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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.

Practice for sale

Kilkenny city

Progressive rural SA hospital for sale. Situated in a busy rural town just 10 minutes outside Kilkenny City. Well-established loyal client base, enthusiastic staff. Hospital Status. Currently single vet, but ready for expansion. LA/mixed practice potential also. Ideal opportunity displaying year on year growth. Facilities include x-ray, ultrasound, Idexx analysers, etc. For further info, contact KilkennyVetPracticeForSale@gmail.com

Practice for sale

Cork city

Veterinary Practice for sale. SA 50%/Equine 50%. Thriving town 20 minutes from Cork city. Two-man practice. Good client base with room for expansion. DR x-ray, ultrasound scanner, endoscope lab facilities. Options to buy (part finance available), to lease or to work as assistant with view to invest at later date with salary proportionate to experience and responsibility for appropriate candidate. Contact vetpracticeforsale2020@gmail.com

SA Surgery for lease

Seeking SA vet to develop their own business in our fully equipped surgery along with our current business of canine reproduction. No investment is required with this unique opportunity. Immediate or early new year start. For further information visit www.cabravets.com and www.trade-genetics.com Inspection and open discussion contact: +353 86 819 0076 or +353 504 58900. Email: tradegenetics@gmail.com

Fire CR Digital Xray and generator

Fire CR Digital Xray and generator for sale, as we are upgrading our system. Contact Bushypark Vets, Galway for more information +353 87 334 4110.

Buying group

We are two established mixed practices and we are looking to set up a buying group with other practices. If interested please send an email to vetbuyinggroup@gmail.com. All replies will be dealt with in strictest confidence.