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Voluntary Code of Practice for advertising positions in the Veterinary Ireland Journal Classifieds s

Under Veterinary Ireland's "Voluntary Code of Practice for Advertising Positions in the Veterinary Ireland Journal Classifieds" the following details are required to be included in Situations Vacant classified adverts:

  • Name of the person/practice placing the ad;
  • Town and County in which the person/practice is based;
  • Type of job being advertised (e.g. mixed practice/companion animal/large animal/equine/exotics and full-time/part-time/locum/maternity leave; etc.);
  • Experience required (e.g. suitability of job for new or recent graduate/experienced veterinary surgeon);
  • Transparent contact details (i.e. personal/practice email address and/or personal/practice telephone contact details (mobile/landline).

In addition, where applicable, the following may also be included in the classified advert:

  • Salary/Remuneration where applicable;
  • Annual Leave and Public Holiday arrangements;
  • Breakdown of work offered (e.g. 50% large animal/ 50% small animal, etc.);
  • Rota and out-of-hours arrangements;
  • Additional information about position (e.g. 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 mixed practice in 'Anytown', Co Cork. 50% LA/30% SA/20% Equine. Experience preferred, new graduate considered. Equal share 1-in-4 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. Contact"

For full details on the "Voluntary Code" click on the button at the top of this page.

Situations Vacant

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

Please confirm your full Veterinary Ireland Membership Number. Membership numbers are available from Veterinary Ireland HQ on 01 457 7976.

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Vet required for mainly large animal practice in Co. Wicklow. Good remuneration package for suitable candidate. One-in-three rota. Contact Gary Adams +353 86 809 0398.

Experienced veterinary surgeon required for June, July and August to cover holidays, at Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital. Email CV and cover letter to . Ref: for more details.

BurrenVets are looking for a full-time enthusiastic and caring veterinary surgeon with good communication skills to join our friendly six-vet mixed practice in coastal Clare. Outdoor pursuits haven. Good work-life balance, varied caseload and CPD allowance. Experience desirable but not essential. Modern premises. Email or call John +353 87 753 7738.

VS wanted for part-time position in friendly SA practice in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. We are a progressive, well-equipped practice (blood machine and digital x-ray etc.). Candidate must be confident, flexible and have excellent communicational skills, experience preferred. Please forward CV to

Veterinary surgeon required for mixed practice Coolcower Veterinary Clinic in Macroom, Co. Cork. One-in-four rota. Experience preferred but not essential. Purpose built clinic with all mod cons. Apply to

Small animal vet required for part time position in Coolcower Veterinary Clinic in Macroom, Co. Cork. Purpose built clinic with all mod cons. Apply to

Veterinary surgeon required to join Clerkin Vets, Co. Cavan, mixed animal practice and small animal hospitals. Experience preferred but not essential. Email CVs to or call +353 87 063 8813.

Vet required for mixed practice in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. One-in-four rota with all time off shared equally. 80% LA/20% SA. Friendly staff and clients. Please send CV to

VS required for progressive mixed practice covering South Limerick/North Cork. LA work mainly in progressive Dairy farms with some beef/sucklers also. Purpose built SA clinic with a good clinical and surgical throughput. Experience preferred but new/recent graduates can expect excellent back up. Long term prospects. 1:3 rota with generous conditions. CPD/VDS/VCI fees funded. Replies to

Experienced small animal vet required for full time/part time position in Palmerstown veterinary hospital, Dublin. We are a fully equipped, modern practice. Nice work environment with a happy team. Very high standards of patient and customer care. No out of hours. Excellent terms and conditions. Please send an email with your CV to

Friendly, modern, progressive SA practice in Hampshire, UK, seeking another vet for our hospital standard practice, with all mod cons. We are mainly first opinion, with regular referral cases. Looking for a sensible team player, keen to advance to certificate level. Experience preferred, but recent graduate considered. Easy travel links back home. Salary commensurate with experience, accommodation available. Apply to , website

Moving to the UK? Join Vets Now in a permanent position, work in our emergency clinics and benefit from fantastic training in emergency medicine/surgery. Apply Now, or email

Veterinary surgeon required as locum for summer months at Duntahane Veterinary Clinic, Fermoy. Mixed practice and 1:3 rota. Experience preferred but not essential. For more information email Paul Redmond at

Veterinary surgeon required for an expanding mixed practice in Kenmare, County Kerry. Combination of dairy, suckler and sheep work with increasing small animal caseload. Member of XLVets. One-in-three rota. Excellent variety of cases in large (70%) and small (30%). Contact Brendan at +353 86 310 6451 or

Small animal locum required for busy Limerick practice for 12th June 2017 to 17th June inclusive. Replies to

Equine Sport Vets, West Sussex require experienced VS. Caseload predominately lameness and sports medicine. Experience in orthopaedics and performance problems and a strong interest in competition horses required. Mainly ambulatory work with digital radiography, ultrasonography and endoscopy provided for complete work-up of cases in-situ, with well-equipped clinic available when required. Excellent package and long-term prospects. CV to

Small animal vet required for established SA hospital in the North East. Purpose built premises equipped to high standard. Full nursing team. Candidate must have good communication skills and work well as part of team. Experience necessary as may be required to take sole charge on occasions. Excellent rota and conditions. Salary based on experience. Email

Emergency and critical care veterinary surgeons required. Belfield Veterinary Hospital Limited is a joint venture between a group of SA practices and UCD Vet hospital that provides a high quality out of hours emergency care service. An opportunity has arisen for dynamic, energetic and experienced (at least two years) veterinary surgeons (full and part time) at this time of expansion. Salary commensurate with experience. CVs to . Closing date 13/05/17.

Part time mixed animal vet (70% SA/30% LA) required for three-month period in North Co. Wicklow. July to September. Three days a week, and one two-week period in August. Normal locum rates apply. Experience preferred but all candidates will be considered. Please email CVs to

Veterinary surgeon required for mixed, well-equipped practice in Kilkenny (70% LA, mainly dairy, 30% SA). Nice working conditions with good support. Experience an asset - but may suit new graduate with farming knowledge. Replies with CV to

Veterinary surgeon required for mainly Dairy/Beef practice Waterford/South Kilkenny area. Experience preferable but not essential. Good support. Excellent terms and conditions available as well as long term prospects for the right candidate. Phone Jim +353 87 232 1330 or email at

Vet required for mixed 60% LA (predominantly dairy)/40% SA practice in East Meath (20 minutes from M50). All mod cons. Experienced friendly staff. 1:3 rota. Large and small animal experience preferred. Contact or +353 86 124 9102 (between 6pm-10pm).

Spa View Veterinary Clinic, Johnstown Co. Kilkenny require a Practice Manager. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with excellent people and management skills as well as knowledge of the day-to-day running of a veterinary practice. Please email CV and covering letter to

Busy 100% SA six-vet practice in Cork city seeks permanent vet. Fantastic range of toys including scopes, dental x-ray and CT scanner. Good rota. Vets are all certificate holders, excellent nurses. Experience preferred but competent recent graduate considered. Please reply to

Farm only vet required for well-equipped modern practice in the North East. One-in-four rota. All mod cons. Interest in herd health a bonus. Excellent support staff and mentoring available. Super package for suitable candidate. Email

Vet required for progressive mixed practice in the North East. 50% SA/50% LA. One-in-four rota. Well-equipped modern hospital premises with all mod cons. Digital x-ray; ultrasound etc. CPD encouraged and paid for. Excellent package for suitable candidate. Email

Excellent veterinary position available with mainly large animal dairy work in a mixed practice. 1:3 rota. Long-term position and good salary for suitable candidate. Rathcormac, Co. Cork. Send CV to

Full-time small animal vet required at A Country Practice Veterinary Clinic, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Part time applicants also considered. Apply with CV and cover letter to

Locum veterinary surgeon required for mixed practice in Tipperary town. Week commencing 26th June. Must be registered to carry out TB testing with Department of Agriculture. Phone William +353 86 820 0072.

Exciting opportunity for a motivated, caring clinician to join our friendly, forward thinking, progressive 100% SA practice in Thurles, Co. Tipperary and branch practice in nearby Cashel. Full time position available. We strive for a healthy work-life balance with no late clinics and a 4.5 day working week. CVs to

Large animal vet required full time for permanent position with well-equipped mixed practice Limerick city. One-in-six rota, commission based pay. Experience preferred but all exceptional candidates considered. Interested applicants are invited to forward their CV to

Barrowvale Veterinary Clinic require an experienced, enthusiastic, and professional mixed practice vet. The role is to provide veterinary skills to a branch of the main practice and the position will be based in Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. You will be assisted by a great support team and the surgery has excellent facilities. Equal share one-in-four rota. Competitive salary. Contact Sally on +353 59 972 1421 or email

Small animal part-time vet wanted for well-equipped friendly three-vet practice in Co. Kildare. Apply to Julia at

Vet wanted for friendly practice in Tulla in East Clare. 80% LA/20% SA with some equine and ovine work. 1 in 3/4 rota with 1 day off per fortnight in addition to 20 days’ holidays. Suit all levels of experience. Competitive PAYE salary plus mileage. Please contact Erica on +353 86 852 7080.

Do you want to sell your practice? Do you want to still work but with no headaches? All ideas considered, confidentiality guaranteed. Call +353 1 554 9704.

Castle Veterinary Group - Co. Down N. Ireland. Friendly 11-person mixed practice seeks VS. Two modern well-equipped purpose built surgeries assisted by qualified nursing staff, digital x-ray, ultrasound, ECG etc. Excellent salary and rota for suitable candidate. Car and accommodation supplied if necessary. Contact Adrian on +44 77 1062 8460 or +44 28 4461 7077 or email

Veterinary surgeon wanted for busy small animal practice in North Dublin. Would suit new/recent graduate. Excellent support provided. Please apply with CV to

Veterinary surgeon required for maternity cover in The Donkey Sanctuary, Liscarroll. Equine experience an advantage. Training provided. No OOH. 39-hour week. All mon cons – digital x-ray, laser machine, video endoscope. Position from asap until 15th January 2018. Please download an application pack on Closing date Tuesday 18th April 2017.

Small animal vet required for progressive practice in Dublin. Dynamic team. 40 hour week. CPD and health insurance provided. Email

Experienced VS required for SA hospital in Dublin. Interesting and varied caseload with excellent support. Spacious accommodation provided. Please send CV to

Veterinary surgeon required for mixed practice, midlands. Mainly large animal work, good rota and backup. Good prospects and good remuneration. Email CV to

BrayVet require a vet for Maternity cover. Interviewing now. Position open June/July 2017. Full time hours, one Saturday in four. Four vet, four nurse team including Cats Only section. Minimum three years’ experience. Experience in ultra sound scanning would be of interest. Could develop into longer term position at new branch practice in Gorey. CV and cover letter to

Enthusiastic veterinary surgeon required to join our truly mixed practice in Ballina, Co. Mayo. Good rota with focus on work life balance. Mainly clinical workload with digital x-ray, ultrasound, blood machines, orthopaedic gear etc. Special interests encouraged. Excellent terms and conditions. Contact Fintan at Ballina veterinary clinic on +353 87 967 9708.

Locum wanted in Cork City, small animal clinics, for on call two weekends per month, regular cover during the week and holiday cover. Please email CVs to or phone +353 21 487 0300.

Locum vet required in Co. Galway the first week of August 2017. Mixed practice but mainly small animals. Phone +353 87 286 8524.

Full time/part time veterinary surgeon required in Galway city. 100% small animal, well-equipped, purpose-built practice with experienced, friendly staff. 1:6 rota. Would suit vet with experience. Please email CVs to

New Zealand, Nelson – Companion Animal Vet. A quick hop down to the sunniest town in NZ and you could be the newest member of our veterinary team. Full-time position for an experienced CA vet with an avid interest in orthopaedic surgery. Visa and accommodation assistance available. Visit Email Ana today:

Vet required for four-person truly mixed practice in North Midlands. 60% LA/30% SA/10% EQ. Veterinary hospital status with VCI. Progressive and forward thinking practice with good remuneration for the right candidate. The ability to communicate well with clients and take sole charge when required is essential. Back up and support provided when necessary for recent graduates. CVs to

Small animal vet required to join a 100% small animal practice three miles from Monaghan town. All mod cons, x-ray/ultra scan and qualified vet nurses. CV to

Veterinary surgeon required for busy well-equipped multi-site mixed practice in Wexford area. 70% LA/30% SA. One-in-four rota. All usual toys. Contact/send CV to . Call +353 53 913 4140.

Equine Internship: Chiltern Equine Clinic, Berkshire, is searching for a motivated, enthusiastic team player to commence a 12-month internship starting in June 2017. Interns are responsible for inpatient care and will be trained in reproductive medicine, anaesthesia and lameness. Please send full CV with two referees and covering letter to

Equine veterinary surgeon required on Beds, Bucks and Herts border. Chiltern Equine is offering an exciting opportunity for a motivated equine vet to join our 15-vet team. A modern clinic, with young progressive team, offering top level service to clients. Send CV/covering letter to Kylie Wheeler at

Cork City based veterinary hospital requires an experienced veterinary surgeon for 100% companion animal work. Experience essential in all areas and an interest/ability in surgery an advantage. Full and part-time applicants considered. Shared rota. Please email CV and covering letter to

Position available for an enthusiastic vet in a busy, well-equipped clinic in West Limerick. 60% SA/40% dairy, sheep and beef. We offer a cheerful working environment with good time off. Experience preferred but not essential. Immediate start would be preferred. CVs to

Experienced large animal vet/vets required for extensive practice in the west of Mayo. This is a permanent position and a great opportunity for anyone looking for a change of scenery or a move home. Excellent salary, car provided if necessary. For more information contact George O' Malley on +353 94 902 1220 or email at

Veterinary surgeon required for three-person mixed practice in West Cork. This position would have an emphasis on the small animal aspect of the practice, but all duties to be shared. One-in-three rota. Well-equipped clinic. Experience not essential. Contact Brian at +353 86 830 1730 or email

Anicare Veterinary Group, a multi branch SA practice in Dublin, require an additional vet. The position involves working between the branches so will suit a candidate with some experience but looking to learn and develop their skill set. Good client manner and ability to work as a team essential. Well-equipped hospitals minimal out of hours. CVs to

Locum required. Experienced small animal vet wanted for holiday/weekend locum work in Ennis, Co Clare. If interested, please email or call +353 89 435 3230.

Locum required for mixed practice in Donegal, 50% SA/50% LA. Approximately 4-5 times during the year. Please contact us via email

Progressive practice in Wicklow seeks full-time mixed vet with a bias towards small animal or 100% SA vet. Please enquire at

Veterinary surgeon required to cover maternity leave in well-equipped clinic in North West Donegal. 50% LA/50% SA. Please apply to

Brittas Veterinary require a full-time VS for our busy, well-equipped, progressive SA hospital in Tipperary. Ideal candidate would be enthusiastic, have excellent communication skills, be able to take sole charge when required and prepared to work as part of a team. Full and part-time applicants considered. Shared rota. CV and covering letter to

Experienced vet required for maternity cover end of May until September 2017. Dublin city centre. Excellent rota, no on call. Please apply to

VS required for independent, family-run, progressive, supportive, mixed practice in Northern Ireland. Purpose-built facility, state-of-the-art equipment, in-house laboratory, theatre, ultrasound scanners and digital x-ray. Team of five vets, five nurses and receptionist. Excellent salary for experienced vet, six weeks’ holiday, CPD allowance and certificates encourage. Accommodation and vehicle provided. Email CV and cover letter to

Irish Equine Practice - needs intern for 2017 stud season immediate start. Conditions and rota will be challenging and hours may be long but remuneration is good and experience will be excellent. Some experience with horses is needed. Reply with short CV to

New Zealand. Urgently seeking mixed/dairy vets. Experience required. Past locums have found this an invaluable experience enjoying a beautiful country offering great opportunities to work and travel. Small animal options also available. Contact .