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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.


West Wicklow/Kildare

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


Co. Waterford

Veterinary surgeon wanted for mixed practice (mainly dairy with expanding small animal) in Lismore Vets. All the usual equipment: x-ray, ultrasound, blood machines. 1/3 rota in spring, 1/6 rota during off season. Experience preferred. CPD encouraged and funded. Email Pat at or call +353 87 745 8982.


North County Monaghan

VS required to join an existing four-vet team in north County Monaghan. Mixed practice, predominantly LA with an ever-growing SA client base. Experience preferred. Excellent training/support provided. New clinic, fully equipped with modern facilities. Shared rota, vehicle provided, VDS included, CPD encouraged. Salary commensurate with experience. Email

SA vet


Small animal vet wanted for Spires Vets, Omagh. Part-time and full-time options available. Well-equipped with digital x-ray, ultrasound and in-house lab. Competitive remuneration package and CPD funded and encouraged. Email Lauren at or text me on +44 78 279 37910.

Surgical Intern

Cork city

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital, Cork City, is looking for a 12 month SA surgical intern to work under the supervision of two European College Diplomates in Surgery. This will suit applicants who want to advance their surgical experience and knowledge. Salary 25K. No regular night duties. See our website for details. Interested parties should send a Letter of Application and CV to Shane Guerin at


Ennis, Co. Clare

Veterinary surgeon required for Summerhill Veterinary Hospital, Ennis. Recently built new hospital with all mod cons, digital and dental x-ray, in-house IDEXX bloods machine, ultrasound. One-in-six rota. 70% SA/30% LA. Good working environment. New graduates considered. Please email



Vets4Pets. VS required to join our modern SA practice due to expansion in Crescent Link, Derry/Londonderry. 
full-time but will consider part-time hours where appropriate. The role will also involve weekend work on a rota basis as well as minimal OOH work. If you are interested in this role please follow the 'Apply for this position' link below:


Scariff, Co. Clare

VS required for three-person mixed practice in Scariff Vet Clinic, Scariff Co. Clare. Experience preferred but recent graduates will be supported. Cover letter and 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. CV to


Athenry, Co. Galway

VS wanted for young progressive mixed practice in Athenry, Co. Galway. One-in-four rota.  50% LA/50% SA. SA surgery with all mod cons including; digital x-ray, gas anaesthesia, ultrasound etc. Twenty minutes from Galway city. Experience compensated but not essential. Any enquiries to


Nobber, Co. Meath

Position available for full-time mixed veterinary surgeon 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 or phone +353 46 909 6666.

SA vet


Cedar Grove vets in Belfast, require a SA vet. Excellent surgical, medical and diagnostic facilities to include in house MRI and CT Suite. Attractive salary related to experience and post graduate Qualifications, generous CPD fund. Email Practice Manager: Closing date: 21st August 2020.


Abbeyfeale, Co. Kerry

Fealeside Veterinary Hospital require a VS for a busy mixed practice in the north Kerry area.  Well-equipped veterinary hospital with all mod cons, digital x-ray, haematology, endoscope, biochemistry etc. Excellent T&Cs with long term  prospects available.  Email CV to 
or further enquiries to +353 87 184 0326 after 7pm.


Tuam, Co. Galway

Full-time vet required to join Rhatigan veterinary, Tuam, Co. Galway. Mixed practice with purpose built premises. 1:3 rota. All candidates considered. Apply with CV to or phone +353 87 924 9848.

LA vet

Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

Three Valleys Veterinary require an enthusiastic new graduate or a more experienced vet who enjoys a varied and busy caseload focused mainly on large animal. Two days in lieu of weekends worked and a 1/4 rota with no second on-call. Accommodation and vehicle available. CPD provided. 
Contact Noel Doyle 0044777 570 0994 or email

SA vet

Bandon, Co. Cork

Glasslyn Vets, Bandon, Co. Cork require an experienced SA vet to join our energetic and supportive team. The position may either be part-time or full-time. No OOH. Enjoyable working environment in modern, well equipped clinic. Salary commensurate with experience. CPD funded and encouraged. Email CV to

SA vet

Cookstown, Co. Tyrone

Offering both first and second opinion services, Parklands has a high medical and surgical caseload, to exercise a vet with a grounding in all aspects of general practice, and an ambition to advance and study towards a certificate. One-to-one support and active tuition plussupported CPD will allow rapid development. Contact: 
to discuss further.


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


Dublin 9

Anicare Veterinary Group are seeking an experienced vet to join our growing team based in Dublin 9. Great rota with no out-of-hours. CPD and certificates encouraged and funded as part of excellent package. Candidate will have good client manner and an ability to work well in a team. CV to


Dublin 9
Veterinary receptionist required for a busy SA hospital in North Dublin. An excellent client manner and a love of animals are necessary and experience would be a major advantage. We are happy to
consider full-time or part-time work. Please send CV to


Strabane, Co. Tyrone

Vet required for 11 person/2 branch mixed practice on Tyrone/Donegal border.  Good mix of large and small animal clinical work.  All usual equipment including scanners, blood machine, digital x-ray. Excellent rota.  Apply for details to or telephone 004471382636.


North Kilkenny

Vet wanted for four-person/two branch mixed practice in north Kilkenny. 70% LA/ 30% SA. Good mix of dairy and beef and expanding SA. Experience preferred but new graduate considered. Salary and conditions negotiable depending on experience. One-in-four rota. CPD provided. Digital x-ray, blood machine and scanners. Email Michael at or call +353 87 633 1128.

SA vet

Togher, Co. Cork

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital require an experienced SA vet to work nights. Work one week in three and one weekend in six. VCI, VDS paid, CPD encouraged and funded. Salary commensurate with experience. Contact or call Orla on +353 21 496 2799.  Great place to work, good caseload, excellent rotas and good work life balance. No OOH. Nice clients, exceptional nurses and support team. Cover and CV to  

SA vet

Lucan, Co. Dublin

MyVet Lucan seek experienced CA vet at new purpose built hospital. Facilities excellent, usual toys plus CT scanner, 2 op rooms. Great place to work, good caseload, excellent rotas and good work life balance. No OOH. Nice clients, exceptional nurses and support team. Cover and CV to  

Veterinary surgeon

Elphin, Co. Roscommon

Mixed practice require a full-time veterinary surgeon. 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 equipement. 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 to

SA vet

Roscommon Town

All Creatures Veterinary Clinic. Full-time position available for enthusiastic experienced SA vet. No on-call/OOH. Member of Xl vets. CPD encouraged and funded. Well-equipped practice with digital x-ray, gas anaesthesia, blood machine, full-time veterinary nurses. Generous package for the right candidate. Experience essential. Call Donal on +353 87 805 0159 or email

SA vet

Barna/Moycullen, Galway

SA vet required for Galway based Companion animal practice (Barna and Moycullen Vets) to join our three-vet team. High standard of practice with good support and atmosphere. Focus on work life balance as well as clinical progression. 1:4 Saturdays and minimal on-call. Digital x-ray, US, Idexx blood machines etc. Email CV and cover letter to


Fermoy, Co. Cork

Duntahane Veterinary Clinic in Fermoy requires a full-time vet to be part of our team of five vets, two veterinary nurses and a veterinary physiotherapist. Mixed practice (65% LA/25% CA/10% equine) with all the expected equipment and a friendly environment that will help you integrate into our 1:4 rota. Experience would be preferred but not essential. Competitive salary and package available. CVs to


Glenamaddy, Co. Galway

Full-time vet required to join four-vet, Glenamaddy Veterinary Centre. Mixed practice, 50% LA/40% SA/10% equine, experienced or new graduates considered. Competitive salary depending on experience. Good support provided. Well-equipped practice with digital x-ray, gas anaesthetic and blood machine. XLVet graduate programme available. Vehicle provided with fuel, four weeks annual leave. VDS included, CPD encouraged. Contact or phone Declan on +353 87 254 3722.


Listowel, Co. Kerry

Ambitious VS required for expanding mixed practice to join team of four at Treacy and Sheehan, Listowel. Fully equipped clinic with charity contracts and surgery workload. Competitive salary, expenses and shared rota. Company vehicle if required. Cover letter and CV to or phone +353 87 243 4204.