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Veterinary practitioners Locums wanted

For information on placing a classified in the Veterinary Ireland Journal, email

Please return all correspondence with box numbers to IFP Media, Castlecourt, Monkstown Farm, Glenageary, Co. Dublin

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.

SA locum

Youghal, Co. Cork

SA locum vet wanted at Blue Coast Veterinary Clinic, Youghal, Co. Cork. Flexible dates, ideally September/October, four consecutive weeks. Experience essential. Average 32/36 hours per week. Minimal OOH. Work in team and sole charge. Please email Johanna at

SA locum

Barna, Galway

Permanent or locum position for 2 or 3-day week in SA practice in Barna Vet Clinic in Galway. Experience required as some sole charge. Good in-house diagnostics with support and friendly team. Some weekend and OC. Please email CV and cover letter to

SA locum

Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Locum SA vet required for small animal practice in Castlebar, Co. Mayo from 27th July-7th August and 17th August-28th August. Minimum one year experience. Contact or phone +353 87 912 7053/+353 85 118 0106.

SA locum

Galway city

Locum SA vet required for Port Vet Clinic. You will have access to the latest diagnostic equipment. The ideal applicant will be a motivated, energetic individual with excellent client and communication skills.  Experience preferred but not essential.  Regular work. Competitive package, commensurate with experience. Email CV to  Ref: Locum Port. 

SA locum

Galway city

Locum SA veterinary practitioner required for 100% small animal practice in Galway City with immediate effect. Please contact or phone +353 87 052 3192 for details and to discuss terms. One year experience minimum required.

SA locum

Nutgrove, Dublin 14

Locum SA vet required. Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital, Dublin 14. Three months contract with view to extension. Full and part time positions considered. Minimum three years small animal experience with excellent customer relations skills and strong team spirit. Starting July 2020. Enquiries to