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

Moate, Co. Westmeath

Moate Vet Hospital. RVN required to join our four-vet, two-nurse, two-administrator team. Preferably full-time but part-time an option. Can be long-term or short-term (Locum). We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with excellent communication skills and a passion for patient and customer care. VDS paid, CPD encouraged and funded. CVs to danielmurraymrcvs@gmail.com

RVN

Waterford City

RVN required to work in surgical, medical and reception role, five-day week, 7.5 hours a day between 8:30 and 18:00. Minimal weekend or OOH’s. Salary for the role is up to €32,000 DOE plus benefits. Well-established purpose-built SA hospital with dedicated and friendly team in Waterford City, email william.smith@cityvets.ie

RVN

Inchicore, Co. Dublin

The Irish Blue Cross require an experienced RVN for our Inchicore Clinic, full-time or part-time hours available! Nurses are hands on using their clinical skills every day! Big focus on staff care, making sure the people providing the excellent patient care are equally looked after, breaks and lunches are not optional! Ideal candidate has a minimum of five years’ experience, but the position may suit an ambitious new graduate! Salary commensurate with experience, €15-€20 per hour. CV and cover letter to una.otoole@bluecross.ie

RVN

Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath

Park Pets Veterinary Clinic, Kinnegad. We are expanding our team at Park Pets Veterinary Clinic. Full-time position available for qualified RVN. New graduates welcome. Flexible rota. Full service SA clinic. See www.parkpets.ie. CV and cover letter to hello@parkpets.ie 

RVN

Foxrock, Co. Dublin

We are located in Foxrock, South County Dublin, and have clients who love their pets and are not afraid to show it. We are looking for an RVN to join us. Enthusiastic new graduate considered. 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? Let us show you what we, Ark Vetcare, have to offer. Apply with CV to ciara.reid@arkvet.ie 

RVN

Waterford City

City Vets, Waterford City, a friendly companion practice are looking for a veterinary nurse to join our team. You will be working Monday to Friday with no OOH work. We facilitate CPD and encourage initiative. Send CV to David at t4tramore@gmail.com

 

RVN

Co. Kilkenny

Ormonde Veterinary Hospital require an enthusiastic and dedicated full or part-time RVN to join our friendly and supportive veterinary team. Our companion animal hospital is accredited to the highest standard by the VCI. CPD is encouraged and funded. We not only offer a competitive package but also an interesting caseload of medical and surgical cases. Please forward your CV to ormondevethospital@gmail.com

 

RVN

Kilcock, Co. Kildare

Kilcock Veterinary Hospital has a vacancy for a SA RVN to join our team. Well-equipped SA practice, (digital x-ray, dental, ultrasound, & analysers). Our team includes experienced head nurse, dedicated vets and strong support staff. Kilcock has excellent local amenities and public transport, only 25 minutes from Dublin. Top salary paid, (including VCI & VDS). Hours flexible, part or full-time considered, potential job-sharing. CV and cover letter to katypersonal2012@gmail.com

 

RVN

Wexford Town, Co. Wexford

Arena Veterinary Hospital seeks an enthusiastic RVN to join our five vet, four nurse team. An interest in surgical, especially orthopaedic cases would help. Experience preferred as there will be potential to take the role of head nurse. New graduates also considered. Great team spirit, no OOHS. VCI, VDS covered. Excellent CPD. Forty hours a week, flexible rota. Salary dependant on experience.  Email chris.young@arenavets.ie 

 

RVN

Rathcoole, Co Dublin

Exciting opportunity for a RVN to join friendly and supportive team at Vetcare. We are a four-branch practice equipped with Idexx in-house blood machines, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound and ECG. This is a permanent position which would suit an experienced nurse though recently qualified would be considered. CPD and nurse development actively encouraged and supported. Contact Kevin by email kgmaher@mac.com or phone +353 86 257 6652.

Head Veterinary Nurse

Firhouse, Dublin 24

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the MyVet team. We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse to join as a Head Veterinary Nurse in the Firhouse clinic, Dublin. Hours 40 per week, 1:3 Saturday and 1:9 Sundays. Annual leave 25 days plus Bank Holidays. CPD up to 5 days. Salary €35,000-€40,000 DOE. Please send your CV and cover letter to keira.dullaghan@myvet.ie

RVN

Limerick City

RVN required for Limerick City. A motivated and enthusiastic nurse needed to join our team of five nurses and four vets in our newly renovated clinic. We have all the gadgets. Experienced and new graduates considered. Excellent package for the right person. VCI/CPD/VDS all paid for. If you would like to develop or expand your nursing skills, please forward your CV to mail@treatyveterinaryclinic.com

RVN

Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Damer Veterinary Clinic requires full-time RVN to join their team in a modern veterinary practice in Roscrea. Damer is a mixed practice with excellent facilities, digital x-ray, in house idexx haematology and biochemistry machine, ultrasound, ECG and dental machine. 40-hour week, one-in-three Saturday’s. No OOH or BH. VCI and VDS fees paid, CPD encouraged. Generous package for successful applicant, new graduates welcome to apply. Email CV and cover letter to damervetclinic@gmail.com 

Part-Time Senior Nurse

Belfield, Co. Dublin

Part-time Senior Nurse required for The Pet Emergency Hospital (PEH). 25 hours (average) per week. Full-time options considered. Salary up to €31,000 based on part-time hours. Two years’ minimum experience as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Rota includes overnight shifts and weekends. Email CV to pehnurses@gmail.com

RVN

Co. Cavan

Clerkin Vets require RVN for mixed practice in Cavan area, two branches, surgical suits with full anaesthetic monitoring, DR X ray machines, Idex lab, small and large animal ultrasound, endoscopy and bronchoscopy. Wide caseload and CPD encourages. Please contact on +353 87 063 8813 and send CV to virginiaveterinary@gmail.com

RVN

Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Spa View Veterinary Clinic, Thurles, require a full-time VCI registered veterinary nurse. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with excellent 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 cover letter to spaviewvet@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

Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny

Vet nurse required for two-branch vet practice in County Kilkenny with countryside vets. Six vets and two nurses. Most of work on small animal side. No OOH. Full-time or part-time available. Remuneration commensurate with experience. Please contact Michael Bergin on +353 87 633 1128 or email bridgestvet@gmail.com

RVN - Maternity Cover

Athboy, Co. Meath

Athboy Veterinary Hospital require an enthusiastic RVN for maternity cover to join our busy SA team from July 2022. Good communication and clinical skills essential. We are a busy mixed practice with all the mod cons - GA machine, dental equipment, digital x-ray, blood machines etc. Experienced nurses and recent graduates welcome to apply. VDS fees covered. Salary €12-17 per hour depending on experience. CPD encouraged and allowance is given. Email CV to athboyvet@gmail.com

RVN

Dundalk, Co. Louth

100% SA veterinary clinic has a vacancy coming from the beginning of August for a full-time RVN. We are looking for a person full of enthusiasm and sense of humour! Our team is very friendly and supporting! Experienced and new graduates welcome to send CV to healthypetsvet@yahoo.com. If you would like to hear more about us, we are looking forward to hear from you!

RVN

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Mullingar Pet Hospital require an additional, enthusiastic RVN to join our friendly team. You would oversee general registered veterinary nurse duties, caring for inpatients, monitoring anaesthesia, assisting vets and nurse clinics. Salary up to €30k DOE plus benefits. Email info@mullingarpethospital.ie for more information.

RVN

Ashbourne & Lusk

O’Scanaill & Associates, Ashbourne and Lusk, has a position available for a RVN to join our friendly team of five vets and three nurses. Well-equipped mixed-animal practice with varied caseload. Good working roster. CPD encouraged. Salary commensurate with experience. Part-time/weekend hours considered. May suit new graduate. Email CV to ashbournevet@gmail.com

RVN

Fairview, Co. Dublin

Fairview Veterinary Hospital. Veterinary nursing position available, to join our friendly small animal practice close to Dublin city center. No OOH, shared weekend work and flexible rota. Experience preferred but new graduates are welcome to apply, ongoing training and support is provided. CPD funded and encouraged. Strong salary offered. Please send your CV to Ciaran at info@fairviewvet.ie   

RVN

Naas, Co. Kildare

Highfield Veterinary require an experienced RVN with a keen interest in surgical and orthopaedic nursing. Full training support will be provided including Physiotherapy aftercare. We are a dedicated pro nurse SA practice, kitted out with all mod cons. You will work alongside large support teams of vets and nurses. Education and progression is all part of our culture! Sick pay, company pension scheme, birthday leave and many other staff benefits available. Email CV to rebecca@highfield.ie

RVN

Inchicore, Co. Dublin

The Irish Blue Cross is looking for an experienced RVN for our Inchicore Clinic every Monday 7.30am-8pm for nine months. Possibility for three extra 5.5 hour shifts per week if desired. Big focus on providing excellent patient care. Also a big focus on staff care, making sure the people providing the excellent patient care are equally looked after, breaks and lunches are not optional! Ideal candidate has a minimum of five years’ experience. Salary commensurate with experience, €17 per hour for candidates with this level of experience. CV and cover letter to una.otoole@bluecross.ie

RVN

Liscarroll, Co. Cork

We are seeking to hire a vet nurse on a full-time, 12-month fixed term contract, working 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm (4pm Friday) plus on-call duties (24-hour cover) as part of nursing rota. Based in Liscarroll, Co Cork, and the salary is €28,452 per annum. Email johanne.nevin@thedonkeysanctuary.ie 

RVN

Co. Offaly

Banagher Vet Clinic, Offaly, require an RVN. The role will be for sole charge of this branch of a dual branch mixed practice. Contact Ollie Keane +353 87 989 3783 okeanevet@gmail.com

RVN

Tralee, Co. Kerry

Full-time RVN required for mixed practice. Mainly small animal duties with some large 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

Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath

Park Pets Veterinary Clinic require RVN to join our expanding team of two vets, three RVNs and an animal care assistant. We are actively expanding our team due to the rapid growth of our practice. Lots of clinical work, including blood sampling, taking radiographs and performing dentals under supervision. New graduates welcome to apply. Full training will be provided. Flexible rota with a good work/life balance. Full-time or part-time hours available. See our facebook page to get an idea of what we do! Apply with CV and cover letter to frogersvet@hotmail.com

RVN

Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin

Anicare Veterinary Group seeks a qualified RVN for our Blanchardstown branch. This is an exciting position to join a well-equipped and managed hospital. We run a full new graduate training programme and provide excellent support and guidance. Excellent rota with no on-call duties and benefits package includes paid maternity leave, pension contributions, sick pay and generous CPD allowance. The ideal candidate will have good people skills and work well within a team. CV to admin@anicare.ie 

RVNs

Galway City

Ark Vets (Galway City) is looking for two full-time registered veterinary nurses. Salary depending on experience. No nights, Sundays or Bank Holiday duties. VCI/VDS paid. Small animal only practice. Please reply with CV to james@arkvetsgalway.com or phone +353 87 052 3192 for an informal discussion.

RVN

Co. Mayo

Claremorris Pet Clinic is seeking an enthusiastic, full-time RVN to join our new clinic. The ideal candidate will have excellent skills in communication and ability to work both independently and as part of our friendly team. Experience preferred but not essential. We are a 100% SA clinic. Great affinity for cats is a bonus! Business hours are Monday to Friday (no OOH or weekends). Please email your CV to esthervanluipen@yahoo.com

RVN

Navan, Co. Meath

Enthusiastic full-time RVN required to join our team at Advanced Pet Care in Kells and Navan, County Meath. Excellent support from both nursing and veterinary teams. CPD encouraged, VCI, VDS fees paid. Modern hospital with blood machines, digital x-ray, ultrasound etc. Please email your CV and cover letter to donal_donnelly@hotmail.com

RVN

Firhouse, Co. Dublin

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the MyVet team. We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse to join as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the Firhouse clinic, Dublin. Hours 40 per week. Annual leave 25 days plus bank holidays. CPD up to five days. Salary €31,000 (minimum two years’ experience). Please send your CV and cover letter to keira.dullaghan@myvet.ie

Senior Nurse

Belfield, Co. Dublin

Full-time Senior Nurse required for The Pet Emergency Hospital (PEH). 36 hours (average) per week. Part-time options available. Salary range: €33,000-€43,000. Two years’ minimum experience as a RVN. Rota includes overnight shifts and weekends. Email CV to pehnurses@gmail.com  

Part-Time Lead Nurse

Belfield, Co. Dublin

Part-time lead nurse required for The Pet Emergency Hospital (PEH). 25 hours (average) per week. Salary range: €30,000-€39,000. Three years’ minimum experience as a RVN and one years previous experience within a leadership role is required. Rota includes overnight shifts and weekends. Email CV to pehnurses@gmail.com

RVN

Navan, Co. Meath

Highfield Vets, Navan, seeks a full-time RVN to join our new and expanding hospital. We are a busy mixed animal practice in the centre of Navan. All levels of experience will be considered. No OOH, generous CPD allowance, VCI fees paid, birthday day off and plenty more perks. Please send CV or questions to tracy@highfield.ie

RVN

Tralee, Co. Kerry

Opportunity for experienced RVN to lead the nursing team at Holmes Veterinary Hospital, Tralee, Co Kerry. Large renovation almost complete providing top class facilities for years to come. Please reply with CV to Holmesveterinary@gmail.com

RVN

Tipperary Town

Exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to join Arra Vets. A first opinion family vets in Tipperary Town. We have recently moved into a new premises which has been built on fear free principles. Exceptional client satisfaction and service is our goal. This is very much a hands-on nursing role and someone with an interest in developing nurse clinics, working on social media and been involved in patient circle of life palliative care would be greatly welcomed. Email maireadvet@gmail.com or call +353 87 061 6496.

RVN

Youghal, Co. Cork

Blue Coast veterinary Clinic require a SA RVN. Would suit an experienced nurse but new graduate would be considered and supported. Excellent work/life balance. NO OOH, 28 to 32 hours per week, four days a week. No weekends. VCI and VDS covered. Allocation for CPD. Working with another experienced RVN and two VS. We are focusing on the care and wellbeing of our patients. Great work ethic and communication are essential. Salary commensurate with experience. Email CV and cover letter to Johanna bluecoastveterinary@yahoo.ie

RVN

Youghal, Co. Cork

Blue Coast veterinary Clinic require a SA RVN. Would suit an experienced nurse but new graduate would be considered and supported. Excellent work/life balance. NO OOH, 28 to 32 hours per week, four days a week. No weekends. VCI and VDS covered. Allocation for CPD. Working with another experienced RVN and two VS. We are focusing on the care and wellbeing of our patients. Great work ethic and communication are essential. Salary commensurate with experience. Email CV and cover letter to Johanna bluecoastveterinary@yahoo.ie

RVN

Clontarf, Co. Dublin

Clontarf Veterinary Hospital are seeking an enthusiastic RVN to join our team. Interesting surgical, especially orthopaedic caseload so this is an ideal position for a nurse with orthopaedic experience or for somebody looking to improve their skills in this area. Friendly and supportive team of vets, nurses and ACAs. Salary €28-€39k, paid maternity leave, sick pay, VCI and generous CPD allowance. Send cover letter and CV to admin@anicare.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

RVN

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

Qualified veterinary nurse wanted at Oldcote Vet Clinic, Ballincollig, Cork. 100% companion animal practice. New graduates welcome, encouraged and supported. No ooh included in the role. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email CV along with cover letter to cotter_deirdre@yahoo.com