Welcome to Veterinary Ireland

Veterinary Ireland is the representative body for veterinary surgeons in Ireland. Its role is to represent veterinary surgeons in Ireland and to facilitate the veterinary profession in its commitment to improving the health and welfare of animals under its care, to protecting public health and to serving the changing needs of its clients and the community through effective and innovative leadership. For information on membership and membership application click here.

We are also pleased to announce our Irish Veterinary Journal has now been fully re-launched as an open access journal with BioMed Central, and is freely available online please go to www.irishvetjournal.org

VICAS Winter Conference & CAVI Sheep Medicine & Flock Health Day

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Kindly sponsored by

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The VICAS Winter Conference is returning to the Radisson Blu Galway from the 30 Jan to the 1st Feb 2015

With Exciting lectures on Orthopaedics, Business, Ethics & Social Media, the conference will be a great opportunity for education, networking and fun.

With a full exhibition and social programme, the weekend will be an enjoyable start to 2015 with 12 CVE credits.

This year the Nurses Stream returns on the Saturday plus also an additional CAVI Sheep Medicine & flock health day.

For more information visit: www.etouches.com/vicas2015 or

Download the full weekend programme here

CVE Credits: 12 for full weekend

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Kindly sponsored by

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The CAVI Sheep Medicine & Flock Health Day will take place as part of the VICAS Winter Conference at the Radisson Hotel Galway on Friday 30th January.

This excellent day of education starts at Teagasc in athenry with practical sessions looking at Parasitology, ultrasonography, anaesthesia/analgaesia techniques and flock health studies. The afternoon at the Radisson Hotel will continue these themes further. With access to the conference exhibition and an excellent opportunity to network.

For more information visit:

www.etouches.com/vicas2015www.etouches.com/vicas2015

Download the programme here

CVE Credits: 10

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  • Frank O’Sullivan, Dr. Vivienne Duggan, Outgoing President, Dr. Joe Collins and Hazel Sheridan, SVI, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, speakers at the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • John O’Rourke, Incoming President, Tom Hayes, T.D., Minster of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Dr. Vivienne Duggan, Outgoing President and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland.
  • John O’Rourke, Incoming President, Tom Hayes, T.D., Minster of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Dr. Vivienne Duggan, Outgoing President and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland.
  • Dearbhla McFadden, T.D., James Bannon, T.D., Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Councillor Frank Murray and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland.
  • John O’Rourke, Incoming President, Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donal Lynch, Past President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, addressing the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference.
  • Dr. Vivienne Duggan, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, addressing the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference.
  • Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and colleagues during the Scientific Session on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • Delegates at the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference on 28th November 2014.
  • Dr. Vivienne Duggan, President of Veterinary Ireland addressing the AGM & Conference.
  • Jim McGreevy, Comtag, Conference Sponsor with Folke Rohrssen, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
  • Declan Gahan, Veterinary Ireland Financial Services.
  • John O’Rourke, Incoming President, John Gilmore, Roscommon, Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Donal Lynch, Past President and Conor Geraghty, CAVI Chair.
  • John Gilmore addressing the AGM & Conference.
  • Niall White, Skoda, Donal Lynch, Past President, Brendan Byrne, Skoda, Conference Sponsor, Sean Coffey, VICAS Chair, John O’Rourke, Incoming President with a Skoda Yeti Sherpa.
  • Brendan Byrne, Skoda, Conference Sponsor and John O’Rourke, Incoming President.
  • Frank O’Sullivan, addressing the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland addressing the AGM & Conference.
  • John O’Rourke, Incoming President, Linda Heduvan, FBD Insurance, Presidents’ Dinner Sponsor and Dr. Vivienne Duggan, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • John O’Rourke being congratulated by Dr. Vivienne Duggan on his inauguration as President of Veterinary Ireland.
  • John O’Rourke, President, makes a picture presentation to Vivienne Duggan, Outgoing President.
  • John O’Rourke, President addressing the AGM following his inauguration as President of Veterinary Ireland.
  • Tom Fitzpatrick, FMB Auditors, Paschal Gibbons, Treasurer, Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland and John O’Rourke, President.
  • Peter Bishton, Deputy Chief Executive addressing the AGM & Conference.
  • Pat Talty, State Sector Chair of Veterinary Ireland, Michael Sexton, Past President, Veterinary Ireland and Bill Cashman, President of Veterinary Council of Ireland.
  • David McKeown, Veterinary Defence Society and Danny Holmes, VICAS.
  • Michael Sexton, Past President, Veterinary Ireland, John O’Rourke, President, Veterinary Ireland and Donal Lynch, Past President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • Neil McGuinness, Davy Select, Main Conference Sponsor addressing the AGM & Conference.
  • John O’Rourke, President, Veterinary Ireland, with his wife Avril and daughters Ailbhe and Emer.
  • John O’Rourke with his wife Avril.
  • Donal Lynch, Past President, John Blackwell, President of the British Veterinary Association and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland.
  • Brendan Smyth and his wife Bernadette.
  • Peter Bishton, Deputy Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland and David McKeown, Veterinary Defence Society.
  • Orla and Frank O’Sullivan.
  • Sean O’Laoide, Past President, Pascal Gibbons, Treasurer, Veterinary Ireland and John Blackwell, President of the British Veterinary Association
  • Catherine Heavey (O’Rourke) with her husband Ivor at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland and Dr. Vivienne Duggan, Outgoing President at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Fintan Graham, Past President and his wife Veronica arriving at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • John Hill, Chair VetNI, Pat Hart, President of North of Ireland Veterinary Association, Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, John Blackwell, President of the British Veterinary Association, Alan Gordan, President, AVSPNI, and Peter Bishton, Deputy Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland.
  • John Hill, Chair VetNI, John O’Rourke, President, Veterinary Ireland, Pat Hart, President of North of Ireland Veterinary Association, John Blackwell, President of the British Veterinary Association, Alan Gordan, President, AVSPNI.
  • Michael McCarthy and Mary Courtney, President, Veterinary Office Association, and David McKeown, Veterinary Defence Society.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, Christy Doherty, FBD, Sponsors of Presidents’ Dinner and John O’Rourke, President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • Michelle and Bill Cashman at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland and Mary Goodman, Veterinary Ireland Financial Services.
  • Christy Doherty, FBD, Sponsors of Presidents’ Dinner addressing the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • John O’Rourke, President, Veterinary Ireland addressing the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Donal Lynch, Past President and Paula Barry Walsh, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, DAFM.
  • Dr. Vivienne Duggan, Outgoing President presenting the Presidents Medal for 2015 to John O’Rourke, President, Veterinary Ireland.