Veterinary practitioners Locums wanted

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

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.

SA Vet

Youghal, Co. Cork

Blue Coast Veterinary Clinic, Youghal, Co. Cork, is looking for an experienced SA VS locum from 22nd August until 3rd September 2022 included. No OOH. €250 to €300 gross per day depending on experience. Easy pace workload. Accommodation provided but own motor transport is needed. For any query and if interested, please contact Johanna, email or ring +353 87 9981 758 (after 6.30pm).

SA Vet

Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Groome Vets, Kildare Town. Companion animal practice requires a vet to join a team of one other vet, two VNs and six support staff. 4.5 days. No OOH. Alternate Saturday mornings. Salary 60-70k PA. September start.  This is a six-month locum role while the practice principal recovers from surgery. An accredited SA hospital with digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, in-house haematology/biochem. Accommodation available on site if required. or call +353 45 521 507 for a chat or visit.

SA Vet

Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Locum small animal vet required for The Green Veterinary Centre from 17th June-28th June 2022. Some more days will be available over summer. Every Monday also available for cover. Beautiful location, relaxed working environment, lovely clients. No on-call. Minimum of two years’ experience. Well-equipped practice with ultrasound machine, idexx blood machine, ecg, digital x-ray, and gas anaesthetic. If interested, call +353 71 966 2049 or email your CV to 

SA Vet

Tullow Town, Co. Carlow

SA locum vet required to cover a number of weeks/months over the summer 2022, with the possibility of ongoing permanent employment. 100% SA clinic in Tullow town. Experience essential. Friendly work environment, relaxed workload and well equipped clinic. Availability to cover out-of-hours desirable but not essential. For more information contact or +353 59 915 2316.

SA Vet

Tipperary Town

Arra Veterinary Clinic. Regular locum work available for summer months to help out a busy vet mum! Modern, well-equipped small animal practice with a good mixture of surgical and medical work available. Diagnostic lead practice with superb clients. All options considered. Contact Mairead on +353 87 061 6496 or


Tipperary Town

O’Keeffe Mooney & Ryan Veterinary Clinic, Tipperary Town. Locum vet required for mixed practice Various dates during Summer and Autumn. To include week commencing July 18th and 25th. Very relaxed workload and well-equipped clinic. Contact William +353 86 820 0072.