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

Press Releases

 

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 27th November 2015

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Mairead McGuinness MEP Opens Veterinary Ireland Conference & AGM

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 13th November 2015

Collaboration between equine vets & horse industry can protect & enhance the sector

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 9th November 2015

World Cattle Health Veterinary Congress to boost Irish economy by €6 million


CVE Events
VICAS Conference 2016

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4th – 6th March 2016, Radisson Hotel, Galway

VICAS Full Weekend – 12 CVE Credits available
Nursing Session – 6 CVE Credits Available

Click here for Programme

Register online at: https://www.etouches.com/vicas2016

AGM 2015

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  • L – R: Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland, Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Vice President of European Parliament and John O’Rourke, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland
  • L – R: Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Vice President of European Parliament and Professor Stuart Reid, Principal, Royal Veterinary College and Past President RCVS.
  • L – R: Conor Geraghty, Chair, Food Animal Group, Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Vice President of European Parliament and Sean Coffey, VICAS National Committee.
  • L – R: Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Vice President of European Parliament and John O’Rourke, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • L – R: Bill Cashman, President, Veterinary Council of Ireland, Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Vice President of European Parliament, Peter O’Rourke, speaker and Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • L –R: Ann Quinn, Chair, State Sector Group, Veterinary Ireland, Bairbre Sharkey, VICAS National Committee, Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Vice President of European Parliament and Louis Hassett, Equine National Committee.
  • L – R: Brendan Smyth, Local Authority National Committee, Veterinary Ireland, Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Vice President of European Parliament and John O’Rourke, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • L –R : Jane Pigott, BVM BVS, Michael Pigott, MVB MRCVS, and Donal Connolly, Past President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • L- R: John O’Rourke, Outgoing President ,Veterinary Ireland, Conor Geraghty, Chair, Food Animal Group, Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Vice President of European Parliament and Bill Cashman, President, Veterinary Council of Ireland.
  • Donal Lynch, Past President, Veterinary Ireland, speaking during the AGM Motions Session.
  • L – R: Attendees at the AGM and Conference: Sean O’Reilly and Conor Sheridan.
  • Conor Geraghty, Chair, Food Animal Group speaking during the AGM Motions Session.
  • Richard Lane, Food Animal National Committee speaking during the AGM Motions Session.
  • Rita Gately, Local Authority National Committee speaking during the AGM Motions Session.
  • Jiska Roessen, Kerry speaking during the AGM Motions Session.
  • L – R: Speakers at the Scientific Session “Animal Diseases Exotic to Ireland” chaired by Professor Stuart Reid, were Danny Holmes, Michael Sadlier, Mícheál Casey, Pat Kirwan and Bill Cashman.
  • L – R: Attendees at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference, Philip Lynch, Cavan and Claudia Bihl, Cavan.
  • Professor Stuart Reid, Principal, Royal Veterinary College and Past President RCVS chairing the Scientific Session “Animal Diseases Exotic to Ireland.”
  • L – R: David McKeown, Veterinary Defence Society, Caroline Lane, Richard Lane, Food Animal Group National Committee at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Donal Lynch, Past President, Veterinary Ireland, Darragh O’Loughlin, Irish Pharmaceutical Union and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Michelle Cashman, Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland and Bill Cashman, President, Veterinary Council of Ireland.
  • L – R: John O’Rourke, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland presents the Chain of Office to Incoming President, Mairead Wallace-Pigott.
  • L – R: David McKeown, Veterinary Defence Society and Sean O’Laoide, Past President, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Joe Collins, Past President, Veterinary Ireland and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland.
  • L – R: Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland, Bill Cashman, President, Veterinary Council of Ireland, Michelle Cashman, Caroline Lane, Richard Lane, Food Animal National Committee.
  • L – R: Roy Geary, Chairperson, APHA and John O’Rourke, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • L – R: Ailbhe, Avril, John and Emer O’Rourke at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L –R: Tom Fitzpatrick, FMB Accountants and Mary Fitzpatrick at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Seamus Fagan, Veterinary Ireland National Council, Donal Lynch, Past President, Veterinary Ireland and John O’Connor, Chair, VICAS at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Kennas Fitzsimons, Editor, Veterinary Ireland Journal, John O’Connor, VICAS Chair and Rebecca Markey, Chief Executive, IFP Media at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Mary Goodman Mehigan, Veterinary Ireland Financial Services and Neil McGuinness, Regional Manager, Davy Select, Major Conference Sponsor at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Jane Pigott, Michael Pigott, Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Michael Pigott and Denise Pigott at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Joyce and Pete Wedderburn at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Peter Bishton, Deputy Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland addressing the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Neil McGuinness, Regional Manager, Davy Select, Major Conference Sponsor addressing the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Sean O’Laoide, Past President, Veterinary Ireland addressing the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Laura and James Hoare and John Gilmore at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Peter Bishton, Deputy Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland and Jo Gibson, VetNI at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Kennas Fitzsimons, Editor, Veterinary Ireland Journal, Rebecca Markey, Chief Executive, IFP Media and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: Bill Cashman, President, Veterinary Council of Ireland and Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Professor Stuart Reid, Principal, Royal Veterinary College and Past President RCVS addressing the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Sean Wensley, President, BVA at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • L – R: John O’Rourke, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland presenting the President’s Medal to Incoming President, Mairead Wallace-Pigott.