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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:
j.bloggs@anytownvethosp.ie”

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.


VETERINARY NURSING

Please note: Following communications from the Veterinary Council of Ireland, advertisers in the veterinary nursing section are reminded that “acts of veterinary nursing can only be carried out by a Registered Veterinary Nurse” and that the wording of classified in this section should not confuse veterinary nursing position with other non-registrant positions such as “animal care assistants”. 

SA RVN

Galway City

Bushypark Vets requires SA VN for our new 100% SA purpose-built clinic on the edge of Galway City. Our lovely clinic consists of nine vets, seven nurses including specialists in orthopaedics and ophthalmology. Full-time or part-time will be considered but a minimum of three years SA experience is essential. All mod cons including ultrasound, dental x-ray, idexx blood machine etc. VCI, VDS covered. Come join our team and work in the beautiful seaside destination of Galway. CVs to info@bushyparkvets.ie or phone Maeve on 087 334 4110.

RVN

South Dublin

South Dublin Vets are looking for an enthusiastic VN to join our friendly team. If you are a registered nurse who wants to advance your career in a busy clinic and loves the profession, then you would be perfect for this role. We have two clinics based in Dundrum and Terenure. VCI Fees covered. CPD allowance. 20 days annual leave. Sick pay. Salary €28,000-35,000 DOE. Please send your CV to manager@southdublinvets.ie

RVN

Cavan/Meath

RVN required for a practice in the Cavan/Meath area. Full or part-time considered. Independently owned. Fully equipped with digital x-ray, dental, blood machine, ultrasound and gas anaesthesia. No OOH. Experienced or new grads welcome. Please send applications to Bororavets@gmail.com

RVN

Limerick

Veterinary nurse, new graduate or experienced required. We have a suitable vacancy for you to join a friendly, caffeine loving, dedicated nursing team. We are committed to achieving the best patient care. Our clinic has undergone a major revamp where we now have the most up to date air con and all the usual toys Idexx, DX x-ray and dental x-ray systems, Ultrasound and two theatres, with a varied case load. €13-18 per hour depending on experience and we pay additional on-call fees and double time at weekends, VCI/VDS paid, funded CPD. CV to mail@tvh.ie

RVN

Roscommon

Full-time RVN required to join our team at All Creatures Vets, Roscommon town. We have a well-equipped practice with all the mod cons and with a nice working environment. Member of xlvets, VCI and CPD and Nurse Graduate Program included. Email dmflynn2.df@gmail.com or phone Donal on 087 805 0159.

RVN

Co. Kildare

Enthusiastic RVN required join our ten-nurse SA team at Moss Veterinary Hospital in Naas and Animals First Veterinary Hospital, Kilcullen Co. Kildare. Well equipped, progressive practice offering a good working environment. No on call. 1:4 Saturdays. Contact Cornelie ckennedy@mossvethospital.ie

RVN

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Deise Vets require a RVN. Full-time position with no OOH. We have a friendly dedicated team and are keen to welcome an enthusiastic nurse eager to progress their skills and contribute to a good working environment. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to patient care and client communication. VCI and VDS fees covered and we are happy to encourage and fund CPD. Uniforms provided. Experience, although preferred, is not essential. Competitive rate of pay commensurate with experience. Contact deisevetmairead@gmail.com

RVN

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Riverside Veterinary Hospital, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, requires an RVN to join our friendly progressive small animal team. This is a full-time role with no OOH and we are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with strong customer care skills. Please send a CV and cover letter to riversidevetsdungarvan@gmail.com

RVN

Rathcoole, Co. Dublin

Vet Care Rathcoole is seeking a new graduate RVN for their busy SA practice. No OOH. €13.50 per hour with robust benefits to supplement your salary including annual salary reviews. Full support and training supplied with our bespoke Nurse Academy. Employee wellbeing and patient care prioritised. CV to linda.langton@vetcare.ie

RVN

Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Seaview Veterinary Clinic require a full-time RVN. Progressive practice with digital x-ray, ultrasound, dental, state of the art blood machines and parasitology lab. Busy caseload including soft tissue and orthopaedic cases. No OOH but will be required to take part in the Saturday rota 1:4 with time off in lieu. We offer an attractive four-day working week which allows a great work-life balance. The ideal candidate would be interested in both LA and SA nursing. New graduates welcome to apply. Cover letter and CV to Ulrike at seaviewvet@gmail.com

SA RVN

Dunboyne, Co. Meath

Highfield Veterinary Clinic are looking for a passionate RVN to join our SA veterinary team in our purpose built clinic in Dunboyne. The team is progressive and innovative. This position is available for permanent, full-time hours. Weekend rota 1:5 with time in lieu returned. No OOH. Salary commensurable to experience. VDS/VCI are among some of the benefits offered. Please contact niamh.fagan@highfield.ie for further information.

RVN

Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Old Church Veterinary Hospital is looking for a full-time veterinary nurse to join our fully equipped, modern hospital. The suitable candidate should have excellent communication skills, a passion for patient and client care and be a team player. We have an excellent supportive team of nurses and vets. Email replies to laura.doherty@oldchurchvets.com

RVN

Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath

Full-time RVN required for thriving practice just 45 minutes from Dublin off the M4/M6 motorway in Park Pets Veterinary Clinic, Kinnegad. Teaching practice with great opportunities to learn and upskill. First opinion and referral work. DR radiography, ECG, capnography, ultrasound, in-house lab. New graduates welcome. No OOH. Salary 32-36k. CV to frogersvet@hotmail.com 

Equine RVN

Fethard, Tipperary

Equine veterinary nurse position available at Fethard Equine Hospital. Full-time position available for an RVN to join our team of eight nurses. Rotating role through surgery, medicine, inpatient and outpatient care. Shared OOH rota. Salary negotiable dependant on experience. For further info please contact hr@obyrneandhalley.ie

RVN

Macroom, Co. Cork

Coolcower Veterinary Clinic requires RVN for companion animal nursing in Macroom, Co.Cork. Full or part-time considered. No out-of-hours. Purpose built clinic with in-house blood machine, digital x-ray ,dental machine etc. Salary dependant on experience. VCI and VDS covered. If interested. please apply to patbourkevet@gmail.com

Part-Time RVN

Inchicore, Dublin 8

St Francis Pet Dispensary. Part-time veterinary nurse required. Ideally 20 hours per week, but flexible for the right candidate. Excellent work-life balance. OOH externally managed. Newly expanded and renovated small animal charity clinic. Ideally will have clinical experience as a veterinary nurse, preferably in a SA clinic. Salary up to €16.70 per hour DOE. VCI and CVE paid. Apply to Pauline Behan (Practice Manager) at pb@stfrancis.ie 

RVN

Kilkenny City

Ormonde Veterinary Hospital, Kilkenny City, require an enthusiastic and dedicated full or part-time RVN to join our friendly and supportive team. Our companion animal hospital is accredited to the highest standard by the VCI. CPD is encouraged and funded. We not only offer a competitive package but a variable degree of cases and surgical procedures. CV to practicemanagerormonde@gmail.com

RVN

South Dublin

South Dublin Vets are looking for an enthusiastic RVN to join our friendly team! We are a two-clinic practice based in Terenure and Dundrum. If you enjoy working in a busy clinic dedicated to our patient’s care and with lots of opportunities for learning then please send your CV to manager@southdublinvets.ie

RVN

Waterford

Tír na Bhó Vets, Waterford, seek experienced/new grad nurse to join team of four vets, animal care assistant and RVN in mixed practice with growing SA. Duties primarily SA. Salary commensurate with experience - extra salary if interested in assuming practice manager role. VCI and VDS covered. No OOh. 38-40 hours per week. Some Saturday morning work. Contact Jim 087 232 1330 or email jmurphyvet@gmail.com

 

Dental Nurse

Lucan, Co. Dublin

MyVet Lucan seek full-time RVN to join expanding dental team. The role will mainly comprise specialist dental work in our dedicated dental suite with the remainder spent in the first opinion part of the hospital. MyVet Lucan is a busy hospital, with 11 vets and a varied caseload, where the focus is on high quality veterinary medicine. Email applications to rebecca@myvet.ie

Primary Care Nurse

Firhouse, Co. Dublin

MyVet Firhouse seek full-time RVN to join their fantastic team. The successful applicant will be working in a purpose-built clinic alongside an experienced and supportive team. Experience desirable but not essential. Email applications to rebecca@myvet.ie

OOH Nurse

Lucan, Co. Dublin

MyVet Lucan seek experienced RVN to join their OOH team. The role will involve caring for our inpatients and emergency appointments with successful applicants working a combination of night shifts and weekend daytime shifts, an average 28-hour week.  Email applications to rebecca@myvet.ie

Surgical Nurse

Lucan, Co. Dublin

MyVet Lucan seek full-time RVN to join their wonderful team. The role will mainly comprise specialist surgical work (approx 80%) in our Surgical Referral Service, with the remainder spent in the first opinion part of the hospital. MyVet Lucan is a busy hospital, with 11 vets and a varied caseload, focus is on high quality veterinary medicine. Email applications to rebecca@myvet.ie

RVN

Buttevant, Co. Cork

Buttevant Veterinary Centre requires a full or part-time vet nurse to join our team in North Cork. This is a modern, progressive, well equipped practice. 65% LA/35% companion animal. The ideal candidate would be interested in both LA and SA nursing, and some office administration. Excellent CPD is available and encouraged. Apply to buttevantveterinarycentre@gmail.com

 

RVN

Duleek, Co Meath

Full-time/part-time RVN required for mixed practice. Independently owned. All mod cons including blood machines, digital x-ray, dental and Ultrasound. Paid CPD days included in package, VCI fees covered. Experienced nurse or new grads welcome. Saturday 1:3 but only four hours. No OOH. Salary commensurate with experience. For further information email vandonnellan@hotmail.com

 

RVN

Ballincollig, Co.Cork

RVN required at Oldcote Veterinary Clinic, Ballincollig. Applicants qualifications must be registrable with the VCI. 100% CA practice. No OOH included in the role. Full and part-time candidates welcome to apply. New graduates welcome to apply. VCI and VDS fees paid. CPD allowance. Uniforms provided. Salary €14-€20 per hour DOE. Email CV and cover letter to oldcotevet@gmail.com

 

RVN

Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Dunmasc Genetics require a RVN. This exciting role does not involve traditional clinical work and is solely bovine and office based. LA experience preferable, but not essential as training will be provided. No OOH or weekend work. VCI and VDS paid. Relevant CPD funded and time off provided. Excellent package includes €40k salary, pension, BTW, 22 days annual leave, public holidays and company days, 37.5 hours per week. Company phone and travel expenses provided. Applications/enquiries to info@dunmasc.ie or call 057 860 1813.  

RVN

Youghal, Co. Cork

Full-time or part-time position for a RVN at Blue Coast Veterinary Clinic. New graduate welcome and supported. No OOH. Hourly rate plus overtime paid, salary DOE. VCI/VDS paid, CPD funded and encouraged. Duties would include SA medical/surgical nursing with reception/day-to-day practice management. Our dedicated team needs a nurse with excellent communication skills and strong ethic, focused on our patients’ care and wellbeing. Send CV, cover letter and enquiries to Johanna at savetpractice13@yahoo.ie

RVN

Sligo Town

St Benedict’s Vet Hospital in Sligo town requires a full-time veterinary nurse to work in fully equipped veterinary hospital, mainly companion animal work alongside two experienced nurses. Salary dependent in experience. Phone Brian on 087 251 3327 or email CV to bmcdermott20@gmail.com

RVN

Killoe, Co. Longford

Full-time RVN required. Located in Killoe, Emma Plant Veterinary is found five minutes off the N4. Our SA practice manages a diverse caseload and enjoys a wonderful client base. In this role, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills across all areas. As an independent practice, we priortise client care and support healthy work life balance for staff. No weekends/OOH needed. While experience is a plus, we welcome new graduates and provide mentorship. Contact eplantvet@gmail.com

SA RVN

Midleton, Co. Cork

Midleton Veterinary Hospital are looking for an enthusiastic RVN to join our SA team full time. We are a fully equipped, friendly and professional hospital. The ideal candidate should have a strong work ethic, be adaptable and a good team player. Some clinical experience preferred but would happily consider recent graduates. CPD strongly encouraged and funded. VCI/VDS paid. Weekend rota of 1:4. No OOH. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Cover letter and CV to info@midletonvets.ie

RVN

Athenry, Co. Galway

Full/Part-time Nurse required for friendly mixed practice in Athenry, (20 mins from Galway City). Team of four vets, one nurse and office staff. Mod cons include blood machines, digital x-ray, dental and ultrasound. Mainly SA but opportunity to do some large and equine nursing if desired. Paid CPD days included in package, VCI fees covered. Experienced nurse or new grads welcome. No out-of-hours. Applications to brodyvets@gmail.com or call 087 966 4877.

SA RVN

Nutgrove, Co. Dublin

SA RVN required. Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital seeks an RVN to join our first opinion and referral practice. This is a full-time position. Very varied and interesting caseload. We would welcome applications from both experienced or recently qualified colleagues to join our team of three RVNs and five ACAs. Attractive salary commensurate with experience. CV and cover letter to nutgrovevet@outlook.com

RVN

Tipperary

Clonmel Vet Clinic in Tipperary is looking to hire an additional RVN to add to the team (our group presently has six vets, two nurses and five clerical staff). Small animal nursing and general practice support. No OOH duties. Great package and working conditions on offer. Enthusiastic and confident applicants please email us on cahirveterinary@gmail.com or ring/WhatsApp Folke on 086 259 7280.