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

Under Veterinary Ireland's "Voluntary Code of Practice for Advertising Positions in the Veterinary Ireland Journal Classifieds" the following details are required to be included in Situations Vacant classified adverts:

  • Name of the person/practice placing the ad;
  • Town and County in which the person/practice is based;
  • Type of job being advertised (e.g. mixed practice/companion animal/large animal/equine/exotics and full-time/part-time/locum/maternity leave; etc.);
  • Experience required (e.g. suitability of job for new or recent graduate/experienced veterinary surgeon);
  • Transparent contact details (i.e. personal/practice email address and/or personal/practice telephone contact details (mobile/landline).

In addition, where applicable, the following may also be included in the classified advert:

  • Salary/Remuneration where applicable;
  • Annual Leave and Public Holiday arrangements;
  • Breakdown of work offered (e.g. 50% large animal/ 50% small animal, etc.);
  • Rota and out-of-hours arrangements;
  • Additional information about position (e.g. 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 mixed practice in 'Anytown', Co Cork. 50% LA/30% SA/20% Equine. Experience preferred, new graduate considered. Equal share 1-in-4 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. Contact joe.bloggs@anytownpractice.ie."

For full details on the "Voluntary Code" click on the button at the top of this page.

Situations Vacant

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

Please confirm your full Veterinary Ireland Membership Number. Membership numbers are available from Veterinary Ireland HQ on 01 457 7976.

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Part time locum vet required from July for established mixed (70% SA/30% LA) practice in North Co. Wicklow. Experience preferred but new graduates considered. Competitive salary depending on experience. Please apply with CV and cover letter to

Experienced vet required for maternity cover end of May until September 2017. Dublin city centre. Excellent rota, no on call. Please apply to

VS required for independent, family-run, progressive, supportive, mixed practice in Northern Ireland. Purpose-built facility, state-of-the-art equipment, in-house laboratory, theatre, ultrasound scanners and digital x-ray. Team of five vets, five nurses and receptionist. Excellent salary for experienced vet, six weeks’ holiday, CPD allowance and certificates encourage. Accommodation and vehicle provided. Email CV and cover letter to

Irish Equine Practice - needs intern for 2017 stud season immediate start. Conditions and rota will be challenging and hours may be long but remuneration is good and experience will be excellent. Some experience with horses is needed. Reply with short CV to

New Zealand. Urgently seeking mixed/dairy vets. Experience required. Past locums have found this an invaluable experience enjoying a beautiful country offering great opportunities to work and travel. Small animal options also available. Contact . www.vetsolutions.co.nz

Experience life as a locum vet on the stunning Hebridean Isle of Mull, Scotland. Its mixed practice requires cover in March. Excellent terms and conditions. Email or ring 086 2652833 if interested.

Experienced locum required for Midlands mixed practice two half days per week (Mon/Thurs). Contact +353 85 800 2637 or email CV to

Village Veterinary, Kilkenny, have an upcoming vacancy for a mixed practice Vet (70% SA/30% LA). Well-equipped progressive practice with friendly team and qualified nursing staff. One-in-three rota with some flexibility. CPD encouraged and paid for, scope for special interest in herd health or aspects of SA. Some experience preferred. Please call + 353 87 255 7196 for details or email to

Do you want to work in a progressive mixed practice (75% dairy/25% companion animals and some sheep)? One-in-five rota, 25 days holidays, weekends starting at 6pm on Friday until 9am on Monday. VDS, VCI and Vet Ireland fees paid. Excellent salary, funded CVE. VCI accredited SA hospital with excellent nurses and support staff. Email or phone +353 86 237 7018. Millstreet Veterinary Group, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Glenina Vets is a mixed practice in Galway City. We have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Manager. Duties include staff and financial management, marketing and business development and day to day practice management. A veterinary background is not essential, but we expect that you will have at least two years' experience in a similar managerial role. Applications to before 5pm on March 1st. For more information contact Karl on +353 87 639 5873 or Joe on +353 87 677 5795.

Veterinary surgeon required for three-person mixed, mostly large animal, practice in beautiful North West Ireland. Experience preferred but support provided for new graduates. Mileage allowance. Shared rota. CV to Gerry at

Emergency and critical care veterinary surgeons required. 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) veterinary surgeons (full and part time) at this time of expansion. Salary commensurate with experience. CVs to . Closing date 17/03/17.

Moving to the UK? Join Vets Now in a permanent position, work in our emergency clinics and benefit from fantastic training in emergency medicine/surgery. Apply Now, http://www.vets-now.com/edge or eEmail

Castle Vets requires a veterinary surgeon for a mixed branch practice in Westport, Co. Mayo. Position is predominantly large animal with some routine small animal work. Experience preferred but not essential. Apply with CV and cover letter to

Grey Abbey Vets require a full time veterinary surgeon for our busy, well-equipped, progressive small animal hospital based in Kildare. Role suitable for new/recent graduate. Salary commensurate with experience. One-in-eight out of hours rota. Email CV to , or phone Alexis on +353 45 522 390.

Veterinary surgeon required for busy well-equipped multi-site mixed practice in Wexford area. 70% LA/30% SA. One-in-four rota. All usual toys. Contact/send CV to . Call +353 53 913 4140.

Full-time veterinary surgeon required for 100% small animal practice in Dundee. We are a small, independent clinic which takes pride in our friendly service and good relationship with our clients. Rota and responsibilities shared between three vets. CPD funded. Contact by phone on +44 13 8288 4411 or email

Full/part time vet needed in a 100% small animal practice in Westport, Co. Mayo. Experience preferred but new graduate considered. One-in-four rota. Competitive salary depending on experience. CPD allowance. Apply with CV to

Vet required for mixed 60% LA (predominantly dairy)/40% SA practice in East Meath (20 minutes from M50). All mod cons. Experienced friendly staff. 1:3 rota. Large and small animal experience preferred. Contact or +353 86 124 9102 (between 6pm-10pm).

Veterinary assistant required in Tipperary. 80% LA/20% SA. 1:3 rota. Please email

Cork City based veterinary hospital requires an experienced assistant for 100pc companion animal work. Experience essential in all areas and an interest/ability in surgery an advantage. Full and part-time applicants considered. Shared rota. Please email CV and covering letter to

Veterinary surgeon wanted for weekend cover, approximately one weekend per month, Cork City. Email

Veterinary surgeon required for a well-established modern mixed practice with good support staff in Birr, Co. Offaly.
Would consider a newly qualified or experienced graduate. Rota 1:3. Good package on offer. Please email CV to

Experienced SA vet wanted for regular weekend duties on a ¼ rota in a SA hospital in north Kildare. No on-call, but in-patient hospital duties over the weekend. Ability to provide holiday and occasional day cover an asset. Enquiries to

Large animal vet required full time for permanent position with well-equipped mixed practice Limerick city. One-in-six rota, commission based pay. Experience preferred but all exceptional candidates considered. Interested applicants are invited to forward their CV to

Vet wanted for part time small animal position for the spring months in Rathcormac, Co. Cork. Hours and days are flexible. Please apply to Finns Veterinary by email

Vet wanted for 100% large animal practice in County Kildare. Experience preferred but not essential. Salary commensurate with experience. Email CV to or phone David on +353 86 605 7782.

Veterinary surgeon required for three-person mixed practice in West Cork. This position would have an emphasis on the small animal aspect of the practice, but all duties to be shared. One-in-three rota. Well-equipped clinic. Experience not essential. Contact Brian at +353 86 830 1730 or email

Veterinary surgeon required to join Clerkin Vets, Co. Cavan, mixed animal practice and small animal hospitals. Experience preferred but not essential. Email CVs to or call +353 87 063 8813.

Large animal vet required as soon as possible for west of Ireland practice. Experience essential, excellent salary to be negotiated, car provided if necessary. Please send CVs to or contact George O'Malley on +353 94 902 1220.

Allpets Veterinary Hospital require an experienced veterinary surgeon to join our busy, well equipped, progressive hospital based in Drogheda. Surgical skills an advantage, minimum of three years' experience. Excellent remuneration and long-term prospects for suitable candidate. Please apply with CV to

Castle Veterinary Group - Co. Down N. Ireland. Friendly 11-person mixed practice seeks VS. 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

Full-time/part-time veterinary surgeon required for 100% small animal clinic in Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal. Minimum two years' experience. Interest in orthopaedics and/or exotics an advantage. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email CV to

Vet required for very progressive Companion Animal Hospital and Clinic in the Wexford area. The ideal candidate should be outgoing, have excellent communication skills, able to take sole charge when required and be prepared to work as part of a team. Experience preferred but not essential. Please send CVs to

Hampden Veterinary Hospital, Buckinghamshire (Chilterns), England, one hour from London. Full-time qualified nurses required for 100% clinical based role, caring for inpatients, supported by our 4 branches. OOH provided from Hospital. See website https://www.hampdenvets.co.uk/working-for-us/. Competitive salary, 39 hours per week. contact with CV and letter.

BrayVet require a vet for maternity cover summer 2017. Full-time hours, one Saturday in four. Four-vet, four-nurse team including Cats Only section. Minimum three years' experience. Experience in ultra sound scanning would be of interest. Could develop into longer term position at new branch practice in Gorey. CV and cover letter to

Assistant veterinary surgeon required for a very busy six-person mixed practice in the Kildare/Wicklow area. One-in-six rota. Experience an advantage but not necessary. To apply please send CV to

Locum required. Experienced small animal vet wanted for holiday/weekend locum work in Ennis, Co Clare. If interested, please email or call +353 89 435 3230.

Veterinary surgeon required to join small animal practice in Waterford City. Good working conditions, one-in-three rota. Some experience required. Please contact Tadhg at

Farm animal vet required to join friendly multi-person practice in Meath, 30 mins from M50. Opportunity to develop clinical and herd health skills. One-in-four rota with generous remuneration and leisure time. VDS and CPD covered. Replies to

VS wanted for part-time position in friendly SA practice in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. We are a progressive, well-equipped practice (blood machine and digital x-ray etc.). Candidate must be confident, flexible and have excellent communicational skills. Please forward CV to

Vet wanted by 100% small animal practice in Cork city location. This is a full-time position and we require candidates with a minimum of two years' full time small animal experience. CVs to

Permanent veterinary surgeon required for 100% small animal practice in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Near Birmingham airport. Would suit an experienced vet. Four-day week, one-in-three weekend rota, no OOH, four vets, three nurses. RCVS, VDS, BVA fees paid, min £1500 a year CPD, relocation contribution available, salary >K£35. Email

Experienced VS required for six-vet mixed practice in Midleton, Co. Cork. Purpose built modern hospital with all mod cons and good support staff. VDS fees funded and CPD allowance included. Position would be either part-time doing only SA or full-time doing both SA/50% and LA/50%. Favourable terms and conditions. Please reply to or call +353 87 251 9576.

Veterinary surgeon required for progressive practice based 45 minutes (via m1) from Dublin. 50% LA/50% SA. No equine. Modern facilities equipped to a very high standard. One-in-four rota. No evening clinics, practice closes at six. Please apply to O'Dowd Veterinary +353 86 812 7114 or email CV to

Part/full time vet wanted in a small expanding mixed practice in West Offaly. I am open to part time and full time applicants for the position. One-in-three rota would apply to full time applicants. Contact Ollie with queries or CVs +353 87 989 3783 or

Vet required for a small animal only clinic in Tipperary Town. Practice is well equipped (digital radiography, ultrasound, blood machine etc.). Candidate should be confident with excellent communication skills. We are a friendly, patient orientated and modern clinic. New graduates welcome and supported. Salary based on experience. For more information contact Mairead on

Erkina Veterinary Clinic, Rathdowney, Co Laois requires small animal locum for regular work. Experience essential. Well-equipped practice. Accommodation provided. Please contact Grainne on +353 86 855 3503 or

Railway Veterinary Clinic, Loughrea, Galway, requires a third veterinary surgeon to join our practice. Hospital accredited, custom built facility. 70% SA/30% LA. Experience of mixed practice desired but not essential. If interested send CV to , or contact +353 86 242 9273 for information.

Experienced SA locum vet wanted for Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10-5pm for immediate start until mid-May, to perform medical-only consultations at our Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Finglas, Dublin 11 (just off m50). Busy and fast-paced working environment with approximately 180 dogs and puppies. To apply please contact centre Manager Catriona Birt on or +353 1 879 1833.

Part-time small animal vet required for north Kildare area. Good surgical skills required and flexible hours available. Please send CV to or contact +353 1 651 9906.

Small animal part-time vet wanted to commence on 1st April in a well-equipped, friendly, three-vet practice in Co. Kildare. Apply to Julia

Enthusiastic and motivated vet required for a mixed practice in Killarney, Co. Kerry. One-in-three rota. 50% LA/25% equine/25% SA. Experience is preferred but not a requirement. Practice is very well equipped (digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscope, blood machines, orthopaedic instruments) and very progressive. Equine work 75% clinic-based with a bias towards sport horses. Salary based on experience. CVs to or ring Shane on +353 86 309 6346 after 6pm.

Vet required with an interest and experience in alternative veterinary medicine. Experience and certification in acupuncture would be a benefit. Unique practice and the only integrative one in Dublin providing holistic and homeopathic alternatives to a growing client base. Working conditions are favourable. The position is part time but hours are expected to grow as the business expands. CVs to

Enthusiastic veterinary surgeon required to join our mixed practice team in Wexford town. One-in-five rota, four nurses, excellent support structure, scope, digital x-ray, ECG and scanner for case work up. This position would suit anyone from a new graduate to someone looking for a long-term position. Reply with CV to

Enthusiastic VS required for busy veterinary group in Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire, conveniently located near East Midlands Airport. 100% SA general practice. Strong emphasis on CPD with clinical interests encouraged and financed. Presently one-in-six rota. Application by email to

Palmerstown veterinary hospital, Dublin, requires an experienced veterinary nurse for Thursdays and Saturdays. More part time work also available. We are a friendly, patient obsessed, modern practice. Nice working environment. Good terms and conditions. Please email CV and letter to

Small animal locum vet required to cover maternity leave in purpose built small animal practice in Co. Galway, April-July. No nights or weekend on-call. Accommodation available if required. Email

Position available in a friendly small animal/equine practice in Normandy, France. The candidate should be competent in routine small animal practice (80%), with an interest in developing their equine work (20%). Ability to learn French an advantage. Minimum 6 month contract with longer-term prospects. Contact with enquiries.

Vet required for mixed practice in Magherafelt, County Derry. Good rota, modern well equipped premises and friendly working environment. Generous salary dependant on experience. Car and accommodation available if required. For further information phone James on +44 75 4068 7552 or send CV to

Locum vet required. Experienced small animal VS required to cover elective leave of practice principal in Blacklion Pet Hospital, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Some flexibility on dates, looking at 6-8 consecutive weeks during March to June window. Tuesdays off, working one-in-two Saturdays (9-12) or so. No OOH, nice working environment, lovely clients, great nurses! For more information email with your CV.

Veterinary surgeon required for mixed practice in North Tipperary, 50% LA/40% SA/10% equine. New purpose built clinic fully equipped. 1:3 rota. Excellent job for new or experienced graduate. Terms and conditions commensurate with experience. Reply to

Vet required for mixed 60% LA (predominantly dairy)/40% SA practice in east Meath (20 minutes from M50). All mod cons. Experienced friendly staff. 1:3 rota. Large and small animal. Experience preferred. Contact or +353 86 124 9102 (between 6pm-10pm).

SA vet locum required to cover sole charge work in dedicated SA practice in Youghal, Co. Cork, from the 8th until 21st of April inclusive, Monday to Saturday. OOH cover required Monday to Friday (usually very quiet). Experienced staff in place, very pleasant clientele, well equipped practice. 5 years experience minimum and good communication skills. Please reply by email to Johanna, at

Experienced motivated vet required to work in a mixed practice 70% LA/30% SA with potential to grow, based in Kilrush, Co. Clare. Supportive back up staff. This is a unique opportunity with long term prospects for suitable candidate, competitive salary depending on experience. Please email CV to

Manchester SA practice requires VS with minimum of one year's experience. R.C.V.S. Accredited four-vet independent practice. No on-call. Four day week. Digital X-ray, ultrasound. Friendly and supportive team for colleague wishing to provide high quality care. Vibrant M20 location close to airport and city centre. Reply with CV to Frank Maguire by email to . Call +44 78 0854 0275. Yew Tree Veterinary Surgery.

Experienced vet required. Situated between Liverpool and Manchester. Experienced and enthusiastic Vet required to work between our Hospital and a branch, 100% S/A. Full support from skilled team with extensive equipment. Excellent working rota, no OOH. Contact: Practice manager: . Interviewees will be offered expenses relating to the interview.

Vet required for three-person mixed practice in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. 70% LA/20% SA/10% equine. Well-equipped practice. Experience not essential. Excellent backup for new graduates. Salary commensurate with experience. CPD encouraged. Call +353 68 31107 or email

Farm animal vet required to join four-vet mixed practice 70%LA/30% SA in Macroom, Co. Cork. Experience preferred but not essential. One-in-four rota. Purpose built clinic with all mod cons. Apply to

Part-time vet wanted for a mixed practice (75% SA/25% LA) in Bailieborough, Co. Cavan for a block of 3 days/nights per week. No weekends. All clinical work, no TB testing. Accommodation available. Has to be able to work in sole charge. Please forward CV to

Veterinary surgeon required for four-vet, two-centre SA practice in Birmingham. RCVS Tier 2 accredited, Vet Nurse Training Centre, Digital X-rays, colour Doppler Ultrasound. No on-call. Weekend duties on a rota basis. Full support given for new graduates. Accommodation available. Application or information:

Veterinary surgeon required for mainly Dairy/Beef practice Waterford/South Kilkenny area. Experience preferable but not essential. Good support. Excellent terms and conditions available as well as long term prospects for the right candidate. Phone Jim +353 87 232 1330 or email at

Full-time vet required for busy 100% SA clinic in Co. Waterford. 30 minutes from Kilkenny and 1.5 hours from Dublin. Minimum experience one year. Salary commensurate with experience. Enjoyable working environment in modern, well equipped clinic based in beachside location in coastal resort of Tramore. Long term prospects for well-motivated candidate in expanding practice. CVs to or call +353 87 859 7223.

Veterinary surgeon required for a mixed practice in Newry, Co. Down. Well-equipped with a varied caseload of dairy, beef, sheep and equine and a busy first opinion SA clinic. One-in-six rota. VDS paid, Rcvs refunded, van provided and accommodation available. Salary commensurate with experience. Please apply to or phone +44 28 3026 2266.

Veterinary surgeon required to join mixed practice in Cavan/Meath area. Experience with routine LA and SA surgery preferred, not essential. 1:3 rota. Email with CV to

Vet required for independent mixed practice on the west coast of Scotland. The full-time, majority SA position would suit a new or recent graduate. Available support including experienced backup on a quiet 1-in-5 rota. Accommodation and vehicle available if required and CPD is encouraged and funded. Reply to Tristan Carré or John Blomfield at or or by post to: The Partners, Oban Vet Surgeons, Tweeddale Street, Oban, Argyll, UK, PA34 5DD.

Veterinary surgeon required for mixed practice in midlands. 50% farm animal, 40% companion animal, 10% equine. New purpose built clinic fully equipped. 1:3 rota with long term prospects for suitable candidate, excellent terms and conditions. Reply with CV to

Receptionist required for a full time job in Cork city. Reply with CV to

Full time or part time position available for vet in growing practice in Athenry, Co. Galway. 85% LA/15% SA. On call rota of 1:3. Very well equipped with digital X-ray, biochemistry, LA and SA ultrasound machines, gas anaesthetic. Ideal candidate would have confidence in the basis competencies and good work ethic/personality. Generous salary commensurate with experience. Email or call +353 87 349 4300.

Locum urgently required for large animal practice Loughrea, Co. Galway. Mid-January to June. TB testing and spring work. Experienced vet required. Email or phone +353 87 386 7926.

Veterinary surgeon required in the Midlands for long term position in mainly large animal practice. VDS fees funded and CPD allowance also included. Good conditions, rota and responsibilities shared. Genuine long term prospects for ideal candidate. Email CV to

Equine vet required York. 100% ambulatory practice. Organised, self-motivated team player with at least 12 months experience. Excellent remuneration and possibilities for right candidate. CV to www.yorkshireequinepractice.com

Veterinary surgeon required for busy mixed practice in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. Accredited Veterinary Hospital. Accommodation available if required. Please call +353 25 24 399 or email

Vet required for well-equipped mixed practice in Co. Galway. Good package and accommodation available for suitable candidate. If interested please call +353 87 984 2091.

SA vet required. Caring, attentive and confident vet required to compliment our friendly, client-focused, 100% SA Clinic team in Omagh, Co. Tyrone. CPD encouraged and funded with one vet already studying for a certificate. Experience preferred but not essential. Please send CV and cover letter to James via

Parklands require VS for well-equipped modern mixed practice in Dungannon, Tyrone. Rota is shared among eight vets. CPD, accommodation and vehicle supplied. . Craig +44 78 9984 5817, Eamon +44 79 1909 3858.

Experienced vet required for busy Westmeath practice (large and small animal). Owner looking for someone who would be interested in succeeding him in the near future. Please email CV to

Veterinary surgeon required for north east mixed practice 60% large animals, 30% equine, 10% small animals. Position would suit motivated, self-starter with some experience, busy practice with large clinical workload, salary commensurate with experience and work ethic, good rota and time off. Accommodation and transport can be provided. Contact 083 1905488 or forward CV to