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:

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.


Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Spa View Veterinary Clinic 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. Please send a CV and covering letter to spaviewvet@gmail.com


Belfield, Dublin 4

We are expanding our team of lead nurses at the Pet Emergency Hospital, Dublin 4. Two full-time lead nurses required for out-of-hours rota. Option of 30 or 39 hours per week with a varied caseload. Minimum of three years’ experience required. Opportunities for the successful candidate to progress in areas of staff training or management. Must be able to work independently and with a team. Salary €37,000-€44,000. CVs to pehnurses@gmail.com



Clontarf, Co. Dublin

Veterinary nurse required for small animal practice in Clontarf, Dublin. Please reply by email to denisbshannon@eircom.net


Athlone, Co. Westmeath

RVN for mixed practice ten minutes from Athlone. Small amount of reception work but mainly nursing duties (as we have a receptionist). No clients in consults since March due to Covid restrictions. 36-38 hours per week. No OOH, no late clinics, close at 1pm on Saturday. Experience preferred but enthusiastic new grads can apply. 12-15 euro per hour depending on experience.  Starting December. Apply to Suzanne glassonvet@gmail.com


Summerhill, Co. Meath

Veterinary Specialists Ireland welcomes applications from experienced veterinary nurses for a full-time clinical position at our SA specialty-only hospital. Experience in anaesthesia, surgery, internal medicine, rehabilitation, or postgraduate qualification an advantage. Attractive package (CPD, VCI, VDS). Salary commensurate with experience. Cover letter and CV to turlough@vetspecialists.ie; visit www.vetspecialists.ie 


Tallaght Village, Dublin

Full-time RVN required, Priory Vets, Tallaght VillageTeam player required with good communication skills, who will have the enthusiasm and drive to maintain and develop the high standards of service and care within our small team. Our aim is to treat every animal as if they are our own; with the personal service our clients deserve, delivered with real empathy and care. Salary commensurate with experience. CV to info@prioryvets.com
FAO Nikki or Suzanne 


Dublin 12

Qualified RVN, preferably with experience required by All Care Vet Centre, Dublin 12. We are a busy three-vet, four-nurse and a receptionist team, dealing exclusively with companion animals. We are looking for a caring, professional individual who expects high standards of animal care and who thrives in and enjoys a busy and varied work environment. Reply to Allcarevetcentre@gmail.com 



RVN Positions. Dubai Marina and Jumeirah locations. Full-time. Minimum two years SA experience. Competitive tax-free salary circa €33,000 p.a. inclusive of allowance for accommodation and travel, medical insurance, 30 calendar days annual leave, annual flight allowance, CPD. Work permit and visa. www.britishvethospital.com. CV to rvn@britishvethospital.com


Athlone, Co. Roscommon

Athlone Veterinary Clinic is seeking and enthusiastic, full time, VCI registered veterinary nurse to join our friendly progressive practice. Our ideal candidate should be passionate about patient care, have excellent communication skills and work well as part of a team. CV to denisphellen@gmail.com and we can arrange a quick call to discuss the position.


Cork city

Full-time registered veterinary nurse required in a multi-centre practice in Cork City. It is a small animal position within a great team environment. Experience preferred but newly qualified candidates with enthusiastic attitude and proven work ethic are welcome to apply. Salary commensurable with experience. Please email applications to info@abbeyvillevet.ie

RVN (part-time and full-time)

Kells/Navan, Co. Meath

One full-time and one part-time position available for a qualified veterinary nurse in a busy mixed practice. The positions are based at Smith and Foley Veterinary Surgeons in Kells and Navan, County Meath. Equipped with a full lab, digital x-ray, ultrasound and extensive anaesthetic monitoring equipment. CPD encouraged. CV and cover letter to donal_donnelly@hotmail.com


Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary

Lower Ormond Veterinary Clinic, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary. Full-time RVN required to join our progressive and friendly mixed practice. The ideal candidate would have the initiative to work both on their own and as part of a team. Must have a strong motivation to provide first class care to our patients and clients. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Contact David on +353 87 2221655 or email lowerormondvet@gmail.com



RVN required for permanent position in Dublin based SA hospital group. CPD and further training encouraged and funded. Comprehensive new graduate programme for a new graduate. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent rota with no on-call duties. The ideal candidate will have good people skills and work well within a team. Plenty of opportunity to develop own interests within the practice. CV to admin@anicare.ie 


Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Mullingar Pet Hospital has an exciting opportunity available for a full-time, experienced veterinary nurse to join our busy friendly team in our modern premises. 41 hours per week. No OOH. CPD is encouraged. Salary offered is negotiable based on experience. Please send CV and letter to info@mullingarpethospital.ie


Athenry, Co. Galway

Veterinary nurse required for Gorteen Acre Veterinary Clinic, a busy mixed animal veterinary practice situated in Athenry, Co. Galway. Small team with a friendly working environment. Applicant must have strong communication skills and be meticulous in their work. Full/part-time position available. Contact Eoin +353 87 936 7307 or email eoinglynnvet@gmail.com



Veterinary nurse required for busy three-vet mixed practice based in Roscommon. Mainly small animal duties. Fully equipped facilities. Experience preferred but not essential, salary negotiable.  To start immediately. Contact us +353 86 230 2512, +353 906 66 5555 or email CV to cloverhillvets@gmail.com

Part-time RVN

Sligo town

St Benedict's Veterinary Hospital has a vacancy for a part-time RVN to join our dynamic progressive team of three vets and three nurses. Modern, well-equipped clinic, friendly clients and supportive team. CPD encouraged. VDS paid. Salary commensurate with experience. Predominantly SA role with very varied caseload. No on-call rota. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and work well as part of a team. CV and cover letter to stbenedictsvetclinic@gmail.com


Tullow, Co. Carlow

Experienced RVN required in Ark Vet Clinic, Tullow, Co. Carlow. Part-time position initially. Well-equipped practice and young friendly team. Immediate start available. Email southeastvet@yahoo.ie 


Terenure/Dundrum, Co. Dublin

South Dublin Vets, based in Terenure and Dundrum are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working RVN to join our team. Friendly progressive practice with varied and interesting caseload. Excellent opportunity to develop nursing skills. Salary commensurate with experience. CV and cover letter to dougalvet@gmail.com 


Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Breaffy Vet Clinic, Castlebar, Co. Mayo require a vet nurse to join our team. Full-time position with no weekend work. Interested candidates to apply with CV to Vivian at breaffyvet@gmail.com


Caherconlish, Co. Limerick

Veterinary nurse required at East Limerick Veterinary Centre. We are a three-vet mixed practice, ten minutes from Limerick city. Newly refurbished, well equipped clinic with supportive staff and friendly clientele. Full-time hours, attractive package for the right candidate. Email CV to Peadar200@hotmail.com or call +353 87 857 1068.



Wicklow Veterinary Clinic requires an enthusiastic, full time nurse to join our team which is focussed on excellence in both customer service and patient care. Experience preferred but new graduates considered as full training will be provided. Competitive salary offered. CPD encouraged and supported. Email CV and cover letter to val@wicklowvets.ie


Firhouse, Dublin

Seeking RVN to join our team in our recently refurbished five-vet hospital. At MyVet our nurses play a key role in patient care with plenty of opportunity to use their skills. 40-hour week, no on-call, good work life balance and good terms. Our ideal candidate aims for high standards of patient and client care, is a good communicator and has a sense of humour! CV and cover to liam@myvet.ie



Clerkin Veterinary Hospitals, Cavan. Position available for a qualified veterinary nurse for a busy mixed six-vet practice, with two small animal hospitals. Progressive, wide caseload. Equipped with a full lab, diagnostic suite and extensive anaesthetic monitoring equipment. Friendly practice. Good communication skills essential. CPD encouraged. CVs to annaghleeanne@gmail.com or phone +353 86 063 8813.


Naas, Co. Kildare

Due to expansion Highfield Veterinary Group are hiring a RVN for our Naas branch. Full-time permanent position in a newly refurbished practice, all mod cons. No OOHs, one-in-four weekend rota. Salary commensurate with experience. CPD encouraged and funded. Good working atmosphere, all nursing skills utilised. Please send CV and cover letter to rebecca@highfield.ie 


Dungarvan, Waterford

Full-time RVN required to join our busy progressive veterinary hospital, Dungarvan, Waterford. Experience an advantage but not essential. Ideal candidate will work well as part of our team and have strong customer service skills and a very keen interest in nursing duties. No OOH. Please send cover letter and CV to riversidevets@eircom.net


Swords, Co. Dublin

Applewood Veterinary Clinic  is looking for ambitious RVN. Ideal candidate should have one year SA experience, good communication and nursing skills. We offer: excellent salary package to ideal candidate, 36-39 hours per week, paid VCI/VDS fees, CPD's encouraged and funded. Apply to applewoodvetclinic@gmail.com or by phone on +353 1 840 6135.


Loughrea, Co. Galway

Lakeside Veterinary Clinic seeks a RVN to join our SA team. Experienced candidate preferred however recent graduates welcome to apply. Working on own initiative, good communication skills and team player a must. Full-time position with no OOHs. Excellent remuneration package including VCI fees, VDS cover. Send CV to springsvets@gmail.com


Limerick city

Enthusiastic RVN required for busy SA clinic, Limerick city. Do you want to use your amazing nursing skills to the best of your ability? The ideal candidate will be able to work on their own initiative with confidence and good communication skills. Good package and remuneration for the right candidate. CV with cover letter to mail@treatyveterinaryclinic.comFull and part time positions available.

RVN - maternity cover

Dublin 15

Veterinary nurse wanted for SA Hospital in Dublin 15. No OOH, one weekend in five. Maternity cover, effective immediately until April 2021. Please send email to vickie@caravetgroup.com

Head nurse

Limerick city

Treaty Veterinary Clinic is a busy SA practice in Limerick City. Due to continuing growth and range of services we offer, we now wish to recruit a Head Nurse to lead, motivate and manage our team of nurses. This position offers a fantastic career opportunity to the successful applicant. Experience in SA practice and additional nursing/other relevant qualifications will be an advantage. Good remuneration package €30,000 plus depending on experience. CV to mail@treatyveterinaryclinic.com


Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Cottage Veterinary Clinic requires a full-time, experienced RVN to join our friendly supportive team. Involves all aspects of nursing and will suit a candidate who is enthusiastic about patient care, with excellent communication skills and works well in a team. 38-hour, four-day week, with one-in-four Saturday half day and no OOH. VCI/VDS fees paid. CPD is encouraged and supported. CV to cottvetltd@gmail.com


Dundalk, Co. Louth

RVN required to join our friendly mixed practice in Bridge House Vets. Full-time and part-time work available. No on-call duties/out of hours. CPD encouraged. Please send CV to info@bridgehousevetsdundalk.com