Registration

It is a legal requirement and, therefore, essential that you register with the Veterinary Council prior to engaging in any type of veterinary work in Ireland.

Please review the registrable qualification which will provide you with a listing by Country of the qualifications that are automatically registrable in Ireland. This table will also provide you with additional documentation that may be required in respect of your Country of qualification.

It is a legal requirement and, therefore, essential that you register with the Veterinary Council prior to engaging in any type of veterinary work in Ireland.

Veterinary nursing became a regulated profession in the State on 1 January 2008 under the Veterinary Practice Act 2005. The Council maintains the Register of Veterinary Nurses and only persons whose names are entered and retained in the Register are entitled to practise veterinary nursing in the State. The Veterinary Practice Act 2005 and the Veterinary Practice (Amendment) Act 2012 lays down in section 91 the procedures which only registered veterinary nurses can carry out, any non-registered person carrying out these procedures will be guilty of an offence under the Act and leave themselves open to prosecution. The title 'veterinary nurse' can only be used by those registered with the Veterinary Council. Related documents