Veterinary Ireland

‘No meaningful discussion’ with vets regarding proposed online prescription system

‘No meaningful discussion’ with vets regarding proposed online prescription system

A new cloud-based veterinary prescription system that is due to be operational by the end of January 2022, to coincide...

August 16, 2021

Best practice to minimise risk of Covid-19 when the vet visits this spring

Best practice to minimise risk of Covid-19 when the vet visits this spring

With Covid-19 almost in Ireland a full year, as spring 2021 approaches, Veterinary Ireland has asked farmers and vets to...

January 22, 2021

Veterinary Ireland welcomes ‘whole flock’ approach in new code of practice for antimicrobials

Veterinary Ireland welcomes ‘whole flock’ approach in new code of practice for antimicrobials

Veterinary Ireland and the Animal and Plant Health Association (APHA) have welcomed the publication of a new Code of Good...

September 28, 2020

Veterinary Ireland: Measures in place to keep vet services available

Veterinary Ireland: Measures in place to keep vet services available

Veterinary practices, state and local authority veterinary services nationwide will endeavour to remain open and operating throughout the Covid-19 national...

March 23, 2020

Vetinerary Ireland welcomes proposed bill to amend vet ownership

Vetinerary Ireland welcomes proposed bill to amend vet ownership

The announcement of intentions to bring forward a bill to amend the Veterinary Practice Act 2005-2012 to confine ownership of...

January 10, 2020

Vets and department disagree on Brexit customs recruitment

Vets and department disagree on Brexit customs recruitment

The proposed method from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for enlisting additional vets to work at customs...

November 25, 2019

‘Eradication means eradication’ – new Veterinary Ireland president

‘Eradication means eradication’ – new Veterinary Ireland president

The new president of Veterinary Ireland has stated that “eradication means eradication”, speaking about the efforts to make Ireland TB-free....

November 22, 2019

‘Put food miles on labels – let consumers make informed decisions’

‘Put food miles on labels – let consumers make informed decisions’

Food labels should include ‘food miles’ to indicate how far a product has travelled before the consumer picks it up...

November 22, 2019

Doyle discusses dairy calves and TVI agreement at vet AGM

Doyle discusses dairy calves and TVI agreement at vet AGM

Dairy calves and the agreement struck with temporary veterinary inspectors were highlighted by Minister of State at the Department of...

November 22, 2019

New president to take the helm at Veterinary Ireland

New president to take the helm at Veterinary Ireland

A new president will take the reigns at Veterinary Ireland today, Friday, November 22, at the organisation’s 2019 AGM and...

November 22, 2019

New mental health support initiative launched for vets

New mental health support initiative launched for vets

Veterinary Ireland has launched a mental health support initiative for vets, who are “at an increased risk of death by...

November 22, 2019

Vets hear update in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Vets hear update in fight against antimicrobial resistance

The use of antibiotics will inevitably, over time, lead to resistance developing in the bacteria they are intended to target...

October 18, 2019

Veterinary Ireland expresses concern at Government’s Brexit readiness

Veterinary Ireland expresses concern at Government’s Brexit readiness

Veterinary Ireland has expressed concern over the Government’s preparedness for the provision of veterinary inspection services at Irish ports and/or...

September 10, 2019

Veterinary Ireland calls for investigation following closure of lay-owned practice

Veterinary Ireland calls for investigation following closure of lay-owned practice

Veterinary Ireland is calling on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI)...

August 30, 2019

Veterinary Ireland prepared to take legal action to ensure vet autonomy

Veterinary Ireland prepared to take legal action to ensure vet autonomy

Veterinary Ireland is calling on the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) to uphold the Veterinary Practice Act 2005 as amended...

July 18, 2019

Corporate vet takeover risks ‘astronomical’ call-out fees and ‘3-hour guarantees’

Corporate vet takeover risks ‘astronomical’ call-out fees and ‘3-hour guarantees’

Lay incorporation of veterinary practices could see “astronomical” call-out charges and 80-mile radius coverage with “three-hour guarantees” if allowed to...

February 27, 2019

Deal accepted on department and vet standoff

Deal accepted on department and vet standoff

A ballot on the recent deal between Veterinary Ireland (VI) members and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine resulted...

February 4, 2019

Veterinary Ireland members to ballot on new deal

Veterinary Ireland members to ballot on new deal

Veterinary Ireland (VI) members are to be balloted this week after an agreement was reached between it and the Department...

January 21, 2019