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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

2019

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

2018

Veterinary Ireland Media Release 20th December 2018
Veterinary Ireland recommends an immediate ban on the farming of mink, and other wild animals, for the production of fur.

Veterinary Ireland Media Release 23rd November 2018
Irish veterinarians prepare for change to manage animal welfare and food security post brexit

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 9th November 2018
Irish Eventing Rider Sam Watson Opens Equine Veterinary Conference

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 12th October 2018
Food Sustainability, AMR and Calf Health under the Spotlight at Veterinary Conference

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 26th June 2018
Movie Fans Urged – Don’t Fall in Love with “Patrick the Pug”

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 11th June 2018
Veterinary Ireland Calls on Minister Ring to issue New Dog Breeding Establishment Guidelines

Media Release from Veterinary Ireland 19th May 2018

Designer Dogs Creating Suffering and Health Problems

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  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Andrew Doyle, TD, Gerry Neary, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland and David MacGuinness, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2018.
  • Gerry Neary, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Andrew Doyle, TD and David MacGuinness, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2018.
  • Gerry Neary, Outgoing President, Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Andrew Doyle, TD, and David MacGuinness, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2018.
  • David MacGuinness, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland, Simon Doherty, President, British Veterinary Association, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Andrew Doyle, TD, Danny Holmes, Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), and Gerry Neary, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • Simon Doherty, President, British Veterinary Association, Speaker and Gerry Neary, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2018.
  • Danny Holmes, Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) and Conference Speaker, Eithne Leahy, Conference Speaker, Veterinary Ireland, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle, TD, and Gerry Neary, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • David MacGuinness, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland, David McKeown, Veterinary Defence Society (VDS) and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland.
  • Danny Holmes, Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), speaking to delegates at the AGM and Conference 2018.
  • Simon Doherty, President, British Veterinary Association, speaking at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference.
  • Members at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2018.
  • Members debating motions at the Veterinary Ireland AGM.
  • Gerry Neary, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland addressing the AGM.
  • Gerry Neary, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland presenting David MacGuinness, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland with the Chain of Office.
  • David MacGuinness, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland addressing the AGM.
  • Conor Geraghty, Chair Food Animal Interest Group, Veterinary Ireland and Stephen Devine, Galway at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference.
  • Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Conference Speaker, Joe Collins, EVERI Representative and Conference Speaker, Simon Doherty, President, British Veterinary Association and Eithne Leahy, Conference Speaker, Veterinary Ireland.
  • Peter Nowlan, Dublin and Tom Murphy, Wicklow at the Veterinary Ireland AGM.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland and Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, Food Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
  • David MacGuinness, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland and Gerry Neary, Outgoing President, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents' dinner.
  • Dirk Huntenberg, Co. Tipperary and his wife Anne Marie at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Julie O’Brien and Tadhg Gavin, Co. Clare at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Simon Doherty, President, British Veterinary Association, Joe Collins, Veterinary Ireland EVERI Representative, David McKeown, VDS and Phil Walsh, President AVSPNI.
  • David MacGuinness, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland with his wife Deanna.
  • David MacGuinness, Incoming President, Veterinary Ireland with his family at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Peadar O Scánaill, President, Veterinary Council of Ireland with his wife Susan and Louis Hassett, Equine Committee with his wife Trish at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Daragh Connolly, President, Irish Pharmaceutical Union, (IPU), John Keogh, Chief Executive, Animal and Plant Health Association (APHA) with his wife Patricia at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Paschal Gibbons, Past President, Veterinary Ireland with his wife Brid at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Cliona Skelly, Louis Hassett and Prof Michael Doherty at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Paul McDermott, Mayo with his wife Lorraine.
  • Pamela Byrne with her husband Pierre at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Attendees at the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Neil McGuinness, Davy Select, sponsors of the Veterinary Ireland Dinner.
  • David MacGuinness, Incoming President addressing the Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Gerry Neary, Outgoing President presenting Incoming President, David MacGuinness with the President's Medal.
  • Gerry Neary, Outgoing President with his wife Olive.