About IVNA

The aim of the Irish Veterinary Nursing Association is to promote animal health, care and welfare and foster a need to cultivate the highest standard of veterinary nursing through the continuing advancement of professional development and ongoing education.

The aims of the IVNA include:

  • Representation of the veterinary nursing profession generally and specifically IVNA members.
  • Provision of continuing education events for associated individuals, students and qualified veterinary nurses
  • Promote the profession and liaise with national and international veterinary bodies e.g. Veterinary Council of Ireland, VETTNET, IVNTA.
  • Provide advice and guidance to its members.

This site has been designed to provide veterinary nurses and support staff with up-to-date information about many aspects of the profession including Continuing Professional Development, legislative changes and other relevant news items.

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IVNA Committee 2015/2016

The following members have been elected to the IVNA committee for 2015/2016 and are committed to achieving association aims and goals for the year ahead. The committee are all registered veterinary nurses, who work on behalf of the IVNA and its members in a voluntary capacity. To learn more about our committee members, just click on the links below.

Chairperson  Lisa Joyce
Vice Chairperson -Lorraine McDonnell
Secretary -   Jacinta Codd
Public Relations -  Mary-Kate Lynch 
Treasurer - Corina Fitzsimons
Student Liaison -  Sarah Dunniece
Committee Members
Caroline O'Regan
Ciara O'Kelly 
Emily Connor
Mairead Deasy
Eilis Nichol