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

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.


Naas, Co. Kildare

Highfield Veterinary require a RVN to join our dynamic and progressive SA team. Salary commensurate with experience. Newly refurbished clinic with all mod cons, CPD encouraged. This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week and one-in-four weekend cover. Ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, a positive attitude and work well as part of a team. CV and cover letter to rebecca@highfield.ie



Qualified RVN wanted to join our busy, well equipped, small animal practice in sunny Bahrain. Excellent nursing and communication skills required with minimum two years’ experience. Accommodation, utilities, health insurance, CPD, annual flights home and an excellent tax-free salary are offered. For further information, contact Dr. Nonie at job@noniecoutts.com


Roscommon town

Full-time RVN required to join our team at All Creatures Vets, Roscommon town. We have a well-equipped practice with all the mod cons and with a nice working environment. member of Xlvets, VCI and CPD included. Please email dmflynn2@eircom.net or phone Donal on +353 87 805 0159.



Full-time RVN required to join our friendly and dedicated mixed practice in Longford Animal Health Centre an accredited hospital with the latest equipment. The ideal applicant would be motivated and energetic. This is mainly a companion animal role with occasional farm animal duties. Competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience. CPD strongly encouraged and supported. Email CV with cover letter to una@lahc.ie

Veterinary nurse


Qualified veterinary nurse required for permanent position in Dublin based small animal hospital group. CPD encouraged and funded. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent rota with no on-call duties. Ideal candidate will have good people skills and work well within a team. Please send CV to admin@anicare.ie 

Head nurse


Head nurse, Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital, Cork. Due to relocation we’re looking for a head nurse. Ideally six years qualified with experience in a medium to large small animal practice. Further relevant qualifications advantageous. Salary commensurate with experience. No out-of-hours. CPD encouraged and funded. Applications: for the attention of Orla at gilabbeyvetreception@gmail.com


Sligo town

St Benedict's Veterinary Hospital require a RVN to join our dynamic progressive team of three vets and three nurse. Modern well-equipped clinic, friendly clients and supportive team. CPD encouraged. VDS paid. Salary commensurate with experience. Predominantly SA role with very varied caseload. No on-call rota. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and work well as part of a team. CVs and cover letter to stbenedictsvetclinic@gmail.com

Veterinary nurse


Clerkin Veterinary Hospitals, Cavan. We are looking for a qualified veterinary nurse for a busy mixed six-vet practice, with two small animal hospitals. Progressive, well-equipped, friendly practice, CPD encouraged. Please email CV to annaghleeanne@gmail.com or phone +353 86 063 8813.


Dublin 12

All Care Veterinary Centre require full-time RVN to join our team of three vets and five nurses. We are looking for a proactive team member with excellent communication skills. Must be an enthusiastic team player with the ability to work in a busy, well equipped practice. No OOH. Annual salary from €25000, commensurate with experience. CV to vetnursevacancy@gmail.com  


Dublin 14

RVN required. We are looking for a qualified veterinary nurse to join our team in our first opinion and referral practice at Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital, Dublin 14. This is a full-time position with a competitive package available to the successful candidate. Please reply with CV to nutgrovevet@outlook.com

Veterinary nurse

Kildare town

VN wanted. Maternity cover. To begin in February. Could be permanent as we are expanding our dog day care service, fitness and obesity plans and boarding kennels. Based at our accredited SA hospital in Kildare town. Variable hours from 20 to 40 hours and alternate Saturday mornings. OOH is outsourced. Working within a team of five. Very varied workload and sharing of duties. Contact groomevet@hotmail.com

Veterinary nurse


Oran Veterinary Clinic in Galway is looking for a veterinary nurse for Saturday-only duties 9am to 1pm. Please send CVs with references to omalleym2001@yahoo.com. Oran Veterinary clinic is an independent small-animal-only clinic.


Ballyshannon & Donegal Town

Seaview Veterinary Clinic in Ballyshannon and Donegal Town is looking for a RVN for our mixed practice. Full and part-time hours and flexible shifts possible. Please send your application to seaviewvet@eircom.net

Veterinary nurse

Gorey, Co. Wexford

Veterinary nurse for friendly busy 100% companion animal practice in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Team kind to each other and their patients. Special interest in cats a bonus but not essential. Opening hours Mon-Fri 8.30-6.30, Sat 8-1.30. CV and covering letter to nicolaneumannvet@gmail.com. Please label Goreybrayvet Nurse.


Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Athlone Veterinary Clinic require a small animal RVN to join our friendly and progressive practice. Ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. Experience an advantage but not essential. No on-call rota. Email CV to athlone_vet_clinic@eircom.net


Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

RVN required for a permanent position at A Country Practice Veterinary Clinic. The desired candidate would have the ability to work on their own initiative with good communication skills. We are a progressive and friendly SA only practice. CPD allowance and VCI registration fees covered. Salary commensurate with experience. Part-time also considered. Email tipperaryvet@gmail.com with CV and cover letter.


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 encouraged. No on-call rota. Experience an advantage but not essential. Please reply with CV to jhealy@glasslynvets.ie


Lucan, Dublin

MyVet Lucan requires a full-time RVN to join us in our brand new hospital. Custom built with all the mod cons where your nursing skills will be fully utilised. Ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, have good people skills and works well within a team. Salary DOE. CPD, VCI fees and employee benefit scheme also included. Email CV and cover letter to gillian@myvet.ie

Veterinary nurse

Portarlington, Co. Laois

Port Vet Clinic a progressive, friendly, SA practice require a full-time qualified VN. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, with a strong motivation to provide a first-class service to our patients and clients. Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills are essential. Competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience. No out-of-hours. CPD strongly encouraged and supported. CVs to gervaise.monks@gmail.com


Fairview, Dublin

Small animal RVN required for busy 100% small animal practice on Northside Dublin. Minimum one year experience. Full-time position. CPD encouraged. Hospital status. No out-of-hours. One-in-three nurse weekend rota. Applications with CV and cover letter to fairviewvet@gmail.com

Veterinary nurse

Glanmire, Cork

Our small animal hospital requires a veterinary nurse with experience and ability to work on their own initiative. There is a pleasant team environment with minimal OOH which is shared equally. CPD and VDS supported. Please contact Cashman Veterinary by emailing renacashmanvets@gmail.com 
with CV.