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Veterinary practitioners Locums wanted

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

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.

Locum vet

North Kerry

Duagh Vet Practice, a large animal practice based in North Kerry requires a locum vet for the month of February and also May. Number of days per week and night rota negotiable. Experience preferred. Work vehicle supplied if required. Reply with CV to liamdennehyvet@eircom.net or contact +353 87 976 1536.

Locum vet


The Pet Hospital Waterford has a vacancy for a small animal veterinary locum, long or short term. This is a very flexible position with a comfortable workload and a pleasant working environment. Please apply to Tadhg on tadhgmctiernan@gmail.com     

Locum vet

Charleville, Co. Cork

Locum required for Abbey Vet Clinic, Charleville, Co. Cork. Option of either small animal or large animal work (testing plus/minus calls) for the Spring season and possibly beyond. Days flexible if required. Generous terms and conditions in a pleasant working environment. CVs to abbeyvetclinic@outlook.com

Locum vet

Nobber, Co. Meath

Position available for a locum vet at our well-equipped clinic, based in Nobber, Co. Meath. All modern equipment digital x-ray, scanners etc. Offers a friendly working environment and good support. To apply please send CV to barryjudgevet@gmail.com or call +353 46 909 6666.

Locum vet


Locum VS required to join our four-vet team in Wexford beginning in April for a minimum of six months to cover a maternity leave. We are a multisite mixed practice, 60% LA (mostly dairy)/40% SA and part of the XLVets group. All of the usual equipment and toys. OOHs shared equally. Excellent package on offer. Please contact/send CVs to ahcveterinary@gmail.com or phone +353 53 91 34140.

Locum vet


Cityvets Waterford requires a locum vet to work alongside two vets at our City practice from Mon 3rd Feb to Fri 14th Feb, not including the weekend. Please reply to david@cityvets.ie if interested. 

LA locum vet

North Kerry

Duagh Vet Practice, a large animal practice based in North Kerry requires a locum vet for six months starting in January. One-in-two rota. Experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience, work vehicle supplied if required. Reply with CV to liamdennehyvet@eircom.net or contact +353 87 976 1536.