Veterinary nursing

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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.

Part-time RVN

Kilcock, Kildare

Kilcock Veterinary Hospital, Kilcock, Kildare. Small animal practice looking for part-time RVN. Please email CVs to


Midleton, Co. Cork

RVN required for full-time nursing position in our mixed animal hospital.  SA hospital duties and reception work so large animal knowledge/experience would be beneficial. No OOH. One-in-four weekend rota. Ideal candidate would be a confident team player with a positive personality. Please send CV with cover letter to

Veterinary nurse

Sydney, Australia

Full-time veterinary nurse wanted for Animal Orthopaedic Specialists in sunny Sydney, Australia. We are a busy, purpose built, state of the art specialist hospital. 9-12 month maternity position with potential for continued employment and sponsorship. Sense of humour mandatory. Experience preferred but not essential. Please email CV and cover letter to

Veterinary nurse

Swords, Co. Dublin

Veterinary nurse with grooming experience needed to join our modern veterinary practice in Swords. Co. Dublin. Interesting job with friendly staff and clients. Full time position involves; reception duties, nursing work and grooming. Some experience and excellent customers skills necessary. Please apply to


Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Full time RVN required at Damer Veterinary clinic . We are a mixed practice with a fully equipped expanding small animal hospital. Experience preferred but new graduates with good people skills are encouraged to apply. Please send CV and cover letter to


Tullow, Carlow

Ark Vet Clinic Tullow are seeking a bright, enthusiastic RVN. The ideal candidate will have excellent skills in communication, patient care, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Full time position, but part time applicants considered. All mod cons with no OOH or Sundays. Email CV to


Dublin 14

RVN required. We are looking for a qualified veterinary nurse to join our team in our first opinion and referral practice at Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital, Dublin 14. This is a full-time position with a competitive available to the successful candidate. Please reply with CV to  


Cork city

RVN required for a permanent full-time nursing position for our mixed practice near Cork city from July 19. Equally shared rota with one week day free. Minimally OOH shared rota and alternate Saturday mornings clinic. Primarily SA hospital duties with some reception work, in a pleasant team environment. Salary according to experience, CPD and VDS supported. Please contact Cashman & O Driscoll by emailing

Veterinary nurse


Veterinary nurse required by Anicare Veterinary Group a Dublin based practice. Well-equipped practices, good support and CPD offered. Please reply with CV to

Veterinary nurse

Barna and Moycullen

Qualified VN to join our team in Galway Clinics situated in Barna and Moycullen. Full time position is over four week days with one-in-four Saturdays. 100% SA clinic with lovely team and great approach to both veterinary and work life balance. SA experience preferable but our ideal candidate is a confident team player with a positive outgoing personality. Email


Ennis, Co. Clare

Ennis Veterinary Clinic are looking for a RVN. We are a 100% SA clinic which prides itself on offering a caring and gentle environment for our patients, gold-standard healthcare, and outstanding client service. Role would be minimum 30-hour per week, 1:3 on call rota and weekend duties. Please apply by email to with CV and cover letter.

Veterinary nurse

Ballincollig, Cork

VN wanted for 100% small animal clinic, in Ballincollig, Cork. Approximately 25 hours per week. No on-call duties. Would consider student nurse for Summer months. Email CV to


Lucan, Co. Dublin

Full-time RVN position available in 100% small animal practice in Lucan, Co. Dublin. Flexible working hours including Saturday mornings but no OOH. Experience preferred but new graduates with good people skills welcome to apply. Please send CV and cover letter to

Veterinary nurse

Ballina, Co. Mayo

Moy Veterinary Clinic require an additional nurse. No experience needed as we are happy to mentor an enthusiastic new graduate. Mixed practice with VCI hospital accreditation. Weekend daytime work is on a shared rota. No night duty. No out of hours phone duty. Hourly rates of pay. VCI registration and VDS cover paid. All equipment and uniforms supplied. Email CV or queries to 


Fethard, Tipperary

Fethard Equine Hospital, Fethard, Tipperary, are looking for a full-time registered veterinary nurse with previous equine experience or a new graduate to add to our extending team. Rotating roles within the practice through surgery, medicine, inpatient care, outpatient care. To join a young dynamic team email


Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Spa View Veterinary Clinic, Thurles have a vacancy for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to cover a maternity leave from June 2019. We are looking for a bright enthusiastic candidate with a passion for excellent patient and customer care. Please send a CV and covering letter to