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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”. 


Athenry, Co. Galway

Full-time or part-time RVN required by Kelly Veterinary Clinic. A busy four-vet mixed practice of which consists of 60% SA. 16 minutes from Galway City. Fully equipped SA clinic with digital x-ray, ultrasound, autoclave, dental machine, haematology and biochemistry blood machines. Experience preferred. Idealcandidate should have excellent communication skills, work well as part of a team and have good work initiative. Salary of €31-35k, depending on experience. CV to


Lucan, Co. Dublin

MyVet Lucan are seeking a full-time RVN to join their wonderful team. The role will mainly comprise specialist surgical work (approx 80%) in our Surgical Referral Service, with the remainder spent in the first opinion part of the hospital. MyVet Lucan is a busy hospital, with 11 vets and a varied caseload, where the focus is on high quality veterinary medicine. Email applications to


Midleton, Co. Cork

Midleton Veterinary Hospital are seeking a full-time nurse to join our friendly five-nurse team. We are a progressive SA/mixed practice with a fully equipped hospital. VCI/VDS paid and CPD encouraged no OOH. Salary commensurate with experience. CV and cover letter to 


Co. Cork

Blackwater Veterinary Clinic requires a full-time RVN to join our busy four-vet practice.  All mod cons including x-ray, ultrasound, dental machine, haematology and biochemistry machine. Excellent customer service, communication and computer skills required. Experience preferred but not essential. No OOH. VCI and VDS fees paid. CVs to


Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Full-time experienced RVN required for busy mixed animal practice in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. The successful candidate will join a friendly team of four vets and four office staff. Small animal surgery includes digital x-ray, biochemistry and haematology. Attractive salary for the right candidate, including funded CVE and VCI fees. Just one hour from Dublin. Applications/enquiries to


Crossagalla, Limerick

A full-time position is available for a RVN at Mid West Veterinary Clinic, Crossagalla, Limerick. We are a well-equipped practice. Salary depending on experience, skill level, hours undertaken. No OOH. Uniform supplied. VCI, VDS fees and relevant expenses covered. Apply to


Co. Cork

Blarney Veterinary Clinic are seeking a SA veterinary nurse. The successful applicant will join our two-nurse and four-vet team in our well-equipped practice. The right candidate will be outgoing, work well in a team and enjoy utilising all their nursing skills. Full-time role of 40 hours per week with no OOH. VCI/VDS/CPD covered. New graduates welcome. Email


Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary

Suirside Veterinary Clinic in Carrick-on-Suir have a full-time position open to a recent graduate or experienced nurse. We are looking for a friendly, efficient RVN to join our team of five nurses and enthusiastic support team. Flexible rota. Full lab facilities. 23 days annual leave. CPD encouraged and funded. Uniform supplied. VCI, VDS fees and relevant expenses covered. CV please to


Dublin 3

Bull Wall Vets in Dublin 3 are looking for another full-time RVN to join our team in July. Experienced/newly qualified veterinary nurses will be considered. Role would suit an enthusiastic nurse with excellent communication skills and a passion for patient/customer care. Nurse shifts vary between general and theatre nursing/reception duties. Salary: €34,000-40,000 depending on experience, skill level, hours undertaken. Email your CV to Colleen at 


Tralee, Co. Kerry

Full-time RVN wanted for busy four-vet SA hospital in Tralee, Co. Kerry. At least two years’ experience required. Our SA hospital has all mod cons. Progressive, friendly, dynamic, team environment, CPD encouraged. Excellent salary for the right candidate. No egos. Please email CV and cover letter to


Bromley, South East London

Anderson's Veterinary Surgery in Bromley North require a RVN. Great transport link, close to London. 100% SA and exotics practice with seven vets, five RVNs, two SVNs and support staff. Registered training practice, role available due to expansion. Salary £28-34,000pa. Full-time/40-hour week, one-in-five Saturday mornings 8.30am-12.30pm, 5-week holiday and BH. Contact FAO Natalie Ives


Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary

A full-time position is available for a RVN at Arra Veterinary Clinic, Tipperary Town. We are a modern well-equipped practice. Salary €28-34,000 depending on experience. No OOH. We look forward to hearing from you. Any information contact Mairead on 087 0616496 or email

Graduate Veterinary Nurses


Calling all new grad Veterinary Nurses. We are delighted to welcome new grad nurses to join our teams of superstars in Village Vets, located in Dublin, Meath and Wicklow. We can offer support with senior nurses in all our clinics and nursing mentors who have over 35 years’ experience between them. We also offer amazing benefits too. If you are interested in having a discussion about these roles please contact



Rockhall Veterinary is looking for a RVN. An independant family-owned practice, established in Limerick and Clare in 2017. We have a 24/7/365 Limerick Night Vets ECC service. Flexible supported role welcome, new graduates welcome. Salary commensurate with experience, full/part-time positions considered. CV to


Ennistymon, Co Clare

BurrenVets require a RVN to join our progressive mixed practice, in scenic coastal Co. Clare. Experience preferred but new graduates welcome. Modern purpose-built, well-equipped clinics with gaseous anaesthesia, digital x-ray, small animal ultrasound and in-house laboratory. Excellent opportunities for career development. Permanent and maternity leave cover posts available. Email CVs to or phone/WhatsApp John on 087 753 7738 for an informal chat and visit


Cork City

SA RVN required in 100% companion animal practice in Ballincollig, Cork City. 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


Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Crowe's Veterinary Clinic, Carrick-on-Shannon, is seeking an experienced SA RVN to join our friendly team. We are a progressive SA practice with a fully equipped clinic, in house lab, digital x-ray etc. We operate a busy and fast paced practice. VCI/VDS paid and CPD encouraged. Full-time position, no OOH. Salary commensurate with experience. Immediate start preferable. CV and cover letter to


Kilcock, Co. Kildare

Kilcock Veterinary Hospital is looking for an RVN to join our team at our fully accredited companion animal hospital based in Kilcock, Co. Kildare. No OOH. Top salary with VCI and VDS included. Hours are flexible, full-time/part-time. Apply to


Limerick City

RVN (new graduate or experienced) required for 100% SA clinic. 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