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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

COVID-19 Advice and Updates

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Irish Equine Veterinary Conference 2020

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Press Releases

2020

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 23rd March 2020
Veterinary Ireland Protocols to protect continuity of service, staff and clients in light of COVID-19 Emergency

FECAVA Poster - COVID-19 Advice for Vets

FECAVA Poster - COVID-19 Advice for Pet Owners

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 10th January 2020
Veterinary Ireland welcomes Fianna Fáil’s proposed Bill to amend the Veterinary Practice Act 2005-2012

2019

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 22nd November 2019
World antibiotic awareness week and one health highlighted at Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 22nd November 2019
Veterinary Ireland launches mental health support initiative

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 8th November 2019
Veterinary Ireland highlights battle against AMR & Brexit risks

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 18th October 2019

Diverse roles of livestock vets challenged by Brexit
2019 Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland Conference - Limerick

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 10th September 2019

Veterinary Ireland concerned Government not Brexit ready

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 30th August 2019
Veterinary Ireland concerned for animal health and welfare following closure of lay owned veterinary practice in Donegal

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 17th July 2019
Veterinary Ireland calls on the Veterinary Council of Ireland to uphold the Veterinary Practice Act 2005 as amended and ensure the autonomy of veterinary practitioners

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  • David MacGuinness, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland, Minister Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mary Newman Julian, speaker and Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Robert Flahive, Co. Kerry, John Geoghegan, Co. Meath and Finola McCoy, Co. Limerick attending the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland and David Green, Technical Director, VDS at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, Lorcan Allen, Business Journalist and Nuffield Scholar, speaker, Irish farmers Journal, Minister Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Tommy Heffernan, speaker, Irish Farmers Journal at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Lorcan Allen, speaker, Irish Farmers Journal, Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland, Minister Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tommy Heffernan, speaker, Irish Farmers Journal and Mary Newman Julian, speaker at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • David McKeown, speaker, Lorcan Allen, speaker, Irish Farmers Journal, David MacGuinness, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland, Tommy Heffernan, speaker, Irish Farmers Journal, Minister Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland and Mary Newman Julian, speaker at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Minister Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, addressing the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Minister Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine addressing the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland and Minister Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine speaking at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • David MacGuinness, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland, Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland, Minister Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, David McKeown, Vet Support Ireland launching the Veterinary Mental Health & Well Being Service – Vet Support Ireland.
  • David McKeown, Vet Support Ireland, launching the Veterinary Mental Health & Well Being Service – Vet Support Ireland
  • Delegates attending the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Edith McKeown, David McKeown, David MacGuinness, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland and Aidan Conlon, Co. Fermanagh at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • David Broderick, Galway, Mairead Wallace Pigott, Co. Cork and Rachael Hampton, Co. Laois at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Kate O’Dwyer, Co. Tipperary and Lucy Chadwick, Co. Meath at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland addressing delegates at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland, at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Delegates attending the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • David MacGuinness, Outgoing President handing over the Chain of Office to Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • David MacGuinness, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland congratulating Conor Geraghty, on his election as Veterinary Ireland President.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, John O’Rourke, Roscommon and Paul McDermott, Co. Mayo at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • Peter Nowlan, Past President, Veterinary Ireland and Joe Collins, Past President, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Brendan Smyth, Co. Monaghan with his wife Bernadette at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2019.
  • David McKeown, with his wife Edith and John O’Connor with his wife Carol at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Ciara and Pat Reid at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Edmond Phelan, President, Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers Association and his wife Frances at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Members and guests at the Presidents’ Dinner Drinks reception
  • Fintan Graham, Past President, Veterinary Ireland, Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland, John Gilmore, Elphin, Co. Roscommon and Ciaran Mellett, Navan, Co. Meath attending the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Donal Lynch, Past President, Veterinary Ireland and Allison Kirwan, Co. Laois attending the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Paul Crawford, President AVSPNI, Fergal Morris, Co. Tipperary and Pat Kirwan, Past President, Veterinary Ireland attending the Presidents’ Dinner
  • Bernie Commins, Editor, Veterinary Ireland Journal, IFP Media, Dirk and Anne Marie Huntenberg, Co. Tipperary attending the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Conor Geraghy, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland and John O’Rourke, Past President, Veterinary Ireland attending the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • John O’Rourke, Past President, Veterinary Ireland and Freda and Bernard Geraghty attending the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Seamus Finnegan, Enda Connole, Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland, Conor Beirne and Killian Farrell attending the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Jenna Masterson, Seamus Finnegan, Enda Connole, Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland, Adele Mannion, Conor Beirne and Killian Farrell attending the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland with his parents Freda and Bernard Geraghty.
  • John O’Rourke, Past President, Veterinary Ireland, Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland and John Gilmore, Elphin, Co. Roscommon at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland and David MacGuinness, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Cathal McNamee, Claire, Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland and Donal Flynn, Roscommon at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Donal Lynch, Past President, Veterinary Ireland, Rebecca Markey, Chief Executive, IFP Media and Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Damian McDonald, Director General, Irish Farmers’ Association, Joe Healy, President, Irish Farmers’ Association, Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland and Donal Lynch, Past President, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland addressing the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Members and guests attending the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Kieran Mulvey, after dinner speaker, addressing the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • David MacGuinness, outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland, presenting Conor Geraghty, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland with the Presidents’ Medal
  • Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland, David MacGuinness presenting David McKeown with Honorary Veterinary Ireland Life Membership.
  • David McKeown recipient of Honorary Veterinary Ireland Life Membership addressing the Presidents’ Dinner.