surgeries assisted by qualified nursing staff, digital x-ray, ultrasound, ECG etc. Excellent salary and rota for suitable candidate. Car and accommodation supplied if necessary. Contact Adrian on +44 77 1062 8460 or +44 28 4461 7077 or email apmcmullan@hotmail.com



Roundwood, Co. Wicklow

Part-time mixed animal vet required in Roundwood Veterinary Practice, Co. Wicklow. Sheep and small animal only, no cattle work. 25-30 hours a week. No OOH. All the usual mod cons. The ideal candidate would have at least 1-2 years’ experience, but all applications will be considered. Great working environment with a small friendly team. Apply with CV to roundwoodvets@hotmail.com

LA vet

Blarney, Co. Cork

LA veterinary surgeon required for a predominantly dairy practice on the edge of Cork City. Suitable candidate will have experience working with progressive dairy clients. Blarney Veterinary Clinic will support CPD and provides all usual equipment. There will be a small animal component to the role and rota is evenly shared. Please forward CV to info@blarneyvets.ie



Buckinghamshire, UK

Exciting equine opportunity for an experienced or recent graduate vet to join our expanding equine practice in Buckinghamshire area (RG42 6JL). Fantastic out-of-hours support. CPD and certificates are supported and encourage. A fantastic job and competitive package with a house provided awaits the successful applicant. Email CV Kylie.wheeler@chilternequine.com


Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin

The DSPCA in Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin are seeking an experienced, confident vet to join their team. The ideal candidate would have 3+ years’ experience with excellent surgical and consultation abilities. An interest in shelter medicine is essential. No OOH, on-call or weekend work. Generous CPD allowance. Salary commensurate with experience. Apply to Brian.Gillen@dspca.ie


Milford, Co. Donegal

An enthusiastic LA vet required at Mulroy Veterinary clinic. One-in-four rota. Friendly working environment. Remuneration commensurate with experience. Good back up will be provided for a recent graduate. Vehicle/accommodation can be provided. Great location and beautiful countryside. For further information contact +353 86 667 7867 or  mulroyvets@gmail.com 



Raheny, Co. Dublin

VS required in Raheny Vet Hospital. Thriving SA clinic. Ideally you would be confident consulting independently and a confident surgeon. All the equipment needed to do great workups including ensdoscopes, ultrasound, full in house lab, ortho kits etc. Four-day week plus share of weekends, no OOH, VDS paid, CPD funded and encouraged. Salary 50K+ negotiable. Contact info@rahenyvet.com



Omagh, Co. Tyrone

Spires Vet Clinic in Omagh requires a permanent SA vet.  As part of a friendly, passionate three-vet, three-RVN team your further development will be encouraged.  FT or PT hours available with weekends and on-call rota.  Attractive salary plus benefits. CV and cover letter to callion1@btinternet.com or call James for an informal chat +44 78 0106 7307.

Interns required

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Veterinary Specialists are recruiting interns. Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of two ECVS surgeons and two cardiologists in a structured training programme and contribute to the MiNightVet service. Salary £30,000 p.a and generous CPD allowance. To apply send your CV to Aidan McAlinden at mcalindenaidan@hotmail.com


Clane, Co. Kildare

O'Dwyer & Jones require a VS for our fully equipped clinic in Clane, Co. Kildare due to a team member returning to the UK. We are a mixed three-centre 80% SA/20% LA practice. The ideal candidate would have a keen interest in SA practice. CPD is encouraged. One-in-four rota. Attractive T&Cs. Apply to psjones@eircom.net


Bailieborough, Co. Cavan

VS wanted in Bailieborough Veterinary Clinic, Co. Cavan. LA 65%/ companion 35%. Would suit new graduate who would receive support and assistance as needed. Purpose-built clinic with mod cons. 1:6 weekend rota with neighbouring practice reverting to 1:3 for Spring time. North-East Cavan close to Dublin/Meath/Cavan border. Would consider part-time. Email sheridansvet@eircom.net or contact +353 86 156 8224.


Mallow, Co. Cork

Acorn Vets, Mallow, Co. Cork require an experienced part-time VS working up to full-time for the right candidate to deal with expanding workload. 50% LA/50% SA with LA predominantly dairy. VCI accredited SA hospital with modern equipment. VCI and VDS fees funded with vehicle provided. Good long-term prospects. Please reply with CV to info@acornvets.ie


Oldcastle, Co. Meath

Full-time vet required to join McConnell, Flynn & O'Connell Veterinary, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. 80% LAl/20% SA. Experience preferred but not essential. One-in-three to one-in four rota. Competitive salary, which will commensurate with experience. New purpose-built small animal clinic. 



Veterinary surgeon required for rapidly expanding small animal practice. Full or part time considered. Derry/Londonderry. Purpose-built facilities and friendly supportive team. No OOH. Call for more details, Louise Cowan +44 75 407 64740 or email Louise.cowan@vets4pets.com


Sligo, Co. Sligo

St Benedict's Veterinary Hospital, Sligo requires a mixed practice vet. Experience not essential. Modern facilities, species-specific wards, full range of diagnostic equipment. Sociable, supportive, progressive team. Vibrant town, easy access to coastal and outdoor activities. One-in-three rota. Flexible terms and conditions. Email cover letter and cv to Brian/Eimear at stbenedictsvetclinic@gmail.com


Cloverhill, Co. Roscommon

Veterinary surgeon required for busy friendly two-vet mixed practice based in Roscommon, 50% SA/50% LA. We have a fully equipped small animal clinic including digital x-ray, ultrasound, haematology/biochemistry. Experience preferred but not essential. Please contact +353 906 665 555, +353 87 230 2512 or send CV to cloverhillvets@gmail.com


Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin

Primrose Hill Vet Hospital, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin, seek general vet/ophthamologist. State of the art new facility. Would also consider applicant currently studying ophthalmology. Please send CV to practice manager at primrosehillcareers@gmail.com


Roscrea/Templemore, Co. Tipperary

Veterinary surgeon required for progressive mixed practice in Roscrea/Templemore, Co. Tipperary. One-in-five rota. New graduates welcome. Please forward CV to corcoranveterinary@gmail.com


Durrow and Rathdowney, Co. Laois

Full-time veterinary surgeon required for Kyle Veterinary Clinic, Co. Laois, a four-vet busy mixed practice with two branches (Durrow and Rathdowney). 70% LA/30% companion animal. One-in-four rota. Good back up support. Competitive salary. For more information call +353 86 810 2681. Email CVs to rachaelhamptong@gmail.com

SA vet

Galway city

Galway city small animal vet required from the end of September. Rota one night per week and 1:6 full weekends. €40k upwards [experience-dependent] plus VCI/VDS/VI paid, CPD allowance €500, 20 days holiday plus additional 5 days paid CPD leave. Contact james@arkvetsgalway.com with CV/references or phone +353 87 052 3192 for an informal discussion.


Swords, Co. Dublin

Swords Veterinary Hospital require an enthusiastic vet for a small animal practice based in North County Dublin. This is a very busy practice with a team of four vets and six nurses.  Newly refurbished facility with all modern equipment. Out of hours with UCD. Please send CV and cover letter to gillmcgeework@gmail.com


Belfield, Co. Dublin

Emergency and critical care veterinary surgeons required - full and part time. Belfield Veterinary Hospital Limited is a joint venture between a group of SA practices and UCD Vet hospital that provides a high quality out of hours emergency care service. An opportunity has arisen for dynamic, energetic and experienced (at least two years) SA vets to join our very experienced team (up to certificate standard). CPD supported. CVs to Pehmanager@gmail.com. ASAP. 


Palmerstown, Co. Dublin

Receptionist required for Palmerstown veterinary hospital, Dublin. (25 hours per week including weekends, maternity cover contract). We are a friendly, happy team that like to make a difference. Our ideal candidate would be friendly, chatty, computer savvy and a great multi-tasker! Previous customer facing experience helpful but not essential. Send your CV to susan@palmerstownvets.ie or phone +353 1 623 7044 to chat.


Elphin, Co. Roscommon

Emlagh Veterinary Clinic, Elphin, Co. Roscommon require a full-time VS. Varied caseload of large, small and equine work. Purpose-built clinic with excellent facilities for all species. Full range of diagnostic equipment, on-site diagnostic testing laboratory and necessary equipment. One-in-four rota, with good support provided for recent graduates. May suit new graduate or someone with experience. Excellent package for right candidate. Email emlaghvets@gmail.com

Part-time vet

Swords, Co. Dublin

Applewood Veterinary Clinic in Swords, Co. Dublin is looking for enthusiastic part-time VS. We offer 26-30 hrs per week in well-equipped SA practice (blood machines, multi-parameter anaesthetic monitor, x-ray generator, gas anaesthesia, ultrasound). Must have at least one year of SA experience and has to be confident with basic consultations/surgeries. Excellent client communication skills are also required. CV and cover letter to applewoodvetclinic@gmail.com


Gorey, Co. Wexford

Full-time VS required for five-person mixed XL Vet practice. 50% LA/50% SA. Gorey, Co. Wexford. All mod cons, good rota and support. VDS paid. Email CV to shanemcguckin7@gmail.com   


Cork/Limerick border

Abbey Vet Clinic is looking for an enthusiastic mixed practice vet (mostly Dairy). With clinics in Kilmallock and Charleville we cover a compact area on the Cork/Limerick border. With a newly build clinic, the candidate will have the option of advancing their companion animal skills also if desired. Great prospects and excellent support for recent graduates. Generous CPD allowance, VCI/VDS covered. CVs to abbeyvetclinic@outlook.com

Mixed/SA vet

Derry city

Whitehouse Veterinary Clinic. Mixed/SA vet required for a eight-vet truly mixed practice based in the vibrant Derry City, servicing the idyllic Inishowen Peninsula. Good mix of SA, equine, beef, sheep and dairy. 4.5 days per week, day off in lieu of weekend on-call. 34 days holidays per year, £1500 CPD allowance. Excellent support provided. CVs/additional information, email maria@whitehousevc.com or call +44 28 7126 2596/+353 87 772 6976.


Drogheda, Co. Louth

Westgate Veterinary Hospital. Full time VS required for expanding long-established mixed practice (40% LA/ 60% SA) based in Drogheda, Co. Louth. Competitive salary and good working conditions. All modern equipment available. CPD encouraged and funded. Experience an advantage but new graduates will be well supported. Six-vet rota. CV and cover letter to William Burgess - info@westgatevets.com