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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

Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Dunmasc Genetics require a RVN. This exciting role does not involve traditional clinical work and is solely bovine and office based. LA experience preferable, but not essential as training will be provided. No OOH or weekend work. VCI and VDS paid. Relevant CPD funded and time off provided. Excellent package includes €40k salary, pension, BTW, 22 days annual leave, public holidays and company days, 37.5 hours per week. Company phone and travel expenses provided. Applications/enquiries to info@dunmasc.ie or call 057 860 1813.  

RVN

Youghal, Co. Cork

Full-time or part-time position for a RVN at Blue Coast Veterinary Clinic. New graduate welcome and supported. No OOH. Hourly rate plus overtime paid, salary DOE. VCI/VDS paid, CPD funded and encouraged. Duties would include SA medical/surgical nursing with reception/day-to-day practice management. Our dedicated team needs a nurse with excellent communication skills and strong ethic, focused on our patients’ care and wellbeing. Send CV, cover letter and enquiries to Johanna at savetpractice13@yahoo.ie

RVN

Sligo Town

St Benedict’s Vet Hospital in Sligo town requires a full-time veterinary nurse to work in fully equipped veterinary hospital, mainly companion animal work alongside two experienced nurses. Salary dependent in experience. Phone Brian on 087 251 3327 or email CV to bmcdermott20@gmail.com

RVN

Killoe, Co. Longford

Full-time RVN required. Located in Killoe, Emma Plant Veterinary is found five minutes off the N4. Our SA practice manages a diverse caseload and enjoys a wonderful client base. In this role, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills across all areas. As an independent practice, we priortise client care and support healthy work life balance for staff. No weekends/OOH needed. While experience is a plus, we welcome new graduates and provide mentorship. Contact eplantvet@gmail.com

RVN

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Riverside Veterinary Hospital, Dungarvan, 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 are looking for an enthusiastic RVN to join our SA team full time. We are a 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. Weekend rota of 1:4. No OOH. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Cover letter and CV to info@midletonvets.ie

RVN

Athenry, Co. Galway

Full/Part-time Nurse required for friendly mixed practice in Athenry, (20 mins from Galway City). Team of four vets, one nurse and office staff. Mod cons include blood machines, digital x-ray, dental and ultrasound. Mainly SA but opportunity to do some large and equine nursing if desired. Paid CPD days included in package, VCI fees covered. Experienced nurse or new grads welcome. No out-of-hours. Applications to brodyvets@gmail.com or call 087 966 4877.

SA RVN

Nutgrove, Co. Dublin

SA RVN required. Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital seeks an RVN to join our first opinion and referral practice. This is a full-time position. Very varied and interesting caseload. We would welcome applications from both experienced or recently qualified colleagues to join our team of three RVNs and five ACAs. Attractive salary commensurate with experience. CV and cover letter to nutgrovevet@outlook.com

SA RVN

Limerick

RVN, new graduate or experienced nurse, required for 100% SA hospital. Join a friendly, caffeine loving, dedicated team! We are committed to achieving the best patient care. Our clinic has undergone a major revamp where we now have the most up to date air-conditioned facilities including all the usual toys Idexx analysers, DX x-ray and dental x-ray systems, Ultrasound and two theatres, medical and surgical wards with a varied case load including soft tissue and orthopaedics. We are offering an excellent renumeration package with good benefits and funded CPD. Forward to mail@tvh.ie

SA 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

Two SA RVNs

Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary

Two SA RVNs required for Suirside Veterinary Clinic. One full-time position and one for maternity cover. Experienced and recent graduates considered. Good clinical and communication skills are essential. Competitive salary depending on experience. Very supportive team and excellent facilities including digital x-ray, Idexx Lab, Laser, Scope, Dental Machine, Anaesthetic Machines, Ultrasound and ECG. CPD encouraged and funded. Uniforms provided. 23 days annual leave. VCI, VDS fees and relevant expenses covered. Contact mariedelacyclancy@gmail.com

RVN

Kilkenny City

Ormonde Veterinary is seeking a RVN to join our Team. This is a permanent full or part-time position that would suit an experienced RVN or new graduate.  Our companion animal hospital is accredited to the highest standard by VCI.  CPD is encouraged and funded. Forward your CV to practicemanagerormonde@gmail.com

RVN

Duleek, Co. Meath

Full-time/part-time RVN required for mixed practice. Independently owned. All mod cons including blood  machines, digital x-ray, dental and ultrasound. Paid CPD days included in package, VCI fees covered. Experienced nurse or new graduate welcome. Saturday 1:3 but only four hours. No OOH. Salary comensurate with experience. For futher information email vandonnellan@hotmail.com 

RVN

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Deise Vets require a RVN. Full-time position over four weekdays with one-in-two Saturday mornings. We have a friendly dedicated team and are keen to welcome an enthusiastic nurse eager to progress their skills and contribute to a good working environment. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to patient care and client communication. VCI and VDS fees covered and we are happy to encourage and fund CPD. Uniforms provided. Experience, although preferred, is not essential. Competitive rate of pay commensurate with experience. Contact deisevetmairead@gmail.com

RVN

Blanchardstown, Dublin

Blanchardstown Veterinary Hospital are seeking an enthusiastic RVN to join our friendly and supportive team. 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

Ballincollig, Cork

Riverview Veterinary Group seeks to appoint a veterinary nurse to join our first opinion/ referral practice (orthopaedic/neurosurgery/soft tissue) team in Ballincollig. We cater for everything from Avians to Zebras. This is a full-time position, with an excellent salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include contributory employer pension, enhanced maternity/paternity leave included. Career development supported with generous CPD allowance and certificate study where appropriate. VCI, VDS and one other subscription paid. CVs to msexton@riverview.ie  

RVN

Douglas, Cork

Be part of a phenomenal team. Animal Care Hospital, Douglas, Cork, has an opening for an enthusiastic, motivated RVN to join our team. Full-time, permanent. 40 hours per week. No OOH. Salary up to €33K, robust benefits package. Fully funded certificates, Enhanced Annual Leave, Generous CPD allowance and more! Email lydia.madigan@animalcarehospital.ie

RVN

Kilkenny

Archersfield Veterinary Clinic, Kilkenny. Full-time/part-time RVN/Receptionist required to join our team of four vets, one nurse. Independently owned. Experience preferred but not essential as the role involves both SA and LA. Mod cons include blood machines, digital x-ray, dental machine and ultrasound. Suitable candidate will be required to work four hours on Saturday mornings. Apply with CV to vetjob2022@gmail.com

Reproduction VN

South 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

Youghal, Co. Cork

RVN full-time permanent position. Blue Coast Veterinary Clinic. Minimum two years’ experience. No OOH. 36 hours per week, four days per week and one-in-two Saturday mornings. Hourly rate plus overtime paid, salary up to €34,000/year DOE. VCI/VDS paid, CPD funded and encouraged. Duties would include SA medical/surgical nursing with reception/day-to-day practice management. Our dedicated team needs a nurse with excellent communication skills and strong ethic, focused on our patients’ care and wellbeing. CV, cover letter and enquiries to savetpractice13@yahoo.ie

Part-Time RVN - Maternity Cover

Youghal, Co. Cork

Blue Coast Veterinary Clinic is seeking a RVN to cover a maternity leave. Part-time position, 100% SA, nursing and reception duties, Thursdays and Fridays 8.30am-6.30pm, one-in two Saturdays 8.30am-1.30pm. No OOH. New graduates and experienced nurses are welcome to apply. Salary DOE, uniforms provided, VCI registration and VDS insurance paid. Contact Johanna at savetpractice13@yahoo.ie

RVN

Drumahoe, Derry/Londonderry

RVN required. Parklands Veterinary Group are opening a new branch in Drumahoe, Derry/Londonderry. New state-of-the-art premises and the support of a vastly experienced team. Salary £26k plus benefits. Contact Andrew +44 79 8030 1465. Email Andrew.turkington@parklandsvets.co.uk

Head Nurse

Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Highfield Veterinary Maynooth seeks a full-time Head Nurse. This is an opportunity to join the Highfield family where all your skills will be put to use. Dynamic and supportive teams, dedicated 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, maternity benefit, contributed pensions, generous holiday allowances, birthday leave and professional fees will be paid. No Sundays, Bank holidays or OOH. Apply to sarah@highfield.ie

RVN

Duleek, Co. Meath

Full-time/part-time RVN for mixed practice. Independently owned. All mod cons including blood machines, digital x-ray, dental and ultrasound. Paid CPD days included in package, VCI fees covered. Experienced nurse or new grads welcome. Saturday 1:3 but only four hours. No OOH. Salary commensurate with experience. For further information email vandonnellan@hotmail.com

RVN

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Mullingar Pet Hospital is seeking an RVN for a full-time, permanent position in their busy, first opinion SA hospital. Average 40 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 elizabeth.mahon@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

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

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

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

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