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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

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AGM 2016

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  • Attendees arriving at the AGM and Conference 2016.
  • Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President welcoming Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference 2016.
  • Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland and John O’Connor, Incoming President.
  • Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President; Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and John O’Connor, Incoming President at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference.
  • Caroline Garvan, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine; Cormac Feeney, Troytown GreyAbbey Equine Hospital; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Conor Geraghty, Food Animal Chair, Veterinary Ireland and Nuala O’Connor, Irish College of General Practitioners Lead, Healthcare Associated Infections/Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, speakers at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference.
  • Conor Geraghty, Food Animal Chair, Veterinary Ireland; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Pat Kirwan, Past President and John O’Connor, Incoming President.
  • Conor Geraghty, Food Animal Chair, Veterinary Ireland; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Damien O’Reilly, Chair, Scientific Session, Broadcaster, RTE and Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President.
  • Michael Sexton, Past President, Veterinary Ireland; Pat Kirwan, Past President, Veterinary Ireland; Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Conor Geraghty, Food Animal Chair, Veterinary Ireland and Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President.
  • John O’Connor, Incoming President and John O’Rourke, Past President.
  • Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President introducing Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
  • Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine delivering the opening address at the Veterinary Ireland AGM and Conference.
  • Damien O’Reilly, Broadcaster, RTE, chairing the Scientific Session: Antimicrobial Resistance.
  • Nuala O’Connor, Irish College of General Practitioners Lead, Healthcare Associated Infections/Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, keynote speaker.
  • Denise Roche, speaker, Kynetec; Cormac Feeney, speaker, Troytown GreyAbbey Equine Hospital and Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President.
  • Attendees at the AGM and Conference 2016 during the coffee break.
  • Michael Gunn and Noel Foley, Attendees at the AGM and Conference 2016 during the coffee break.
  • Nuala O’Connor, Irish College of General Practitioners Lead, Healthcare Associated Infections/Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, keynote speaker; Caroline Garvan, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, speaker and Joan Taylor.
  • Louis Hassett, Vice Chair, Equine National Committee; John O’Rourke, Past President and Conor Geraghty, Food Animal Chair, Veterinary Ireland.
  • Denise Roche, speaker, Kynetec.
  • Attendees at the AGM and Conference 2016
  • Attendees at the AGM and Conference 2016
  • Attendees at the AGM and Conference 2016
  • Attendees at the AGM and Conference 2016
  • Cormac Feeney, Troytown GreyAbbey Equine Hospital, speaker.
  • Peter Bishton, Deputy Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland addressing the Resolutions / Motions for debate.
  • Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland, addressing the AGM.
  • Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President after presenting the Chain of Office to Incoming President, John O’Connor.
  • Peter Bishton, Deputy Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland; Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President; Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland; David McArdle, FMB, Auditors and Donal Lynch, Treasurer, Veterinary Ireland at the AGM.
  • Donal Lynch, Treasurer, Veterinary Ireland, addressing the AGM.
  • Conor Geraghty, Food Animal Chair, Veterinary Ireland, speaker.
  • Julian Wells, VDS; Martin Hosegood, Farm Animal Claims Consultant, VDS; Mathew Austin, Hayes Solicitors and David Green, Veterinary Risk Director, VDS, during the coffee break at the AGM and Conference 2016.
  • Drinks Reception at the Presidents’ Dinner 2016.
  • Carol and John O’Connor, and Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Gerry Neary and Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • John O’Connor, Incoming President and Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Peadar and Rosalinda Devereux, Chair, Equine National Committee, at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Brendan Smyth, Animal Welfare Committee Chair, Veterinary Ireland and Bernadette Smyth at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Rebecca Markey, Chief Executive, IFP Media and Niall O’Brien, IFP Media, at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Ann and Seamus O’Kane, NIVA President, at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Darragh Connolly, IPU President at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Judith and David Graham and Joe O’Flaherty and Ann Derwin at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Ciara and Pat Reid at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Roy Geary, APHA Chairman and Daragh Connolly, IPU President at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Andrew Macnamara, Veterinary Ireland; Neil McGuinness, Regional Manager, Davy Select, Major Conference Sponsor; Finbarr Murphy, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland and Declan Gahan, Veterinary Ireland Financial Services at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Leo Powell, Editor, The Irish Field at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Orla and Frank O’Sullivan at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Veronica and Fintan Graham at the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • John O’Connor, Incoming President; Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President and Cahir King, AVSPNI President.
  • John O’Rourke, Past President, Veterinary Ireland; Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Michael Sexton, Past President, Veterinary Ireland.
  • John O’Connor, Incoming President and Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President with the Chain of Office.
  • Neil McGuinness, Regional Manager, Davy Select, Major Conference Sponsor addressing the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • John O’Connor, Incoming President addressing the Presidents’ Dinner.
  • Veterinary Ireland Presidents’ Dinner 2016.
  • Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President presenting the President’s Medal to Incoming President John O’Connor.
  • Mairead Wallace-Pigott, Outgoing President thanking her husband, Michael Pigott, MVB MRCVS, for his support during her Presidency.