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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:
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.


RVN

Ballina, Co. Mayo

Moy Veterinary Clinic is looking for an additional nurse to join our team. Mixed practice with VCI hospital accreditation on our companion animal side. Weekend daytime work is on a shared rota. No night duty. No OOH phone duty. Hourly rates of pay, paid every four weeks. VCI registration and VDS cover paid. CPD supported. All equipment and uniforms supplied. Email moyvetclinic@gmail.com 

RVNs

Firhouse, Lucan & Maynooth

Calling all new graduate nurses! Want to join our graduate program. Modern clinics with plenty of toys, including CT. Friendly and supportive team. Daily rounds and weekly practice meetings. Practical nursing, using all the skills you've learned in college. VCI and VDS membership. Regular CPD provided. A dedicated nurse mentor. Potential for career progression. Firhouse, Lucan and Maynooth branches. If you think this would be the purrfect fit for you, drop us a line and we'll have a chat. CV and cover letter to nuala@myvet.ie

RVN

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Full-time RVN required to join our young, busy and progressive veterinary hospital. We are a 100% SA, family-owned practice. Low staff turnover. Experience an advantage but not essential. Ideal candidate will work well as part of our team, have strong customer service skills and a very keen interest in nursing duties. No OOH or late clinics. Competitive salary with chance of incremental rise for successful candidate. Apply with CV to riversidevetsdungarvan@gmail.com

RVN

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Auburn Veterinary Hospital, Mullingar, require a full-time veterinary nurse to join our friendly team. Experience desirable but not essential. No on-call, night duty or OOH. Well-equipped practice (gas anaesthesia, haematology/biochemistry, digital x-ray and ultrasound). VCI fees paid CPD encouraged and funded. Please apply to info@auburnvets.ie

RVN

The Curragh, Co. Kildare

Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital, The Curragh, Co. Kildare. RVN required for busy equine hospital. Duties will include care of hospitalised patients, assisting with surgery, anaesthesia, lameness investigation, internal medicine cases with a strong neonatology component during foal season, diagnostic imaging and scintigraphy. Cover letter and CV to Catherine McAvinney at catherinemca@aleh.ie

RVN

Clondalkin, Co. Dublin

Clondalkin Animal Clinic. Full-time RVN required to join our expanding team in a busy, modern, long established West Dublin SA veterinary clinic. Our nurses are involved in all aspects of the clinic, and patient care, so the ideal candidate would have good communication skills and work well within a team. New graduates welcome to apply. Salary 25-28k depending on experience and this will be reviewed in six months. No ooh. VCI and VDS fees will also be paid in addition to salary. Cover letter and CV to headnursecac21@gmail.com

RVN

Togher, Cork

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital, Cork. 12-month RVN position with possibility of a permanent post available with immediate effect. General nursing role to cover maternity leave and team expansion. Join our friendly, progressive team, passionate about providing gold standard care. Full-time hours, four-day week, one-in-seven Saturdays, No OOH. Ideal candidate will have two plus years’ experience, but new graduates welcomed and considered. CV and cover letter to gilabbeyvetreception@gmail.com FAO Grace.

RVN

Clane, Co. Kildare

Highfield Veterinary Group require an enthusiastic RVN to join a friendly team in a well-equipped busy clinic. Nurses are a key element to each of our successful teams, pro-nurse atmosphere, where all your skills will be used. No OOH, one-in-five Saturdays. New graduates welcome to apply. Attractive graduate programme available with competitive starting salary. VCI/VDS fees will be paid and you will have access to the company pension scheme. CPD is fully encouraged and funded. CV and cover Letter to rebecca@highfield.ie

RVN

Bray, Co. Wiclow

BrayVet require a qualified veterinary nurse registered with VCI for maternity cover. Capable of using initiative, with good nursing skills and a willing team player working as part of a long-standing professional team. Work to rota. User of Pet Emergency Hospital after hours. CV and letter of application to mary@brayvet.com

RVN

Duleek, Co. Meath

Duleek Vet Hospital requires a part-time/full-time RVN for a mixed veterinary hospital. Experience preferred. Hours/days flexible. VDS and VCI fees covered if full-time and CPD encouraged. Apply with CV to vandonnellan@hotmail.com or whatsapp for more information on +353 86 823 9182.

RVN

Swords, Co. Dublin

Swords Veterinary Hospital has a vacancy for a RVN. Busy SA clinic with all modern equipment and facilities. Good team support and lots of opportunities to progress. Weekends are 1:4, Saturday 8am-2pm, Sunday 10am-12pm with day off in lieu the following Wednesday. Out-of-hours is covered by UCD Pet Emergency Hospital. Nurse consults and clinics are encouraged. CPD is also encouraged. Salary is commensurate with experience ranging from 15-20 per hour. CV to Conor O'Scanaill at vacanciessvh@gmail.com

SA RVN

Kildare

MiNight Vet Kildare. O.O.H SA Hospital in Kildare have an exciting opportunity for a full-time nurse to join their team. 7 nights on, 14 nights off basis with 1:6 weekend days. Encouraged training and development, excellent career and skills growth opportunities. Fully equipped hospital. E.C.C experience a plus. Accommodation available. Competitive salary. Email minightvetkildare@ttga.ie

RVN

Mahon, Cork

We are expanding our team! Full-time RVN required for a busy small animal clinic in Mahon, Cork. Three-vet, four-nurse and reception team. The suitable candidate should have excellent communication skills with a passion for patient and customer care. Experience preferred but not essential. 38+ hours per week (including Saturday). No on-call or OOH. CV and cover letter to gooldsveterinaryclinic@gmail.com

RVN

Co. Limerick

RVN wanted. We are a Limerick and Clare based, multisite expanding SA practice with a progressive young team. Dedicated to high standards of clinical work and work life balance, with a dedicated night team. We are looking for a candidate for our Clare Street branch, full or part-time is an option. Excellent work conditions, facilities, negotiable salary €25-30k depending on your experience. CPD supported, funded and in addition to your annual leave. VCI & VDS paid. Email Kathy@rockhallveterinary.ie

RVN

Co. Cavan

Clerkin Veterinary Hospitals, position available for a qualified veterinary nurse for a busy, mixed six-vet practice in Cavan, 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. Please email CV to annaghleeanne@gmail.com or phone +353 86 063 8813.

Two RVNs

Co. Dublin

Anicare Veterinary Group, Dublin, seeks two newly qualified veterinary nurses to join our expanding team. This is an exciting position to join a well-equipped and managed Veterinary Group who are part of the IVC family. We run a full new graduate training programme and provide excellent support and guidance. Excellent rota with no on-call duties and post-Covid, plenty of social events. The ideal candidate will have good people skills and work well within a team. Please send CV to admin@anicare.ie 

RVN

Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Veterinary nurse required to join our friendly team at Barrowvale Veterinary Clinic, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow (mixed practice). Experience preferable but not essential. No on-call duties or out-of-hours required. Full-time/part-time hours. Please email CV to clinic@barrowvalevet.ie

RVN

Dublin City

The Animal Welfare Clinic is looking for a qualified RVN to join our companion animal Dublin city centre practice. Excellent, flexible rota working three days per week and two-in-six Saturdays, no OOH. We are a friendly, progressive 15-person team with a great approach to work life balance. Our nurses are highly involved in all aspects of care, including front of house and clinical work such as radiographs, bloods, iv placement and fluid therapy etc. Experience preferable but new graduates welcome. Salary commensurate with experience. CV and cover letter to charlemontvets@gmail.com

RVN

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 spaviewvetjobs@gmail.com  

SA RVN

Northside Dublin

Small animal RVN required for busy 100% small animal practice on Northside Dublin. Minimum one year experience. Full-time position. CPD encouraged. Hospital status. No out-of-hours. One-in-three nurse weekend rota. Applications with CV and cover letter to fairviewvet@gmail.com

RVN

Roscommon Town

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 included. No out-of-hours. 100% small animal. Please email dmflynn2.df@gmail.com or phone Donal on +353 87 805 0159.

RVN

Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Blackrock Veterinary Clinic seeks applications from RVN’s for a full-time position in South Dublin, to join our team of valued nurses who are highly involved in all aspects of patient care. Experience preferable, but new graduates welcome to apply. No OOH. VCI paid, CPD allowance. Please email your CV to blackrockvetmanager@gmail.com

RVN

Oldcastle, Co. Meath

McConnell Flynn and O'Connell are looking for a part-time RVN to join our friendly team. The role would be based in our new purpose built and well-equipped SA surgery. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic and have a positive can-do attitude. Remuneration based on experience. Contact Rosie on +353 87 216 8953 for more information or email CV to rosalierogers86@gmail.com

RVN

Convoy, Co. Donegal

Veterinary nurse required for independent mixed practice in Convoy, Co. Donegal. Wide scope of duties and practice including large animal work. Ideal candidate will have the ability to work on their own initiative, on the direction of senior staff. Country practice in a beautiful location, busy work environment. CPD encouraged and funded.  Apply to smythveterinary@gmail.com

RVN

Killarney, Co. Kerry

Allcare Veterinary Hospital, Killarney, are looking for a fourth veterinary nurse to join our friendly busy and expanding small animal hospital. In-house training provided, CPD and VCI paid. Full-time/part-time. Email killarneyvets@gmail.com with CV.

RVN

Tralee, Co. Kerry

Atlantic Pet Care, Tralee, Co. Kerry, are looking for a qualified vet nurse who is organised, self-motivated and enjoys client contact to join our 100% small animal clinic. No on-call/OOH. Permanent full-time position. VDS and VCI fees paid. Experience preferred but new grads with a willingness to learn welcome to apply. CV to rommvb@yahoo.co.uk

RVN

Gort, Co. Galway

RVN required at The Animal Health Centre. Friendly two-vet practice. X-ray, ultrasound, in-house lab tests etc. Mix of LA and SA duties, TB testing, admin. Good communication and clinical skills essential. Experienced nurses and recent graduates welcome to apply. CPD encouraged, VCI and VDS fees paid. Salary commensurate with experience. No OOH. Phone Gerry on +353 87 253 5652 or email CV to slatteryg@gmail.com 

RVN

Trim and Navan, Co. Meath

Pawsawhile, Trim and Navan, require a vet nurse to join our friendly busy small animal clinics. Experienced preferably but not essential. Well-equipped veterinary clinic: digital x-ray, in house IDEXX haematology, biochemistry and urinalysis. Excellent package available with generous remuneration and CPD. Apply to pawsawhiletrim@gmail.com  

RVN

Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

RVN required to join our team at Damer Veterinary Clinic, Roscrea. Full/ part-time position. We are a VCI accredited veterinary hospital with all associated equipment. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate, with excellent communication skills, renumeration commensurate with experience. Send CV to allendunne1809@hotmail.com

RVN

Co. Kildare

Highfield Veterinary Group are seeking to hire an enthusiastic RVN for our Edenderry branch. No OOH. 1/5 weekend rota. Progressive very pro nurse veterinary group. Competitive salary, new graduates welcome. Company pension scheme available any many more benefits!  Email rebecca@highfield.ie  

RVNs

Summerhill, Co. Meath

Veterinary Specialists Ireland are seeking three RVNs for full-time permanent positions. Part-time positions considered. New graduates or experienced RVNs, with full training provided. We actively encourage the development of advanced nursing skills. Regular in-house CPD, funded external CPD and Certificate programmes. 40-hour week, 26-36K, annual pay review, VCI registration and VDS. Email turlough@vetspecialists.ie

RVN

Blackpool, Cork

Sunbeam Veterinary Hospital require a RVN for a full-time, permanent position. Multi-practice, Cork city based group. The successful candidate will join our experienced eight-nurse, seven-vet hospital team. In-house training provided, new graduates welcome to apply. SA only. No reception duties. Opportunity for career progression. CPD and VCI paid. 22k-30k negotiable depending on experience. 40hr week. OOH, weekends (one-in-eight) and bank holidays. 21 days annual leave. Email info@sunbeamvets.com

RVN

Limerick City

Full-time/Maternity Cover. RVN required by City Vet, Limerick, rewarding opportunity as part of a team delivering exceptional animal care and professional service. 35 hours per week; no Saturdays, 1-in-5 OOH on-call. Competitive salary, CPD encouraged, experience preferred but not essential. Contact Ray Ryan at ray@hrhub.ie

RVN

Limerick City

Treaty Veterinary Clinic. We are seeking an ambitious RVN looking to take the next step in their career. Would suit an experienced nurse who is happy to lead by example, has great communication and organisation skills. You will have an interest in how to motivate a team to achieve their personal and practice goals. Ideally you will have experience of teaching nurses. Good renumeration package for the right candidate. CV to mail@treatyveterinaryclinic.com

RVN

Dundalk, Co. Louth

RVN to join our friendly supportive team at Bridge House Veterinary Clinic. CPD encouraged. We are a mixed practice in Dundalk, Co. Louth. Please send CV to info@bridgehousevetsdundalk.com or phone +353 87 250 7366.