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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:
j.bloggs@anytownvethosp.ie”

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.


VETERINARY NURSING

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”. 

RVN

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Mullingar Pet Hospital is seeking an RVN for a part-time, permanent position in their busy, first opinion SA hospital. Minimum of 16+ hours per week. No OOH. Fully funded certificates. Work-life balance with a strong focus on employee wellbeing. Attractive benefits included. Salary €30,000 subject to pro rata. Email david.fagan@mullingarpethospital.ie

SA RVN

Dublin 15

RVN sought for full-time position for a purpose built, independently owed SA Hospital in Dublin 15. Full team support with full-time receptionists and ACA's. VCI and VDS paid. Salary up to €38k DOE. CPD allowance. No OOH, one-weekend-in-three with good lieu time. Practice equipment includes dental and digital x-rays, laser therapy, full in-house laboratory, drip pumps, ultrasound, pulse oximeters. Please email CV to vickie@caravetgroup.com

RVN

Oranmore, Co. Galway

Oran Veterinary Clinic seeks a full-time veterinary nurse to join our team. We are a busy small animal practice in Oranmore, Co. Galway. Salary commensurate with experience. Please forward CV or any queries to oranvetclinic@gmail.com

RVN

Tipperary

Clonmel Vet Clinic in Tipperary is looking to hire an additional RVN to add to the team (our group presently has six vets, two nurses and five clerical staff). Small animal nursing and general practice support. No OOH duties. Great package and working conditions on offer. Enthusiastic and confident applicants please email us on cahirveterinary@gmail.com or ring/WhatsApp Folke on 086 259 7280.

RVN

Kilkenny

Village Veterinary Hospital, Kilkenny, have a vacancy for a RVN to join our busy city-based practice. Well-equipped practice with plenty of support (five-nurse team) and no out-of-hours. Salary commensurate with experience, to include VCI, CPD, VDS etc. Please email info@villagevet.ie or call 087 255 7196.

RVN

Wexford

O'Shea, Bramley and Breen Vets in Wexford is seeking an RVN to join their team. Full-time, permanent position. No OOH or on-call. Generous CPD allowance, fully funded certificates. Suitable for new graduates and nurses returning to practice. Attractive benefits included (see PDF attached). Salary for this role is up to €32K DOE. Email 
michelle.ogradymernagh@wexfordvethospital.ie

RVN - Maternity Cover

Naas, Co. Kildare

RVN required to join the team at Naas Vet Clinic for maternity cover from August 2024. Privately owned, fully equipped companion animal practice in Naas. We are a three-vet, three-nurse practice. Silver cat friendly accreditation. Part- or full-time position available. One-in-three Saturdays. No OOH. New graduates are welcome and supported. CPD encouraged. Salary €30,000 DOE and based on full-time position. Apply with CV to paul@naasvets.ie

RVN

Ballincollig, Cork

RVN required at Oldcote Veterinary Clinic. Applicants qualifications must be registrable with the Veterinary Council Of Ireland. 100% companion animal practice. No OOH included in the role. Full and part-time candidates welcome to apply. New graduates are welcome to apply. VCI and VDS fees paid. CPD allowance. Uniforms provided. Salary €14-20 per hour dependent on experience. CV and cover letter to oldcotevet@gmail.com

RVN

Ballina, Co. Mayo

Moy Vet Clinic require an additional nurse to join our team here on the North Mayo coast. New graduates welcomed and supported. VCI SA hospital accreditation. Independent practice and XLVet member. CPD is encouraged and funded. The XLVet Nursing Graduate Program available. Full-time position, average 40 hours per week. Pay commensurate with experience and calculated on an hourly rate. Overtime paid. No night duty. VCI registration and VDS cover paid. Email Rachel at office@moyvetclinic.ie

RVN

Tipperary

RVN required for busy small animal hospital (first opinion and referral). Full-time, Permanent position five days/week, 39 hours. Shift starts 8am or 9.30am and rotate on a one-in-four rota. Weekly shifts rotate between surgical and medical nursing and administrative duties. Salary up to €36,000 DOE. CVs to manager@southviewvets.com

Reproduction Veterinary Nurse

Tipperary

Reproduction Veterinary Nurse required. Unique opportunity for a RVN to become highly specialised and focus their career. Training and support are provided. Full-time, permanent position 39 hours 5 days/week. Shifts 8:30am-5:30pm with 1/3 weekend shifts. Salary up to €40,560 DOE plus attractive benefits. CVs to manager@southviewvets.com  

RVN

Charleville, Co. Cork

RVN required for SA practice. We are a young, friendly team looking for an energetic and friendly new team member! Full-time position, four days per week total (including two Saturdays per month). No OOH, or inpatient care at the weekend. Working in a three-vet clinic with another RVN and two FOH staff. Salary 30,000-35,000 commensurate with experience. Very friendly team with good atmosphere. All mod cons, inc digital x-ray, Idexx bloods, US, gas anesthesia, monitoring equipment etc. CV to info@millhousevets.ie

RVN

Dublin City

The Animal Welfare Vet Clinic seeks a full-time RVN to join our Dublin City practice. We are a friendly, progressive, fully equipped, 100% SA clinic looking for an enthusiastic and caring nurse. VCI/VDS and CPD paid, no OOH, 38-hour week. Salary 28-35K depending on experience. Please send CV and cover letter to charlemontvets@gmail.com 

RVN

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Riverside Veterinary Hospital requires an RVN to join our friendly progressive small animal team. This is a full-time role with no OOH and we are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with strong customer care skills. Please send a CV and cover letter to riversidevetsdungarvan@gmail.com

SA RVN

Midleton, Co. Cork

Midleton Veterinary Hospital require an enthusiastic RVN to join our SA team of four nurses and six vets. Fully equipped, friendly and professional hospital. The ideal candidate should have a strong work ethic, be adaptable and a good team player. Some clinical experience preferred but would happily consider recent graduates. CPD strongly encouraged and funded. VCI/VDS paid. 40-hour week shift rotation from 8-5, 9-6 and 10-7 with a weekend rota of 1:4. No OOH. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Cover letter and CV to info@midletonvets.ie

SA RVN

Cork City

Experienced 100% small animal nurse required for new Hospital in Cork City. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new dynamic team that will have both first opinion and a referral caseload.  Apply with CV to blackpoolvets@gmail.com 

OOH RVNs

Cork City

100% small animal hospital looking for three full-time RVNs for OOH work, 1:3 rota. One week on and two off. Please send CV to blackpoolvets@gmail.com

Practice Manager

Cork City

Experienced practice manager required for a full-time position in Corks newest Veterinary Hospital. Apply with CV to blackpoolvets@gmail.com 

RVN

Headford, Co. Galway

Divilly Veterinary Clinic are seeking a full-time RVN. Mixed animal practice located 25 minutes from Galway City. The team consists of three vets, one nurse and one receptionist. Shared Saturday rota (1/3) with clinic open from 10am to 2pm. Modern clinic with all usual equipment. The role involves mostly nursing skills but on occasion some reception duties would be required. Experience preferred and compensated. Salary DOE. VCI, VDS, CPD and pension covered as part of package. Email CV to info@divillyvetclinic.ie for more information or call 093 36501.

RVN

Santry, Co. Dublin

Santry Veterinary Surgery are seeking an enthusiastic RVN to join our expanding team. Friendly and supportive team consisting of one vet, one nurse and an ACA. Salary €28-€35k FTE, paid maternity leave, certified sick pay, VCI and generous CPD allowance and 22 days per year annual leave. Would suit new graduate or nurse with experience. Send cover letter and CV to admin@anicare.ie

RVN

Drogheda, Co. Louth

AllPets Veterinary Hospital is seeking an RVN to join their highly experienced nursing team. 1-2 years’ experience preferred but suitable for new graduates. Full-time, permanent position. Salary up to €32K DOE. Attractive benefits included.  To apply email karen.rooney@allpets.ie

RVN

East Cork

Full-time permanent position for a RVN at our 100% SA clinic, based in beautiful East Cork. Join our dynamic and experienced close-knit team of vets, nurses, ACA, receptionist and general manager. 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. Please forward CV or enquiries to angela.cloynevet@gmail.com

RVN

Swords, Co Dublin

Exciting RVN opportunity at Lissenhall Veterinary Hospital, Swords. Salary €30-€35k DOE. Benefits include 6.6 weeks holiday, 2 weeks paid sick leave. Full or part-time considered, with 1:3 weekends, but no on call or OOHs. Experienced or newly qualified RVN considered. Must be registered with the VCI, or eligible to register.  Contact Lauren at laurenvet@yahoo.com or Natalie on +353 1 890 0375 for further information.

RVN

Tralee, Co. Kerry

Do you have enthusiasm and confidence and a happy disposition? RVN position available in Tralee with new shared two-bed, two-bath apartment including subsidised energy. Recent renovation with space, modern equipment etc., see www.holmesveterinary.com. Fully supported on-site training and CVE. Inexperienced nurses welcome. VCI paid. Email Donatetovet@gmail.com

Part-Time RVN

Tullow, Co. Carlow

Part-time RVN required for 100% SA clinic in Tullow, Co. Carlow. Friendly, relaxed working environment, well equipped clinic and no OOH. Minimum one year experience essential. For more information or to apply please contact tullowvet@gmail.com

RVN

Portarlington, Co. Laois

Portarlington Veterinary Centre, based in Portarlington, Co. Laois, are seeking an enthusiastic full-time or part-time RVN to join our friendly team in a fully equipped clinic. No OOH or weekend work. VCI, VDS and CPD funded with excellent working conditions. Please contact Anne Flanagan at portvetcentre@gmail.com

RVN

Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

RVN position available in Newcastle West Pet Vet Clinic, Newcastle West, for immediate start. Full-time, part-time available. Computer skills essential. Grooming experience an advantage. Please apply with cover letter and CV to thevetclinickantoher@hotmail.com

SA RVN

Co. Galway

Dunmore Veterinary Clinic, Co. Galway, requires full-time or part-time RVN to work alongside our SA vet in a friendly, supportive, fully equipped SA clinic. No OOH. Experienced or new graduate welcome to apply. XL nursing graduate programme available. Salary commensurate with experience. Email glenvetclinic@gmail.com     

RVN

Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Highfield Veterinary seeks a full-time RVN. All levels of experience will be considered, new graduates welcome to apply to secure a space on our Graduate Academy. Dynamic and supportive teams, dedicated nurse mentors, staff social events, monthly in house clinical clubs and further education is all part of our culture. We offer the latest in diagnostic equipment, competitive salaries, contributed pensions, generous holiday allowances, birthday leave and professional fees will be paid. No OOH. Apply to rebecca@highfield.ie

RVN

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Park Lane Vets is a progressive, independent and fully equipped 100% companion animal hospital looking for a full-time, VCI RVN. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills and share our compassionate approach to pet and client care. Experience preferred. Excellent working conditions and renumeration and funded VDS, VCI and CPD. Flexible rota, which includes one-in-four half day Saturdays. The practice is closed on Sundays. CV and cover letter to parklaneveterinary@gmail.com

SA RVN

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Park Veterinary Centre are seeking an enthusiastic full or part-time RVN to join our team in our new independently owned SA clinic in Mullingar. The ideal candidate will have excellent skills in communication and ability to work both independently and in a team. The position would suit someone with experience, but all applications considered. No OOH, VCI and VDS covered, CPD strongly encouraged and funded. Competitive salary dependent on experience. Contact parkveterinary@gmail.com

RVN

Ardee, Co. Louth

O’Dowds Veterinary, Ardee, Co. Louth, seek a permanent full-time veterinary nurse to join our highly skilled team. 40-hour week over five days with one-in-four Saturdays shared and a day off in lieu that week. Salary up to €37,000 plus benefits depending on experience. Contact info@ardeevets.ie

RVN

Co. Westmeath

Park Pets Veterinary Clinic. Full-time position available in our award-winning practice in Kinnegad Co. Westmeath for an experienced nurse. We are a teaching practice, with super opportunities to learn. High tech equipment with capnography, DR radiography, ultrasound, lab. Busy caseload including soft tissue and orthopaedic cases. New graduates welcome to apply. One-in-three Saturdays; no out-of-hours duties. Cover letter and CV to frogersvet@hotmail.com 

RVN

Co. Wicklow

RVN required in Avondale Vets, Co. Wicklow (Arklow & Rathdrum). Incredible work life balance (one-in-four weekends, no OOH or night duty). Join our friendly progressive practice where nurses using their skills in a happy working environment is our priority. Paid VCI membership and CPD provided. New grads and experienced nurses are welcome to apply. Based just 40 mins south of Dublin, between the beautiful Wicklow mountains and the sea. Apply to wicklowvetjob@gmail.com

RVN

Kilcock, Co. Kildare

Kilcock Veterinary Hospital is looking for an RVN to join their team. No OOH. VCI and VDS fees are paid and CPD is encouraged. Salary Range €31k-€50k commensurate with experience. A competitive package will be available to the suitable candidate. For further questions or expressions of interest please email katypersonal2012@gmail.com