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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

Press Releases

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 24th November 2017
Veterinary Ireland warns of the potentially disastrous effects of Brexit on animal and public health

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 10th November 2017

John M Oxx Opens 2017 Veterinary Ireland Equine Conference

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland and BVA 26th October 2017

Effect of Brexit starting to be felt across the island of Ireland

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 13th October 2017

CAVI Conference 2017 - World Class Veterinary Expertise for Irish Agri Food Sector

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  • Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland; John O’Connor, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland; John O’Connor, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland; Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and John O’Connor, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • John O’Connor, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland; Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Attendees at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland; John O’Connor, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Attendees and speakers at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Attendees at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Attendees at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Andrew Robinson, speaker, Vice President, FVE; Rens van Dobbenburgh, speaker, Vice President, FVE and Andrew Byrne, speaker, VetCEE, at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference.
  • Seamus Power and Tom Murphy at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Patrick Noel Foley and Michael Gunn at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Catherine Dwan; Vivienne Duggan; Don Collins and Lynn Hillyer at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Michael F Clancy; Jim Spratt; Patrick Cashman and Gerald Purcell at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Paschal Gibbons, Past President, Veterinary Ireland; Conor Geraghty, Food Animal Chair, Veterinary Ireland and Michael Sexton, Past President, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Finola McCoy; Lucy Metcalfe and Allison Kirwan at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Attendees at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Attendees at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • John O’Connor, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland addressing the AGM.
  • John O’Connor, Outgoing President, presenting Gerry Neary, Incoming President with the Chain of Office.
  • Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland addressing the AGM.
  • Peter Bishton, Deputy Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland addressing the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • Paul Savage, DAFM; Seamus O’Kane, NIVA President; Andrew Robinson, Vice President, FVE; John O’Connor, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland; David Murphy, HPRA and Rens Van Dobbenburgh, Vice President, FVE Conference Speakers on Brexit at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2017.
  • John Comer, President, ICMSA; Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland and John O’Rourke, Past President, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Paschal Gibbons and Brendan Smyth at the Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Declan Crowley and Shauna Rahman, Editor, Veterinary Ireland Journal, at the Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Donal Lynch, Past President, Veterinary Ireland; Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, Food Safety Authority Ireland and Pierre Lemmer at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Una and Peter Mullowney and Martin Blake Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Peadar O Scanaill, Past President, Veterinary Ireland; John O’Connor, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland; Hazel Sheridan, DAFM and Don Collins, Equine Committee, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Rens Van Dobbenburgh, Vice President, FVE; Valerie Beatty, Registrar, VCI; Ray Finn, President, VCI; Miriam Finn and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland and Olive Neary at the Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Kathleen and Gerry Neary at the Presidents’ Dinner 2017 at the Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Gerry and Olive Neary and Family at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Michael Sexton, Past President, Veterinary Ireland presenting the Veterinary Ireland Distinguished Service Medal to Kevin O’Farrell, Fermoy, in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of veterinary science.
  • Kevin and Aggie O’Farrell and Family at the Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Andrew Robinson, Vice President, FVE and Rens van Dobbenburgh, Vice President, FVE at the Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Gerry Neary, Incoming President, addressing the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • David Fagan, Chief Operating Officer, Davy Select addressing the Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • John O’Connor, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland and Gerry Neary, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner 2017.
  • Kevin O’Farrell, Peter Mullowney and Peter Bishton, Deputy Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner 2017.