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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:

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.


Cork city

Full-time RVN required in a multi-centre practice in Cork city. It is a small animal position based in Carrigaline 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. Email applications to info@abbeyvillevet.ie


Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Tullamore Veterinary Clinic requires a full-time/part-time veterinary nurse to join a progressive and friendly AS practice. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, with a strong motivation to provide a first-class service to our patients and clients. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. VCI fees paid, CPD encouraged and funded, no OOH. Competitive remuneration package. Email CV to gervaise.monks@gmail.com 


Kilcock, Kildare

RVN required for Kilcock Veterinary Hospital, SA only. No OOH's. Supports will be given to any recent graduates looking to apply. Salary is negotiable and depending on experience. All mod cons - Full lab, US and digital radiography on site. Please email CVs to


Killarney, Kerry

Ark Veterinary Hospital, Killarney, require a friendly, motivated RVN to join our busy, four-vet small animal hospital. Good teamwork and communication skills essential. Full-time position, good rota. Apply to killarneyvetjob@gmail.com


Swords, Dublin

Applewood Veterinary Clinic in Swords, Co. Dublin seeking for experienced RVN with grooming experience. Work in modern practice with all mod cons; digital x-rays, ultrasound, capnograph, gas anaesthesia. Excellent salary package with paid CPD's and VCI's fees. Please send CVs to applewoodvetclinic@gmail.com


Firhouse, Dublin

Seeking RVN to join our team in our recently refurbished five-vet hospital in Firhouse. 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 and is a good communicator. CV and cover to liam@myvet.ie


Midleton, Cork

RVN required to join our companion animal practice. Good rota and working conditions. Our nurses are highly involved in all aspects of care which include clinical work and nurse led clinics and are encouraged to work on their own initiative. Experience preferably but new graduates welcome. Salary commensurate with experience. CV and cover letter to info@midletonvets.ie


Athenry, Co. Galway

Veterinary nurse required for Gorteen Acre Veterinary Clinic, a busy mixed animal practice (60% LA/40% SA). Small team with a friendly working  environment. Applicant must have good communication skills and be meticulous in their work. Full/Part time position available. Contact Eoin +353 87 936 7307 or email eoinglynnvet@gmail.com

Senior/Head nurse

Dublin city

The Animal Welfare Clinic require an experienced RVN to join the team as Senior/Head nurse. The role will involve all aspects of nursing as well as the day-to-day running of the practice.  Would suit an enthusiastic, friendly and conscientious person. Opportunity to develop the nursing team by sharing and encouraging best practice and developing nurse clinics. Excellent rota and work/life balance. Salary commensurate with experience. CV and cover letter to charlemontvets@gmail.com


Dublin city

The Animal Welfare Clinic require RVN to join our companion animal practice. Excellent, flexible rota working three days per week and 2-in-6 Saturdays, no OOH. We are a friendly, progressive 12-person team. Our nurses are highly involved in all aspects of care, including 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


Inchicore, Dublin

The Irish Blue Cross is looking for a veterinary nurse for our Inchicore Clinic, 18 hours per week, parental leave cover. Modern, well-equipped clinic with friendly team. Ideal candidate would have three years SA experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Email CV and cover letter to una.otoole@bluecross.ie. Closing date for applications Friday 26th June.


Convoy, Co. Donegal

Veterinary nurse required for progressive family mixed practice in Convoy, Co. Donegal. Ideal candidate will have the ability to work on their own initiative. Country practice in a beautiful location. CPD encouraged and funded. Apply to smythveterinary@gmail.com



Full-time RVN required to join our friendly progressive team at Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital.  Ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, motivated team player. No on-call duties or OOH. CPD encouraged and supported. CVs and cover letters to gilabbeyvetreception@gmail.com. FAO Grace/Maeve or phone +353 21 496 2799.



Qualified VN 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. CVs to admin@anicare.ie 


Kilkenny city

Ormonde Veterinary Hospital requires a qualified veterinary nurse to cover maternity leave with the added possibility of continued employment thereafter. The ideal candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, will be enthusiastic and hard-working, with excellent communication skills.  Competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience. CPD strongly encouraged and supported. CVs to ormondevets@gmail.com


Headford, Co. Galway

Veterinary nurse required at Divilly Vet Clinic, Headford, Co. Galway. We are a mixed practice only twenty minutes from Galway city. Friendly working environment with excellent support and a strong team ethic. Please forward cover letter and CV to info@divillyvetclinic.ie


Ballina, Co. Mayo

Vet nurse required at Ballina Vet Clinic, Co. Mayo. We are a three-vet, two-nurse mixed practice but all nursing duties are small animal related. No weekends. Fully equipped to hospital standard.  Experience preferred but new graduates considered. Email CV to Fintanod@hotmail.com or call +353 87 967 9708.

Veterinary nurse

Athy, Co. Kildare

Full-time veterinary nurse required to join our friendly, progressive team in Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital. Ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and hard-working, with excellent communication skills. VCI fees paid, CPD encouraged and funded, no OOH. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send CV and cover letter to shane.gilabbey@gmail.com or call +353 21 496 2799.