Vets

Overseas vets and vet nurses encouraged to take part in ‘introduction to the UK’ training course

Overseas vets and vet nurses encouraged to take part in ‘introduction to the UK’ training course

Overseas-qualified vets and vet nurses practising in the UK have been encouraged to sign up for a training course which...

July 22, 2021

Co. Antrim vet killed in quad road accident

Co. Antrim vet killed in quad road accident

Police have confirmed that a man has been killed and a woman injured following a two-vehicle crash involving a quad...

May 22, 2021

Vet student survey seeks farmer views on animal injury

Vet student survey seeks farmer views on animal injury

The views of farmers are being sought in a vet student survey on the issue of cattle that receive acute...

April 25, 2021

NI veterinary school: 200 vets needed for Brexit checks

NI veterinary school: 200 vets needed for Brexit checks

Northern Ireland’s vet shortage appears to be coming to a head as Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots warns as many as...

April 23, 2021

Department to host webinar for vets on regulation changes

Department to host webinar for vets on regulation changes

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will host a webinar next week for vets, on the issue of...

March 24, 2021

Report commissioned to weigh up options for NI vet school

Report commissioned to weigh up options for NI vet school

A report to analyse the best options for establishing a vet school within the region has been commissioned by Northern...

March 16, 2021

VCI inspected 86 vet practices and suspended 4 vets in 2020

VCI inspected 86 vet practices and suspended 4 vets in 2020

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) conducted a number of inspections of vet practice premises last year, with some disciplinary...

March 1, 2021

VCI gives update on regulating strict new EU vet medicine laws

VCI gives update on regulating strict new EU vet medicine laws

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) “will work with stakeholders” on regulating veterinary medicines under new EU laws which are...

March 1, 2021

12% increase in number of incorporated vet practices last year

12% increase in number of incorporated vet practices last year

The number of veterinary practices that have (or partially have) an incorporated business model increased by 12% in 2020 compared...

February 18, 2021

Staffing outranks Covid as vets’ main challenge in 2020 – report

Staffing outranks Covid as vets’ main challenge in 2020 – report

Staffing issues ranked ahead of Covid-19 as the main challenge facing veterinary practices in 2020, according to a new report....

February 17, 2021

Over a third of vet practice owners looking to sell within 3 years

Over a third of vet practice owners looking to sell within 3 years

Over one-third of veterinary practice owners are looking to sell their practice within the next three years, according to newly-published...

February 17, 2021

Department considers ‘pros and cons’ of not permitting vets to sell medicines

Department considers ‘pros and cons’ of not permitting vets to sell medicines

Officials at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine are weighing up the “pros and cons” of changing veterinary...

February 10, 2021

Mental health and wellbeing handbook for vets launched

Mental health and wellbeing handbook for vets launched

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has launched a new Safevet Smart Handbook, which it says will provide practical mental...

November 30, 2020

Department ‘rushing to push for vet medicine prescriptions’

Department ‘rushing to push for vet medicine prescriptions’

A plan to introduce compulsory prescriptions for “routine” dosing products for livestock is becoming an increasingly controversial issue. According to...

November 18, 2020

Vet medicine rule change: ‘Small farmers won’t be able to afford it’

Vet medicine rule change: ‘Small farmers won’t be able to afford it’

At a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine yesterday (Thursday, November 12), veterinary officers...

November 13, 2020

Proposed EU vet medicine rules ‘a threat to competition’ – IFA

Proposed EU vet medicine rules ‘a threat to competition’ – IFA

Proposed new EU regulations on veterinary medicines, which would see some being designated as prescription-only, would “severely impact on competition...

November 12, 2020

VCI commits to donate €30,000/year to vets support fund

VCI commits to donate €30,000/year to vets support fund

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has committed to donating €30,000 to the Irish Veterinary Benevolent Fund (IVBF) per year....

August 27, 2020

New graduates predicted to meet vet demands in rural areas

New graduates predicted to meet vet demands in rural areas

It is predicted that the demands for large animal vets in rural areas will be met by graduates, as the...

July 7, 2020