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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

Kilkenny city

Full-time small animal vet required for maternity cover (August-January) at Thomastown Veterinary Clinic. Purpose built hospital with all the usual toys. Fifteen mins from Kilkenny City. OOH equally shared with days off after a weekend on-call. Some experience preferable. Please apply to


Fermoy, Co. Cork

Vet required for Corrin Veterinary Hospital, mixed equine and SA practice.  Modern premises and well equipped, digital x-ray, endoscope, ultrasound, scanner, laboratory with IRAP, haematology, biochemistry etc. One-in-three rota. Salary commensurate with experience. CPD, VDS, VCI funded. Use of car or mileage allowance.  Accommodation available if required. CPD encouraged. Email CV to


Tramore, Co. Waterford

Full-time VS required for busy 100% SA clinic in Tramore, Co. Waterford,
1:3 rota, salary commensurate with experience. Must be team player. Enjoyable working environment in modern, well-equipped clinic based in coastal resort of Tramore. Possible long-term prospects for well-motivated candidate in expanding practice. CVs to



Veterinary surgeon required for mixed 90% LA/10% SA practice for Liam Strain, Monaghan. One-in-three rota. Support given to new graduates and Excellent long-term opportunities for the suitable candidate. Please apply to


Tipperary town

Glen Veterinary, Tipperary Town, requires a full-time experienced vet to join our enthusiastic, progressive and friendly team. 50% SA/50% LA, one-in-six rota. CPD funded and encouraged. Please send CV to


Kingscourt, Co. Cavan

Full-time vet required to join a mixed practice in Kingscourt Veterinary Centre, Co. Cavan. 80% LA/20% SA. 1:3 rota, extended to 1:6 rota in June. We are a supportive, easy-going, hard-working team, looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent communications skills. Please email with CV to

SA vet

Swords, Co. Dublin

Full time SA veterinary surgeon needed for progressive small animal practice in Swords, Co. Dublin. Work in modern clinic with in-house blood machines, ultrasound, digital x-ray, multi-parameter monitor etc. Excellent package for ideal candidate. CPD's encouraged and funded. Apply to

SA vet

Naas, Co. Kildare

Full-time small animal vet required for 100% SA clinic in Naas, Co. Kildare. Minimum three years’ experience. Newly refurbished clinic with all mod cons and four RVN's. CPD encouraged and funded, friendly and supportive atmosphere. Salary depending on experience. Please email CV to 


Loughrea, Co. Galway

Vet required to join an existing five-vet team at Lakeside Veterinary Clinic. Practice well-equipped, digital x-ray, in house haem/biochem, LA 60%/SA 40%. Experience preferred but new graduate considered. Attractive package available for suitable candidate. If interested please email


Limerick and Shannon

VS required to join our team at Treaty Veterinary Clinic Limerick and Shannon. We are a 100% companion animal practice with all mod cons. The ideal candidate would have experience. Excellent terms and conditions and long-term prospects. CPD actively encouraged and funded. CV and cover letter to John at to arrange interview.


Mayo/Galway border

Veterinary surgeon required at Paul Cummins Ballinrobe Veterinary Clinic for mixed practice in scenic Mayo and Galway border. Modern small animal facilities and equipment. Excellent team. Graduates welcome. Email CV or details to


Ballyshannon, Donegal

Old Church Vets, Ballyshannon, seek a mixed animal, full-time vet to join our supportive team. 50% SA/50% LA with some equine. We are committed to excellent clinical outcomes and client satisfaction. The XLVet Graduate Mentor Programme is available to recent graduate. CPD to cert level encouraged. 1:5 rota. Opportunity for personal and professional development. Apply to



VS required in Avondale Vets, Co. Wicklow (Arklow, Rathdrum & Tinahley). XL Vet member, 50% LA/50% SA, 4.5 day week with 30 days holidays (including bank holidays). Join our friendly supportive team where you will be encouraged to reach your potential. One-in-six rota equally shared with excellent back up. Modern, well equipped practice, VCI accredited. VDS included and CPD provided. Salary DOE.

Mixed and large vet

Co. Tyrone

Strule Veterinary Services, County Tyrone. Mixed and large vet opportunities available. Permanent and fixed term, flexible working style options available. We work to high standards. You will have a passion for modern progressive farming and client continuity. Text Cathal on +44 77 1287 1555 or email at

SA vet

Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary

Full-time SA vet required for Suirside Veterinary Clinic, Carrick-on-Suir, an eight-vet 50/50 mixed practice. We have lovely clients, a very supportive team and excellent facilities including digital x-ray, Idexx Lab, Laser, scope, ultrasound and ECG. CPD encouraged and funded. One-in-four rota and competitive salary depending on experience. Please submit CVs to

Farm animal vet


O’Reilly & Fee, Armagh. Farm animal vet required. Experience desirable but not essential. 1:4 ooh rota. Part-time hours will be considered. Excellent T&Cs with long term opportunities. Please forward CV to or phone +44 28 3752 6777.

SA vet


O’Reilly & Fee, Armagh. SA vet who is confident and competent in SA medicine/surgery, who enjoys clinical freedom to work up own cases, and is capable of working sole charge when required. Position open to full-time, part-time or flexible working hours. Excellent T&Cs with long term opportunities. CV to or phone +44 28 3752 6777.

SA vet

Rathcormack, Co. Cork

Small animal vet wanted for part time work in Finns Veterinary, Rathcormac, Co. Cork. Must have some experience. Please email CV to

LA vet

Macroom, Co. Cork

Coolcower Veterinary Clinic seeks enthusiastic large animal VS for mixed practice predominately dairy in Macroom, Co. Cork.  Good back up support with friendly working environment. VDS/VCI fees covered. Excellent salary and rota. If interested please contact


West Wicklow/Kildare

Vet surgeon required for mixed practice in West Wicklow/Kildare to join one-in-five rota. 70% LA/30% SA. Modern small animal facilities with gas anaethestic, digital x-ray, in-house blood machines and vet nurse. Experience not essential as good support provided. Phone Tommy on +353 87 253 3891 and email CV to 

SA vet

Cork city

VS required for 100% SA in Cork City. Sunbeam is an expanding progressive purpose-built hospital that offers first opinion and referral work. The Job is split between the main hospital and one of the branches. We have a new diplomate surgeon working out of Sunbeam and multiple Cert holders. We offer In-house CT, surgery, laparoscopy and endoscopy, cardiology and dentistry. Send CV to


Dundalk, Co. Louth

Bridge House Veterinary Clinic, Dundalk, Co. Louth require a full-time veterinary surgeon to join our team. We are a fully mixed practice and an accredited small animal hospital with an excellent working environment. New graduate welcome. Salary commensurate with experience. Please forward CV to