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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.


Please note: Following communications from the Veterinary Council of Ireland, advertisers in the veterinary nursing section are reminded that “acts of veterinary nursing can only be carried out by a Registered Veterinary Nurse” and that the wording of classified in this section should not confuse veterinary nursing position with other non-registrant positions such as “animal care assistants”. 


Celbridge, Co. Kildare

100% SA busy practice in Celbridge, seeking experienced/new grad nurse. Nurses utilised to their full abilities. Flexible hours and rota, part or full-time. Strong focus on work/life balance. Salary up to 35K DOE. Numerous benefits attached including CPD fees and annual allowance, 22 days annual leave pro-rata, birthday leave and many more. CV to


Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Barrowvale Veterinary Clinic require a full or part-time vet nurse to join a highly experienced nursing team and support staff. Barrowvale is a very progressive practice with digital x-ray, ultrasound, haematology and biochemistry machines, parasitology lab, etc. 70% LA/30% SA. Will be required to work one-in-three Saturdays. Please apply with CV to

Part-Time RVN

Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Blessington Pet Hospital require a part-time RVN. Based in scenic West Wicklow, just 20 minutes from south Dublin. 14-20 hours weekly, with opportunity for extra holiday cover or future longer hours. We are a happy team, passionate about our patients' welfare and we get a buzz out of our work. Twisted sense of humour is a bonus! To be a cat worshipper is essential! All usual toys, no OOH, flexibility with days worked. Email Fionnuala at


Duleek, Co. Meath

Part-time/full-time RVN/receptionist for mixed practice. Independently owned. Might suit someone who would like to keep their feet in the veterinary field but slower pace than a busy SA practice. Salary commensurate with experience. Usual benefits apply. For further information email


Ballina, Co. Mayo

Ballina Veterinary Clinic requires an RVN to join our team and expanding practice. We are a progressive, well-equipped mixed practice but this role will be SA only. 39 hours per week, no OOH. CPD, VCI and VDS paid for. Full-time position, but part-time also considered. Suitable for experienced nurse or new graduate. Salary up to 36k depending on experience. CV to or call 087 967 9708.


Dublin 15

RVN sought for full-time position in purpose built, modern, SA Hospital in Dublin 15. Full team support with full-time receptionists, and ACA's. VCI and VDS paid. Salary up to €37k DOE. CPD allowance. No OOH, one weekend in four. Practice equipment includes dental and digital x-rays, laser therapy, full in-house laboratory, drip pumps, ultrasound, pulse oximeters. CV to


Finglas, Co. Dublin

Fox Veterinary Clinic, Finglas, Dublin, are looking for a full-time RVN. We have an enthusiastic, dynamic team of vets, nurses and ancillary staff and we are looking for a suitable candidate to join us! Both experienced and new graduates are welcome to apply. Competitive salary offered. CPD is encouraged and funded. For more information or to apply, email

Head Nurse

Clontarf, Co. Dublin

Clontarf Veterinary Hospital have an exciting position available for a Head Nurse to lead our dynamic, enthusiastic team. Fully equipped Veterinary Hospital with significant orthopaedic and surgical workload running alongside a busy general SA practice. Friendly and supportive team of vets, nurses and ACAs. Salary up to €43k depending on experience, with generous benefits including paid maternity leave, certified sick pay, paid contributary pension, VCI registration and generous CPD allowance. Send cover letter and CV to

Head Nurse


Highfield Veterinary are delighted to be moving into Dublin!  We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Head Veterinary nurse for our next Chapter! We offer large supportive very pro nurse teams across the group with plenty of clinical and leadership support. Monthly in-house clinical clubs, a bespoke Leadership Academy, our very own Clinical Nursing Board, further education, funding for Post Graduate Certs, birthday leave, a contributed pension and plenty of staff social events are all part of our culture! Apply to


Co. Westmeath

Full-time qualified veterinary nurse required to join award winning team at Park Pets Veterinary Clinic, Kinnegad. We are a dedicated SA team. Our nurses are at the heart of our clinic; in a clinical role. Your role is supported by animal care assistants with an excellent ratio of staff to clients. We welcome new graduates and are happy to train our nurses; but experienced nurses also welcome to apply. Apply with cover letter and CV to 


Co. Monaghan

Monaghan veterinary surgery requires a full-time RVN to join a five-nurse, three-vet team. 100% SA clinic with all the toys, digital x-ray, idexx, ultrasound, and dental machine. We are looking for someone keen to pursue their career and we are happy to support, 40 hours per week with a 1:4 weekend rota. Attractive package for the right candidate including reg fees, VDS and CPD. Email with a cover letter.


East Cork

Full-time permanent position for a RVN at our 100% SA clinic, based in beautiful East Cork. Friendly and close-knit team of vets and nurses. Uniforms, VDS insurance and VCI fees included in the package. Four-day week, one-in-four Saturdays (hours 10am-2pm), no OOH. Pay commensurate with experience. Paid overtime. CV/enquiries to


Roundwood, Co. Wicklow

Roundwood Veterinary Practice, Co. Wicklow, seeks veterinary nurse 25-30 hours a week. VDS and VCI covered, CPD encouraged and funded. No OOH. Beautiful location with all the usual equipment. New grads welcome to apply. Salary commensurate with experience. Email to apply.


Limerick City

RVN required for 100% SA clinic, Limerick City. Full or part-time positions will be considered. We are a friendly, dedicated team, committed to achieving the best patient care. Our clinic is undergoing a major revamp where we now have the most up to date air-conditioned facilities including all the usual toys Idexx analysers, DX xray and dental xray systems, Ultrasound and two theatres. Excellent renumeration package with good benefits and funded CPD. CV to


Kells, Co. Meath

Enthusiastic full-time SA RVN required to join our SA team at Advanced Pet Care in Kells, County Meath. Experience preferred but if none, there would be excellent support from our established five nurses and seven vets. CPD encouraged, VCI, VDS fees paid. 21 days annual leave along with public holidays. Modern hospital with IDEXX blood machines, digital x-ray, ultrasound etc. Salary €28000-€38000 DOE. Email CV and cover letter to

RVN - Maternity Cover

Bandon, Co. Cork

Full-time Vet Nurse (Maternity leave). Bandon, Co. Cork. McLaughlins Vet Clinic require a RVN for full-time maternity leave role. Mixed practice. Immediate start. Ideally at least 2 years’ experience. Salary commensurate with experience. VCI and CPD covered. Email CV to  


Bearna, Co. Galway

West Coast Vets have a vacancy for a RVN, full or part-time, to join a busy and expanding mixed practice in Bearna, Co. Galway. Friendly supportive environment, new graduates welcome. Good case load, well equipped small animal clinic. Salary commensurate with experience, including VCI fees and CPD. CV/enquiries to


Co. Limerick

RVN required. SA practice - Newcastle West Pet Vet Clinic, Co. Limerick. Friendly atmosphere; great support; modern well-equipped practice; no O.O.H. Salary commensurate with experience, full/part-time position considered. VDS fees covered. Apply with CV and cover letter to


Ballincollig, Cork City

RVN required in 100% companion animal practice in Ballincollig, Cork City, starting September 2023. New graduates welcome and supported. No OOH included in role. An affinity for cats a bonus. Salary commensurate with experience. Please reply with CV and cover letter to


Arva, Co. Cavan

Tycusker Veterinary Clinic with four vets and four reception/support staff is now looking for a full-time RVN to join the team. Our premises have kennels, in-house lab, horse stocks, gas anaesthesia, digital x-ray and ultrasound. We are a mixed practice with cattle, sheep, companion animals and some horses to treat, there is never a dull moment. Apply to


Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Athlone Veterinary Hospital requires a full-time veterinary nurse to join our team. CPD allowance. VCI and VDS fees paid. We are part of IVC group. One-in-three weekend rota. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email a CV and cover letter to


Co. Meath

Blackwater Veterinary Clinic, Co.  Meath, currently have a vacancy for a qualified veterinary nurse to join our team in our two-branch practice. We have a dynamic and friendly staff and are looking for a suitable candidate to join us. We are just 40 minutes from Dublin. Salary commensurate with experience. Enquiries/applications to


Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Spa View Veterinary Clinic, Thurles, require a full-time VCI registered Veterinary Nurse. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with good communication skills and a passion for excellent patient and customer care. VDS and VCI fees paid. CPD encouraged and funded. Please send a CV and covering letter to


Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

RVN required for expanding mixed practice in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. All levels of experience considered to join our team of two other RVN’s. Busy mixed seven-vet hospital constantly striving to improve and expand. Excellent patient and customer care skills required. VDS and VCI reg paid by practice. Reply with CV and cover letter to

Two RVNs

Lahinch, Co. Clare

BurrenVets is urgently seeking two RVNs to join our two-branch, progressive mixed practice, near Lahinch, Co. Clare. Experience preferred but new graduates welcome. Modern purpose-built, well-equipped clinics with gaseous anaesthesia, digital x-ray, SA ultrasound and in-house laboratory. Salary aligned with industry and experience. One permanent and one maternity leave cover post available. Email CVs to or phone/WhatsApp John on 087 753 7738 for an informal chat or visit