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

CAVI Annual Conference 2014

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10th – 12th OCTOBER 2014. Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Co. Cork

Conference qualifies for 15.5 CVE Credits
Workshops qualify for up to 4 CVE Credits

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ClicK here for Registration Form

Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference 2013

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  • Donal Lynch, Outgoing President, Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference
  • Simon Coveney T.D, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine addressing the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference 2013
  • Delegates at the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference during a question and answer session with Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • Joe Collins (Conference Speaker) at the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference
  • Sean O'Laoide and Frank O'Sullivan (Conference Speakers) at the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference
  • Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President Veterinary Ireland
  • At the Handover of Chain of Office, Donal Lynch, Outgoing President congratulates Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland
  • Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President addressing the AGM
  • Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President Veterinary Ireland presenting Donal Lynch, Outgoing President with a framed photograph of his meeting with President Michael D.Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President, Joe Collins (Conference Speaker) and Barbara Bent (Conference Speaker) Chairperson, ISPCA
  • Donal Lynch, Outgoing President along with Conference Speakers, Seamus McManus, Ark Vets Galway, Mary Goodman Mehigan, Veterinary Ireland Financial Services Ltd, Alan Rossiter, Past President and David McKeown, VDS
  • Con Kennedy, Equine National Committee along with Joe Collins
  • Barbara Bent, Chairperson ISPCA (Conference Speaker) along with Richard O‚ÄôFlaherty MVB MRCVS
  • Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President with Joan Taylor, equine practitioner
  • Pictured at the Veterinary Ireland AGM & Conference were Fintan Cooney MVB MRCVS, Laurence McDonald MVB MRCVS and Enda Finnerty MVB
  • Pat Hart JVP NIVA along with David Broderick, MVB MSc CertVPH(MH) MRCVS at the Veterinary Ireland AGM.
  • Donal Lynch, Outgoing President with Mark Kelly and Keith McArdle of Volkswagen Ireland (Conference Sponsors)
  • Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President addressing the Presidents' Dinner
  • Picking the Winner - Guest Speaker Meta Osborne and Deputy Chief Executive Peter Bishton, announce the winners of the Famous Vet Table Quiz at the Presidents' Dinner
  • Pat Kirwan, Past President enjoying the Presidents' Dinner
  • Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President receiving the Presidents' Medal from Donal Lynch Outgoing President
  • John O'Roarke, Food Animal Chair at the Presidents' Dinner
  • Donal Lynch, Outgoing President, Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President, Niall Cooke, Irish Life (Sponsors of Presidents' Dinner) and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland
  • Presidents Assemble - Past and Present Veterinary Ireland Presidents at the Presidents' Dinner with the Veterinary Ireland Executive, Finbarr Murphy and Peter Bishton.
  • Vivienne Duggan, Incoming President with her husband Commandant James Hourigan and her parents Ann and John Duggan
  • Diarmuid Lynch, VOA, Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, Sabina Higgins, President Michael D. Higgins, and Donal Lynch , President, Veterinary Ireland pictured at Aras an Uachtar√°in at the Commemoration of the 1913 Dublin Lockout.