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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.

Head Nurse

Raheny, Dublin

Raheny Veterinary Hospital require enthusiastic and highly motivated Head Nurse to lead our friendly team of eight vets and eight nurses. At least 3 years’ experience. Must have the ability to multitask, while working with a team and on their own. Full-time position with no OOH. Weekends are shared on a rotational basis. Well-equipped 100% SA hospital with all mod cons. Salary depending on experience. CVs to


Fermoy, Co. Cork

RVN required at Corrin Veterinary Hospital, mixed practice of small animal and equine in Fermoy, Co. Cork. Email CV to


County Kerry

Vet nurse required for full-time position in County Kerry. Car an advantage as two-site practice. Good conditions, pleasant working environment and high standards a given. CPD encouraged and paid. Opportunities for dental work, lab work and other on-patient procedures. Please contact Miriam at +353 66 719 0908.


Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Portlaoise veterinary clinic seeks a RVN for maternity leave cover starting October. 100% SA. Four-day week with no OOH. Modern, well-equipped clinic with a friendly and supportive team. All levels of experience welcome to apply. Please send CV to 


Togher, Cork

RVN to join our friendly, progressive team. Ideal candidate would
have three plus years’ experience (new graduates would be considered), work well as part of our team, be an effective communicator and have a strong surgical nursing interest. No OOH, VCI fees paid, CPD encouraged and supported. Interested candidates to apply with CV and cover letter FAO HVNs Grace/Maeve at



Full-time veterinary nurse required to join our friendly, progressive team in O'Shea Bramley & Breen Veterinary Hospital, Wexford. 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. CV and cover letter to


Rathfarnham, Dublin

Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital require an enthusiastic new graduate or experienced RVN to join our expanding nursing team. Candidates should be team players with a strong work ethic and good interpersonal skills. Full-time position with duties to include working with our first opinion and our expanding referral caseload (Cardiology, Imaging, Endoscopy). Competitive remunerative package available depending on experience, accommodation if required and CPD allowance.  Start date August 2020.  Replies to


Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Crowe's Veterinary Clinic, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim require fully qualified veterinary nurse for busy small animal clinic. Full-time position. Good communication skills, team player and ability to work on own initiative essential. CPD strongly encouraged. Please forward CV to


Dundalk, Co. Louth

RVN required to join our friendly mixed practice in Bridge House Vets, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Full-time and part-time work available. No on-call duties/out of hours. CPD encouraged. Please send CV to


Sligo town

St Benedict's Veterinary Hospital, Sligo town 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. CV and cover letter to


Bandon, Co. Cork

Glasslyn Veterinary Clinic require a RVN. 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. Please reply with CV to


Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Blacklion Pet Hospital in Greystones and its sister practice Beechwood Vets in Ranelagh have a position open for a RVN. Lovely team of colleagues, relaxed but professional work atmosphere, no out-of-hours, no Sunday working. Please email with cover letter and CV…..and a one liner to say why you are the best!


Rathcormac, Co. Cork

Veterinary nurse wanted to work in Finns Veterinary, Rathcormac, Co. Cork. Please email CV to

RVN Exotic/Small Animal

Bray, Co Wicklow

Exotic/SA Hospital in Bray, Wicklow seeking full-time nurse to join our three-vet, four-nurse team.  Small animal experience an advantage with full training for enthusiastic candidate with a keen interest in working with exotics. No OOH, one weekend in four, CPD encouraged. Email bairbre at  or phone RVN Stephen on +353 1 272 3857.


Lucan, West Dublin

Lucan Vet Hospital require a RVN for their long established small animal hospital in West Dublin. Part-time position initially. No OOH.  Excellent terms and conditions. Please forward CV and covering letter to


Cork City
RVN required in 100% companion animal practice in Cork City. Starting date mid August. No on-call included in the role. Recent graduates welcome. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email your CV and cover letter to


Tallaght, Dublin 24

Tallaght Animal Hospital, Dublin, require a qualified full-time veterinary nurse to join our friendly six nurse team. No OOH, 100% SA with CPD supported. Opportunities to further own interests within the practice. CV and cover letter to


Co. Kildare

Highfield Veterinary Group seeks an enthusiastic RVN required for 100% SA clinic in Co. Kildare.  Three years minimum experience required. Modern practice with all mod cons, friendly team environment. Salary commensurable  with experience. CPD encouraged and funded. Please send CV and cover letter 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.


Foxrock, Co. Dublin

ArkVetCare requires an enthusiastic, full-time RVN to join our friendly, progressive team in a busy, well established hospital in Foxrock. We provide excellent patient care and excellent customer care. Our nurses are an integral part of our team. Email    

SA nurse


The Pet Hospital Waterford has a vacancy for a full-time, experienced SA veterinary nurse. Requires proficiency in routine surgical and clinical medicine nursing. We offer excellent terms and working conditions. This is a nine to five job with no out-of-hours work or weekend work. For information on this position contact Tadhg on +353 87 248 7144 or email