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Working in Ireland as a Veterinary Surgeon

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over 1 year ago

by Sophie

Working in Ireland as a Veterinary Surgeon

A Few Things You Should Know if you want to Move & Work in Ireland as a Veterinary Surgeon

As a result of Brexit, with the stress and funding for EU Internationals now needing a visa to work in the UK, Ireland shows to becoming an even more popular place for overseas Vets to choose to live and work.

With Ireland boasting some amazing locations such as The Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway, Ben Bulben, The Ring of Kerry & Much More! With it’s well know Social Life in some of the bustling Bigger Cities of Galway, Dublin, Cork & Donegal with plenty of Smaller towns having a Great Night Life & Entertainment too. 

What sort of Veterinary roles exist?

No Matter whether you have an interest in Small, Large or Mixed work – Ireland is full of several opportunities for all experience levels, from New Graduates right through to Lead Vets looking for potential Partnership. 

The high standards of veterinary clinical care in Ireland will be sure aid you in your development throughout your career whether you are taking your first step into your career or an old hand in the industry.   

Price of living & Salaries 

As most Places a Veterinary Surgeon’s salary in Ireland can vary entirely, based on a few things such as experience & abilities, location, the individual clinics’ demands etc. Typically ranging anywhere between €32k-€80k, and can come with numerous different benefits within the package. 

Similarly, the cost of living in Ireland varies between counties and specific locations. Inevitably the more popular locations & bigger cities will have a higher cost of living in terms of house pricing – with Dublin being the most expensive County (but still 11% cheaper than London) 

Becoming Registered with the Irish Veterinary Council  

To work as a Veterinary Surgeon in Ireland you must be registered with the Irish Veterinary Council. (VCI Registered) This means your University Degree of Veterinary Medicine must be on the approved accredited list schools that are recognised by the Council. To check this:

*New 2022 Updates to the VCI now mean if your degree was not completed fully in English you will have to pass the IELTS English Exam to Register! *

If you are considering a move to Ireland to start or develop your Veterinary Career further, reach out today for some tips, guidance and help in Finding the Best opportunities & Roles suited to You! 

Contact or Call +447519 119233 

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