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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:

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.



Clerkin Veterinary Hospitals, Cavan. We are looking for a groomer for a busy mixed six-vet practice, with two small animal hospitals. Progressive, well-equipped, friendly practice, CPD encouraged. Please email CV to annaghleeanne@gmail.com or phone +353 86 063 8813.

SA vet

Barna & Moycullen, Galway

SA vet required for Galway based Companion animal practice (Barna and Moycullen Vets) to join our three-vet team. High standard of practice with good support and atmosphere. Focus on work life balance as well as clinical progression. Four-day week with 1:4 Saturdays and minimal on call. Digital x-ray, US, Idexx blood machines etc. Please email CV and cover letter to galwayvetjob@gmail.com

Part-time vet

Headford, Co. Galway

Divilly Veterinary Clinic require a part-time mixed practice vet to join our team of two vets and two nurses. Friendly working environment with excellent support. Two years’ experience is desirable. Newly built premises with digital x-ray, ultrasound, dental machine and integrated computer software. Ideally located in Headford town and only 20 minutes from Galway city. Apply to info@divillyvetclinic.ie

SA vet


Vets4Pets, Crescent Link, Derry. Full time small animal vet, vet grad program available to new grads. Purpose built new clinic in Derry. Email Louise.cowan@vets4pets.com

SA vet


Small animal vet wanted in excellent independent SA practice in Enniskillen. Progressive and very supportive team. New purpose-built premises which are a pleasure to work in. Give Helen a call on +44 77 3998 9977 or email admin@caravetclinic.com to discuss this exciting opportunity!

Farm animal vet

Armagh city

O’Reilly & Fee, Armagh City. Farm animal vet surgeon required for busy mixed practice. 1:4 rota. Experience desirable but not essential. CPD encouraged and funded. Excellent terms and conditions. Please forward CV to tanya.wilson@oreillyandfee.co.uk or phone +44 28 3752 6777

SA vet

Armagh city

O’Reilly & Fee, Armagh City. SA vet required who is confident and competent in SA medicine and surgery, who enjoys clinical freedom to work up own cases, and is capable of working sole charge when required. We actively support and encourage progress and development. Interested? Please forward CV to tanya.wilson@oreillyandfee.co.uk or phone +44 28 3752 6777.

Part-time SA vet

Charleville, Co. Cork

Part-time SA vet. Abbey Vet Clinic, Charleville, Co. Cork requires a small animal vet for our new purpose-built clinic. Excellent facilities (digital x-ray/Idexx blood machines/dental unit etc). Flexible hours, no on-call. Friendly working environment, CPD encouraged. CVs to abbeyvetclinic@outlook.com

Mixed practice vet

Charleville, Co. Cork

Abbey Vet Clinic require a full-time mixed practice vet (mostly dairy). With Clinics in Kilmallock and Charleville we cover a compact area on the Cork/Limerick border. With a newly built clinic (digital x-ray/Idexx blood machines etc), the candidate will have the option of advancing their companion animal skills also if desired. Great back up for recent Graduates. One-in-three rota. Generous CPD allowance, VCI/VDS covered. CVs to abbeyvetclinic@outlook.com

SA vet

Listowel, Co. Kerry

SA VS required, at Convent Street Clinic, Listowel. Recently built premises with full facilities and equipment. Surgery and medical work including rescue and charity contracts. Top salary and very little night work with one-in-four rota. Hours negotiable. CV to treacypaul@gmail.com. Large animal position also available, similar terms.

SA vet

Swords, Co. Dublin

Full time SA veterinary surgeon needed for progressive small animal practice in Swords, Co. Dublin. Work in modern clinic with in-house blood machines, ultrasound, digital x-ray, multi-parameter monitor etc. Excellent package for ideal candidate. CPD's encouraged and funded. Apply to applewoodvetclinic@gmail.com

CA vet

Naas, Co. Kildare

Highfield Veterinary Group seeks an experienced CA vet to join our friendly and professional team at our progressive 100% Companion Animal Clinic in Naas, Co. Kildare. Both full-time and part-time positions available. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send CV and cover letter to HR@highfield.ie


Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Vet required for four-person practice in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. 70% LA, one-in-four weekend rota. Excellent working environment and terms offered. New graduates will also be considered. Please direct enquiries to Kevin Henry and CV to veterinarycvc@gmail.com

Two vets


Oriel Vets, Monaghan requires two full-time vets for mixed practice (70% LA/30% SA). Modern well-equipped practice with digital x-ray and U/S scanner. Shared rota; salary negotiable. Vehicle provided; VDS included; CPD encouraged. Full support offered from experienced team of vets, nurses and support staff. Email CV to orielvet@gmail.com



Longford Animal Health Centre is a progressive mixed practice and a member of XL Vets. Seeking a bright, enthusiastic and outgoing vet with excellent client communication skills. Experience an advantage but not necessary, as we offer a learning and supportive environment to a new graduate through XL vet graduate programme. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent T&Cs. CPD and further studies encouraged. Full-time role with 1:5 rota. Email CV with cover letter to una@lahc.ie

Mixed vet


Clerkin Veterinary Hospitals. Mixed vet required, 50% LA/50% SA. VCI accredited hospitals. XL Vet practice, latest equipment and good support. Shared on-call rota and Saturdays, discussed on interview. CPD encouraged. Friendly clientele with diverse caseload. Indemnity insurance and car provided. Salary discussed at interview. Looking for enthusiastic, driven vet with good communication skills. CVs to vetjobmidlands1@gmail.com

Full-time/part-time vet

Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

Full-time or part-time veterinary surgeon required for mixed, well-equipped practice in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. 70% SA/30% LA. Newcastle West Pet Vet Clinic offers a friendly working environment and good support. Not much OOH. Experience an advantage. Excellent remuneration, commensurate with experience. Applications to dynamicvets@gmail.com

Full-time/part-time vet

Cork city

Paw Paws Vet Clinic, Cork City. Full-time veterinary surgeon for immediate start in our progressive, friendly SA Clinic in city centre. 1-3 years surgical experience preferred. Also seeking a part-time vet and/or locum vet for regular days/holidays. Flexible for both positions which may suit family commitments. Apply in confidence with CV, cover letter to accounts@pawpaws.ie

Business Accounts Manager

Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny

Spa View Veterinary Clinic, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny requires Business Accounts Manager. Sage Accounts and Payroll experience essential. The position will involve some retail work. Please email a CV and covering letter to spaviewvet@gmail.com

Mixed vet

Co. Tipperary and Co. Kilkenny

Do you have a passion for excellent Veterinary care as well as first class customer service? At Spa View Veterinary Clinic, we believe that our clients and their animals/pets deserve the highest standards of care and service. We are a progressive mixed practice with clinics in Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny and Thurles, Co. Tipperary. We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic mixed vet. Please contact us at spaviewvet@gmail.com

SA vet

Youghal, Co. Cork

Blue Coast Veterinary Clinic seeks full-time SA vet. Two-vet dedicated SA clinic with strong ethic, emphasis on patient care and client communication. Minimal OOH, 1/3 Saturday mornings, 40 hours per week, VCI and VDS paid, contribution to CPD. Two years’ experience preferred but motivated new graduate welcome. Excellent support. Contact Johanna bluecoastveterinary@yahoo.ie or +353 87 998 1758.


Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Grange Veterinary Centre, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Vet required for mixed practice. One-in-five rota. Must be department registered to TB test. rochecathal@yahoo.ie


Clones, Monaghan

Veterinary surgeon required for mixed 90% LA/10% SA practice in Clones, Monaghan. One-in-three rota. Support given to new graduates and excellent long-term opportunities for the suitable candidate. Please apply to strainvet@hotmail.com

SA vet

South Dublin

Ark Vetcare. Busy SA hospital seeks vet who wants to progress their skills in a dynamic, multi-vet environment. We want to talk to candidates looking to develop a long term role and offer a performance based package as well as mentoring. No OOH, half day per week, all usual toys. Dedicated cat hospital. Minimum two years graduated. Email arkvetcaremanager@gmail.com

Veterinary team player

Kildare town

Veterinary team player. A flexible role in a SA hospital with a dog park, day care, kennels, dog fitness and training, our own range of pet foods. Will suit a VN with an interest in marketing or a person from an animal retail background wishing to work in a veterinary hospital. Salary commensurate. Saturday mornings, two to four weekdays. One Sunday in four (two hours). Contact groomevet@hotmail.com



Veterinary surgeon needed for 8-vet mixed animal clinic (no equines) in Newry. We have a young enthusiastic workforce with four veterinary nurses, digital x-rays, ultrasound scanners and well-equipped lab. Position open to full-time, part-time or new graduates. Excellent back-up, transport and accommodation are provided. CV to clanryevets@hotmail.com

Mixed vet

Arklow, Rathdrum & Tinahely

Mixed VS required in Avondale Vets (Arklow, Rathdrum & Tinahely). Full-time with immediate start. XL Vet member, 4.5 day week. Join our friendly supportive team where you will be encouraged to reach your potential. One-in-six rota equally shared with excellent back up. Modern, well equipped practice, VCI accredited. VDS included and CPD provided. Salary DOE. Email wicklowvetjob@gmail.com

SA vet

Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Avondale Veterinary Hospital, Arklow, Co. Wicklow seek SA vet to cover maternity leave with immediate start. Join our progressive team, work in a fun and professional environment where you are encouraged to be your best. All mod cons, no OOH. Friendly clients, interesting caseload. XLVets Member. Email wicklowvetjob@gmail.com


New Ross, Co. Wexford

Full time VS required to join four-vet mixed practice in a predominantly dairy region at Barrowside Veterinary Hospital. 65% LA/35% SA. Progressive practice with all usual modern equipment. Good supports for recent graduate. Rota shared equally with neighbouring practice. Competitive salary depending on experience. For further information contact tjaoconnor@eircom.net +353 87 260 9960.

Mixed vet

Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Donal Lynch Veterinary require a full-time mixed vet. The ideal applicant will be a motivated, enthusiastic individual with excellent client and communication skills. 1-2 years’ experience. Applications from recent graduates also welcomed. XLVet Graduate Programme available for recent graduates. Competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience. Transport provided. CPD allowance with certificate study fully supported. One-in-four on-call rota. Email CV and cover letter to gervaise.monks@gmail.com

Farm animal vet


Farm Animal VS required to join 18-vet team at Riverview Veterinary Group, Cork. Predominantly dairy work, with an excellent OOH rota. Our FA hospital facilities and extensive surgical caseload makes this position ideal for anyone wishing to increase their surgical experience. Competitive salary depending on experience. CPD encouraged and funded. CVs to michaelfsexton@gmail.com or +353 86 809 7128.


Bandon, Co. Cork

Glasslyn Vets require a full-time vet to join our progressive 10-vet mixed practice 90% LA/10% SA in Bandon, Co. Cork. Excellent CPD and renumeration package commensurate with experience. Please forward CV to jhealy@glasslynvets.ie


Bray, Co. Wicklow

O’Malley Veterinary Hospital require a full-time vet in busy three-vet exotic/SA hospital. Exotic animal experience an advantage but will consider candidate with 2 years’ SA experience and a keen interest in working with exotic species. No on-call, four days a week, one weekend in three. Email cover letter and CV to omalleybairbre@gmail.com  or phone Bairbre +353 1 272 3857 for further information.


Gorey, Co. Wexford

Vet required. GoreyBrayVet. 100% small animal practice. Two-month position from mid-January 2020 covering sick leave. 3/4 time - including every second Saturday. Clinic open 9am-6.30pm Monday–Friday. 9am-1pm Saturday. CVs to nicolaneumannvet@gmail.com


Bailieborough, Co. Cavan

Bailieborough Veterinary Clinic, Co. Cavan requires a full-time VS to join their team. LA 60%/SA 40%, 1:6 weekend rota with neighbour practice reverting to 1:3 in Spring. Purpose-built VCI registered clinic. May suit new graduate, excellent support provided at all times from the vets and nurses. Competitive salary with CPD/VCI/VDS funded. Accommodation available for the right candidate. CVs to bailieboroughvets@gmail.com

Farm animal vet

Armagh City

O’Reilly & Fee, Armagh City. Farm animal VS required for busy mixed practice. 1:4 rota. Experience desirable but not essential. CPD encouraged and funded. Excellent terms and conditions. Please forward CV to tanya.wilson@oreillyandfee.co.uk or phone +44 28 3752 6777.

Full-time SA vet

Portarlington, Co. Laois

Port Vet Clinic a progressive, SA practice require a full-time SA vet, to lead a dedicated small SA team. Access to the latest diagnostic equipment. The ideal applicant would be a motivated, energetic individual with excellent client and communication skills.  Experience preferred but not essential.  Limited on-call for SA only. Competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience. CPD funded and encouraged. Email CV to gervaise.monks@gmail.com

Mixed vet

Derry/Donegal border

Mixed vet required for mixed practice on the Derry/Donegal border. 45% SA/45% LA/10% equine. One-in-five rota (large animal only). Refurbished premises with all mod cons. Time off in lieu for nights/weekend worked. Excellent support provided. £1500 CPD allowance. Contact maria@whitehousevc.com or phone +353 87 772 6976.

Part-time vet

Swords, Co. Dublin

Applewood Veterinary Clinic in Swords, Co. Dublin require enthusiastic part-time VS. 26-30 hours per week in well-equipped, SA practice (blood machines, multi-parameter anaesthetic monitor, x-ray generator, gas anaesthesia, ultrasound). Must have at least one year of small animal experience and has to be confident with basic consultations/surgeries. Excellent client communication skills are also required. CV and cover letter to applewoodvetclinic@gmail.com

Mixed or LA vet

Armagh and Down

Mixed or LA vet required at Newry Veterinary Centre, covering counties Armagh and Down. Progressive, expanding practice serving a large dairy clientele as well as a mix of beef and sheep. One-in-six rota, van and accommodation provided. Open to experienced or new graduates with support given. CPD funded and encouraged. Ultrasound scanners, bull fertility equipment, blood machines and x-ray. CV to cathalgrant@btinternet.com or phone +44 77 3950 7679.


Mallow, Co. Cork

Acorn Veterinary Clinic require an experienced mixed practice vet to work in our friendly, progressive three-vet practice. LA component is mainly dairy clients while the SA component is based in our hospital accredited facility. Must be experienced in both LA and SA medicine and surgery. Salary commensurate with experience. VDS and VCI funded with three days paid CPD per year. Commercial van and accommodation available if required. CVs to info@acornvets.ie


Dundalk, Co. Louth

Bridge House Veterinary, Dundalk, Co. Louth requires a vet to join their team of experienced vets in a one-in-four rota. LA 70%/30% SA. Fully equipped small animal clinic. Salary commensurate with experience, CPD encouraged and funded. Very friendly work environment and clientele. Preferably full time but would consider part time. Please contact adrian@tahenys.com or phone +353 87 250 7366.


Belfield, Co. Dublin

Emergency and critical care veterinary surgeons required - full and part time. 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) SA vets to join our very experienced team (up to certificate standard). CPD supported. CVs to Pehmanager@gmail.com. ASAP.