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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.



Qualified VN required for permanent position in Dublin based SA hospital group. CPD and further training encouraged and funded. Comprehensive new graduate programme for a new graduate. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent rota with no on call duties. The ideal candidate will have good people skills and work well within a team. Plenty of opportunity to develop own interests within the practice. CVs to 


Kilkenny city

Ormonde Veterinary Hospital requires a qualified veterinary nurse to cover maternity leave with the added possibility of continued employment thereafter. The ideal candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, will be enthusiastic and hard-working, with excellent communication skills.  Competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience. CPD strongly encouraged and supported. CVs to


Headford, Co. Galway

Veterinary nurse required at Divilly Vet Clinic, Headford, Co. Galway. We are a mixed practice only twenty minutes from Galway city. Friendly working environment with excellent support and a strong team ethic. Please forward cover letter and CV to


Ballina, Co. Mayo

Vet nurse required at Ballina Vet Clinic, Co. Mayo. We are a three-vet, two-nurse mixed practice but all nursing duties are small animal related. No weekends. Fully equipped to hospital standard.  Experience preferred but new graduates considered. Email CV to or call +353 87 967 9708.



RVN required to cover maternity leave commencing in June, Carlow. Good communication skills and ability to work as part of a team necessary. Please email to



Clerkin Veterinary Hospitals has a position available for a qualified veterinary nurse for a busy mixed six-vet practice in Cavan, with two small animal hospitals. Progressive, well equipped, friendly practice, CPD encouraged. Please email CV to or phone +353 86 063 8813.


Limerick city

Enthusiastic RVN required for busy small animal clinic, Limerick city. Do you want to use your amazing nursing skills to the best of your ability? The ideal candidate will be able to work on their own initiative with confidence and good communication skills. Good package and remuneration for the right candidate. Please forward CV with cover letter to Full and part time positions available.

Graduate Specialists

Northern Ireland

Graduate Specialists – Inspector Grade III. REF: IRC255740 – Veterinary Nursing. Salary: Inspector Grade III - £33,558 to £36,626. Department: College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). Location: Predominantly based at CAFRE Greenmount Campus, Antrim. Apply at:


Bandon, Cork

RVN required for a permanent position in our Bandon Clinic. We are a highly motivated team with a great work environment. Full-time position with no out-of-hours. Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team essential. CPD strongly encouraged and supported Experience an advantage but not essential. CV to


Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Ark VetCare requires an enthusiastic, full-time, RVN (new graduate considered) to join our friendly, progressive team in a busy, well established hospital in Dun Laoghaire. We provide excellent patient care and excellent customer care. Our nurses are an integral part of our team.  


Blackpool, Cork

Fully qualified veterinary nurse required for full-time position to add to our team of eight nurses in Sunbeam veterinary hospital, Blackpool, Cork. We are a busy well-equipped (in-house CT) 100% SA hospital. 1:9 rota. Experience a bonus but not a requirement. Please reply with CV to

Veterinary nurse

Athy, Co. Kildare

Full-time veterinary nurse required to join our friendly, progressive team in Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital. Ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and hard-working, with excellent communication skills. VCI fees paid, CPD encouraged and funded, no OOH. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send CV and cover letter to or call +353 21 496 2799.