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Veterinary practitioners Locums wanted

For information on placing a classified in the Veterinary Ireland Journal, email vetclassified@ifpmedia.com

Please return all correspondence with box numbers to IFP Media, Castlecourt, Monkstown Farm, Glenageary, Co. Dublin

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.


Ballincollig, Cork

Regular Saturday morning locum VS required in Oldcote Vet Clinic, Ballincollig, Cork. We are a 100% companion animal practice. Email CV along with cover letter to cotter_deirdre@yahoo.com  

SA Vet

Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Locum required, 100% small animal in The Green Veterinary Centre, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Starting June. Friendly practice, well-equipped with digital x-ray, idexx blood machine, ecg, gas anaesthetic. No on-call. Minimum of two years’ experience required. Please ring Niamh on +353 86 801 2128 or email greenvetcent@eircom.net          

SA Vet

Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Crowes Veterinary Clinic, Carrick-on-Shannon, requires small animal locum vet for May, June, July. Immediate start. Please contact Thomas Crowe on +353 86 832 1521 or crowesveterinaryclinic@gmail.com



Cedar Grove Vets, Belfast. Summer Locum Position. We are seeking an experienced veterinary surgeon locum from May to September. 20-40 hours per week as mutually agreed. Cedar Grove is a progressive small animal RCVS Accredited Hospital. Excellent surgical, medical and diagnostic facilities to include CT, MRI and Imaging Suite. Email j.crawford-allen@cedargrovevets.com


Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Petcare Vets, Charlelsand, is looking for a skilled locum vet surgeon to cover annual leave from 7th-12th June. Hours include 9am-6pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9:30-11:30am. Out-of-hours covered by the PEH. Sole charge and surgical competence are essential. We have great clients and a friendly team. To apply, please email admin@petcarevets.ie FAO Alex.


Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Due to illness an urgent VS maternity cover position is now available for Wednesdays 9am-6pm and every other Saturday morning 9:30 to 11:30am starting April 14th 2021. Saturdays can be picked up as availability suits and a minimum day rate paid for these. Sole charge and surgical competence essential. We have great clients and a friendly team. To apply, email admin@petcarevets.ie FAO Alex.


Gorey, Co. Wexford

Mill House Veterinary Practice require a locum for 3-6 months for mixed general practice. Starting ASAP. Please direct CV and cover letter to millhousevet@gmail.com. Permanent position for suitable candidate.


Killarney, Co. Kerry

Locum vet wanted for mixed practice in Killarney to cover two days a week and one weekend a month with the option for more days if requested. Good communication skills essential. Caseload varied and interesting with high quality case workup encouraged. CV to kvetclinic@gmail.com 

SA Vet

Athenry, Co. Galway

Wanted: Small animal locum vet for the month of April this year, Athenry, Co. Galway. Fully equipped small animal surgery with gas anaesthesia, digital x-ray, haematology, biochemistry, etc. No out-of-hours, hours worked can be arranged to suit candidate.  Reply to brendankellyvet@yahoo.com or +353 85 800 2024.