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Veterinary practitioners Locums wanted

For information on placing a classified in the Veterinary Ireland Journal, email

Please return all correspondence with box numbers to IFP Media, Castlecourt, Monkstown Farm, Glenageary, Co. Dublin

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

Newcastlewest, Limerick

SA vet locum required for two days per week in March and April. Contact John at +353 86 819 8002 from Bourke Vets, Newcastlewest, Limerick. 

SA Vet

Greystones, Co. Wicklow

SA locum vet required for ongoing Friday and Saturday mornings from April 2021. (Dates as suits the individual - no rota obligations). Plus two week holiday cover in June 2021. Out-of-hours covered by PEH. Nice practice to work in. Great location in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, with free parking. Very good clients and staff. Friday hours 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday hours are 9.30-11:30am. Email


Moate, Co. Westmeath

Moate Veterinary Hospital, Co. Westmeath, requires locum VS for March-May. Flexibility as regards role depending on candidates’ experience. CVs to or call Danny on +353 86 833 9774.


Athenry, Co. Galway

Wanted: locum vet for three weeks for April 2021, Athenry, Co. Galway. Four-vet mixed practice. 50% SA/50% LA. Fully equipped small animal clinic. All enquiries to



Oaklawns Veterinary Surgery, Carlow. Veterinary surgeon required for busy mixed practice to cover TB testing and small animal clinics. Please direct CV and cover letter to  

SA vet

Inchicore, Dublin 8

St Francis Pet Dispensary, Inchicore, Dublin 8. Small animal locum vet needed on a regular basis for consultations on Saturdays, commencing February 2021. Hours negotiable. Sole charge with reception support. Well-equipped charity clinic. Excellent rates. Contact