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 2013/2014

The following members have been elected to the IVNA committee for 2013/2014 and are committed to achieving association aims and goals for the year ahead. The committee are all registered veterinary nurses with the exception of the student-liaison,  who is currently enrolled on a full time veterinary nursing course in Ireland, 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 Eilis Nichol
Vice Chairperson - Lisa Joyce
Secretary -   Lorraine McDonnell
Public Relations -  Mary-Kate Lynch 
Treasurer - Georgina Self
Student Liaison -  Ciara O'Kelly 
Committee Members
Caroline O'Regan
Avril Barry
Emily Connor
Corina Fitzsimons
Jacinta Codd
Mairead Deasy