Veterinary nursing

For information on placing a classified in the Veterinary Ireland Journal, email vetclassified@ifpmedia.com

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

Cork City

Sunbeam Veterinary Group are seeking a qualified, full-time, preferably experienced nurse to join our main hospital, which is a well-equipped modern facility including CT. Great case load. This is a hospital where nurses get to do nursing. Situated in the centre of Cork city. 1:10 nurse rota. Great work environment with friendly staff. Salary commensurable with experience. Please send CV to info@sunbeamvets.com

Part-Time RVN

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Part-time veterinary nursing position available at Deise Vets in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Experience an advantage but new graduates welcome also. CPD is encouraged and funded and VCI and VDS fees and will be covered and uniforms provided. Excellent communication skills and a passion for patient and customer care are required. Competitive pay for the right candidate. Please apply to deisevetmairead@gmail.com

RVN

North Tipperary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a veterinary nurse to join our expanding team at Lower Ormond Vet Clinic, North Tipperary. Maternity leave cover initially with the possibility of a full-time or part-time position. Expanding small and large animal case load with all the usual mod cons. Friendly and supportive team environment. Flexible hours and competitive salary (12-15 euros per hour) for the right candidate. CV to lowerormondvet@gmail.com or phone +353 67 27366.

RVN

Mahon, Co. Cork

We are expanding our team! Full-time RVN required for a busy small animal clinic with a three-vet, three-nurse and reception team. The suitable candidate should have excellent communication skills with a passion for patient and customer care. Experience preferred but not essential. 38+ hours per week. No on-call or OOH. Cover letter and CV to gooldsveterinaryclinic@gmail.com

RVN

Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Blackrock Veterinary Clinic are currently recruiting for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team of five vets, four nurses and two receptionists. Experience is desired, however we are happy to receive applications from new graduates as in-house training can be provided. No OOH, Sundays or Bank Holidays, Paid VCI/VDS, 25 days holidays. Salary €30,000 depending on experience. Email blackrockvetmanager@gmail.com  

RVN

Tralee, Co. Kerry

Full-time RVN required for small animal practice. Small animal duties and shop duties. Practice based in Tralee, Co. Kerry. VCI and VDS paid CPD allowance. Employee discount. Email abbeyvets1@gmail.com for more details.

RVN

Belfield, Co. Dublin

Pet Emergency Hospital has an additional position for a full-time RVN. PEH provides lots of opportunities to progress in your nursing career while working alongside experienced ECC vets and nurses. VCI, VDS and generous CPD allowances included along with paid CPD leave. Possibility of accommodation if required. Email pehnurses@gmail.com

Part-Time RVNs

Belfield, Co. Dublin

Pet Emergency Hospital is expanding its nursing team. We have four part-time weekend positions available, working three out of four Sundays or two full weekends out of four. Positions available for all levels of nursing. Opportunities to rotate between our inpatient, procedure and triage team. VCI fees covered and CPD allowance included. Email pehnurses@gmail.com

RVN

Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Castle Vets requires a full-time RVN. Modern facilities including gaseous anaesthesia, BP monitor, blood machines, digital x-ray and ultrasound. 37.5 hours per week, 1:2 Saturdays with Monday off in lieu. 1:6 on call rota with mileage allowance and time off in lieu. Shorter working day with either late starts or early finishes when fully staffed. New graduates are welcome to apply. Salary commensurate with experience. 20 days annual leave and VDS included. CV or enquiries to castlevetclinicjobs@gmail.com

RVN

Dublin 8

Head Nurse wanted, Dublin 8! Are you a Veterinary Nurse with 5+ years SA animal experience with excellent anaesthesia and patient care skills? Look no further!  Apply today to join our talented team in a fast-paced well-equipped clinic with gold standard approach. CV and cover letter to una.otoole@bluecross.ie. Salary circa 40K (40-hour week). Closing date 8pm Sunday 25th September.

RVN

Co. Carlow

Applications invited for a full-time permanent Veterinary Nurse with Barrowvale Veterinary Clinic, based in Co. Carlow. Candidates must hold a Veterinary Nursing Qualification and be registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland. Experience with small animals desirable. Salary commensurate with experience. Reply with CV to helen@barrowvalevet.ie

RVN

Foxrock, Co. Dublin

Ark VetCare require full-time RVN. We are located in South County Dublin and have clients who love their pets and are not afraid to show it. Do you want to work in a nice environment with all the perks including generous CPD allowance? Do you want to use all your skills and develop more? We have a highly motivated team who want to offer the best veterinary care available and do! Apply with CV to ciara.reid@arkvet.ie 

RVN - Just Cats

Co. Dublin

Full-time permanent position for a RVN at our Just Cats Clinic in Dublin. This is a rare opportunity for someone who would like to work in a cat only clinic. All levels of experience are welcome to apply and full training will be provided. No out-of-hours. Please apply to alang@villagevets.ie

RVN

Cork City

Riverview Referrals Ballincollig, Cork City, is part of the Riverview Veterinary Group of five hospitals in Cork. We are a busy expanding referral and first opinion hospital and are looking for a RVN to join our friendly team of vets, nurses, ACAs, receptionist and groomers. This is a great position to build on existing knowledge and skills in areas such as critical care, anaesthesia, dentistry, oncology, diagnostic imaging, orthopaedic, spinal and soft tissue surgery. CVs to msexton@riverview.ie

RVN

North Dublin

Veterinary Orthopaedic Services, an Ambulatory orthopaedic surgery service based from North Dublin, requires a full-time RVN for a varied and interesting caseload. Great opportunity to develop and focus on surgical nursing. No on-call, OOH or weekends. VCI and VDS included. CPD encouraged. Part-time or flexible working may be considered for the right candidate. Cover letter and CV to veterinaryorthojob@gmail.com

RVN

Macroom, Co. Cork

Coolcower Veterinary Clinic requires RVN for companion animal nursing and reception duties in Macroom, Co. Cork. Full or part-time considered. No out-of-hours. Purpose built clinic with in-house blood machine, digital x-ray, dental machine etc. Salary dependant on experience. VCI and VDS covered. If interested, please apply to patbourkevet@gmail.com

RVN

Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Moran Court Vets now require a full-time RVN to join our team in our Athlone branch. Due to continued rapid expansion a vacancy has become available. Our team of vets, nurses, ACAs, and support staff are friendly and supportive. CPD allowance, uniform and VDS insurance is included in the package. Please submit your CV or any queries you may have to edel@morancourtvets.ie   

New Graduate RVN

Youghal, Co. Cork

Blue Coast Veterinary Clinic require a new graduate RVN. This is a permanent new position for our busy dedicated SA clinic, to complement our team and focus even more on the care and wellbeing of our patients. 35 to 40 hours per week, no OOH. Caring, strong work ethic and excellent communication are essential. Immediate start. CV/enquiries to Johanna at bluecoastveterinary@yahoo.ie or call +353 87 998 1758 after 7pm.

RVN

Headford, Co. Galway

Divilly Veterinary Clinic are seeking a full/part-time RVN to join our very friendly team of three vets and three nurses. We are a mixed practice with a busy small and large animal case load. Preference is for an experienced, hardworking, enthusiastic person with a passion for patient/customer care. This varied role will cover reception and surgical nursing as well as dispensing LA meds. No OOH, VCI fees paid and CPD encouraged. CV to info@divillyvetclinic.ie 

RVN

Co. Kildare

Highfield Veterinary seeks a full-time rotating RVN for the Kildare region. 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

Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Greystones Veterinary Hospital is looking to add a new RVN to our team. We would be happy to hear from Nurses interested in either full-time or part-time posts. Our well-equipped Vet Hospital is a busy, friendly, 100% SA practice. We are located in the beautiful seaside town of Greystones, which is on the DART line to Dublin. Very competitive salary and CPD allowance. No out-of-hours work. Replies to Colin/Enda at greystonesvetapplications@gmail.com
www.greystonesvet.ie

RVN

Dublin 6

Here at Beechwood Vets, we are looking for a part-time of full-time RVN to join our team, working 30 to 40 hours per week with shared Saturdays. There will be no on call, evenings or Sundays involved. Salary is negotiable depending on candidates experience. Email info@beechwoodvets.ie for more information.

RVN

Bray, Co. Wicklow

RVN required. Busy 100% SA practice in Bray on north side of town, close to N11 and M50. No after hours rota. Ability to be part of a busy team working to high standards essential. Qualified Nurse VCI registration number required with application. Competitive salary and other benefits. Email CV to mary@brayvet.com

RVN

New Ross, Co. Wexford

Barrowside Vet Hospital require a full-time experienced RVN for our five-vet Veterinary Hospital. Mainly small animal duties with large animal if desired. Modern premises all mod cons. Generous salary for the right candidate. No out-of-hours. Applications to barrowsidevets@gmail.com

RVN

Co. Roscommon

Full-time and part-time nurse required for a busy mixed practice in mid Roscommon. Current team of four vets and office staff. Modern practice with blood machines, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Duties will be SA and kennels mainly. Experience preferred but not essential. Good salary for motivated persons with good patient and customer care skills. No on-call. Ring John for an informal chat on +353 87 230 2512 or send your CV to cloverhillvets@gmail.com

RVN

Dublin 15

Veterinary nurse required for busy, purpose-built SA Hospital in Dublin 15 area. No OOH, VCI fees paid, CPD allowance. Excellent support staff, minimal reception duties, one-in-four weekends. Please email vickie@caravetgroup.com for further information.

RVN

Swords, Co. Dublin

Applewood Veterinary Clinic is looking for ambitious RVN. Part/full-time positions available. Work in modern practice with all in house equipment; blood machines, digital x-ray, multi-parameter anaesthetic monitor, ultrasound. We are looking for hard working, motivated person with some experience in SA practice. CPD allowance, paid VDS and VCI fees. Nurse Certificate can be sponsored by the Company to help with career progression. Salary €28,000-33,000 for full-time position. Apply to applewoodvetclinic@gmail.com

RVN

Trim and Navan

Pawsawhile Trim and Navan require a vet nurse to join our SA team in our new veterinary hospital. Experience preferable but not essential. We value and support each other in striving for excellence in veterinary medicine with our well-equipped veterinary clinic, digital x-ray, in house lab capability. Continuing education encouraged and facilitated. Generous leisure rota and salary. Apply to frankosullivan1984@gmail.com

RVN

Ballincollig, Cork

Oldcote Veterinary Clinic requires a full-time RVN (part-time applicants will also be considered) to join our team. We are a 100% companion animal practice. No OOH is included in the role. New graduates are welcome to apply. Salary commensurate with experience. VDS, uniform and VCI fees included in package. Please email CV and cover letter to cotter_deirdre@yahoo.com

RVN

Cloyne, Co. Cork

Cloyne Veterinary Clinic. Full-time permanent position for a RVN at our 100% SA clinic, based in beautiful East Cork. Friendly and close-knit team of vets, nurses and reception staff. Uniforms and VDS insurance included in the package. Salary commensurate with experience. Monday to Friday, one-in-four weekends, no OOH. Please forward CV or enquiries to hazel.cloynevet@gmail.com

RVN

Arklow, Co. Wicklow

RVN required in Avondale Vets, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. XL Vet member. We are a welcoming, supportive, friendly team who encourages our nurses to reach their full potential. Full-time including 1:5 weekend day work. No on-call, night duty or OOH. New grads and experienced nurses welcome to apply. CPD supported. Email wicklowvetjob@gmail.com

RVN

Athy, Co. Kildare

Tankardstown Veterinary Clinic, Athy, Co. Kildare, requires a full-time veterinary nurse for a progressive, well equipped 80% SA /20% equine practice. Experience preferred but not essential. Salary commensurate with experience. Commencing September 2022. Please email CV to tankardstownvets@gmail.com

RVN

Sandyford, Co. Dublin

Full-time permanent position for a RVN at our Village Vets Sandyford clinic in Dublin. This is a full-time role with no out-of-hours. All levels of experience are welcome to apply and full training will be provided. Great benefits included. To find out more please send your CV to alang@villagevets.ie

RVN

Co. Galway

Galway calling! Experienced VN required to join our 100% SA small close-knit team in Barna and Moycullen Vets Galway. Relaxed environment with focus on client and pet care. Good work-life balance with a four-day week (8am-6pm) and one-in-five weekend rota. Please email cover letter and CV to Barnavetclinic@gmail.com

RVN

Dublin 9

Botanic Veterinary Hospital are seeking an enthusiastic RVN to join our team. Friendly and supportive team of vets, nurses and ACAs. Salary €28-€39k, paid maternity leave, sick pay, VCI and generous CPD allowance. Would suit new graduate or nurse with experience. Send cover letter and CV to admin@anicare.ie

RVN

Killarney, Co. Kerry

Veterinary nurse required for Mid Kerry Veterinary Centre in Milltown, Killarney, Co. Kerry. The position is available for immediate start. The ideal candidate will have small animal experience and also large animal knowledge. Friendly working atmosphere with a young, progressive team of nurses and vets. Apply to midkerryvets@outlook.ie

RVN

Cork City

RVN required at Abbeyville Veterinary Hospital in Cork City. Excellent rota and friendly working environment in this mixed practice based in a modern, fully equipped hospital and three clinics. This is a companion animal position with an opportunity to do some farm animal veterinary nurse work if desired. CPD and career progression encouraged and supported. VCI fees covered. Experience preferred but not essential, new graduates are welcome and will be supported. Salary commensurate with experience. Email CV to fergus@abbeyvillevet.ie

RVN

Co. Longford

RVN required for progressive small animal only veterinary hospital. Emma Plant Veterinary Hospital is based outside Longford town. Close to N4. We can offer you a five-day week 40 hours per week. One-in-two paid Saturdays. Supportive environment and encouragement of nursing skills. €13-€17 per hour dependent on experience. Please call Donna on +353 86 152 5366 or email donnahappyandhealthy@gmail.com 

Part-Time RVN

Kilcock, Co. Kildare

Kilcock Veterinary Hospital has a vacancy for a part-time SA RVN to work every Tuesday and Friday. We are an accredited hospital with all modern equipment and facilities. No out-of-hours work, hours negotiable. Salary commensurate with experience. Please apply with CV and cover letter to katypersonal2012@gmail.com