Gilabbey Veterinary Referral Hospital

A dedicated Small Animal Veterinary Referral Practice
based at Vicars Road, Togher, Cork, Ireland – Home of RTE’s The Pet Surgeons

Gilabbey Vet Hospital

Home of RTE’s The Pet Surgeons



Home of RTE’s The Pet Surgeons



Companion Animals

Veterinary Hospital Ultrasound

Diagnostic Services

Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Fluoroscopy, MRI Scanner, Radiology, Laboratory Services

Diagnostic Services

Veterinary Hospital Soft Tissue Surgery

Specialist Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopaedics, Arthroscopy, Spinal Surgery, Respiratory Surgery, Laprascopic Spays (Lap Spay or keyhole surgery).

Specialist Surgery

Veterinary Hospital Ophthalmology

Specialist Procedures

Ophthalmology, Neurology, Cardiology, Chemotherapy, Dermatology, Physiotherapy, Oncology

Specialist Procedures

Consultations by Appointment - 24 Hour Emergency Service - Tel: 021 4962799.

We provide a 24 hour emergency veterinary care service to our clients.
We do not have over-night nursing staff to care for admitted patients.
However, we can arrange over-night care for critically ill cases, but only with prior
arrangement with their owner. There is a fee for this service.

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital welcomes you

A dedicated Small Animal Veterinary Referral Practice based at
Vicars Road, Togher, Cork, Ireland.

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1957 by Mr. Liam Guerin. Our award winning staff are committed to providing the highest level of care to their patients and owners. We endeavour to provide our patients with first class veterinary care, along with having a friendly approachable, honest, sympathetic and respectful manner. The welfare of our pets is always our foremost thought.

We provide this by investing and believing in our team. Our veterinary surgeons have national and international reputations. Our staff invest heavily in continuing education as well as offering continual education to other members of the veterinary profession, in order that we may keep right up to date in our fields of expertise.

Our philosophy motivates continual improvement by learning, sharing and growing, both as individuals and as a team.

We can be distinguished from our competition as all our clients benefit from the fact that we are a referral veterinary hospital. Our standards are never compromised, as we aim to treat our patients as though they were our own pets.

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital was recently featured in RTE’s The Pet Surgeons where the cameras rolled for about six months. The six part series showcased the many aspects of the hospital and followed some very interesting cases. Some of the promotional videos can be viewed to the right.

"She's a family member… A lot of people will understand, a lot won't" Find out how poor Molly gets on this Tuesday night in #PetSurgeons RTÉ One 8.30pm…

Posted by RTÉ One on Saturday, September 24, 2016


The Pet Surgeons – Episode 2

Sneaky peak at episode 2 of The Pet Surgeons. We've pigeons, pups and a San Pellegrino drinking labrador Frankie. More videos to follow next week.

Posted by GMarshTV Productions on Friday, September 9, 2016

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🐾On this lovely Friday afternoon, join us in congratulating the wonderful Arrow in completing his chemo 👏👏👏👏👏

🐾As you can see from the video he is absolutely full to the brim of energy and loves playing with his toys. Since he's finished his chemo he now has his energy back and is enjoying playing with his son Max 🐕🐶

🐾Arrow's wonderful owners told us : "we are so glad we got the chance to give him some more time and whether he gets another two months or two years, for now he’s happy"😍😍

🐾We are so thrilled to see Arrow at home, back to himself and living life to the full because after all... That's what it's all about 💕

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉Happy Friday everyone 🎉🎉🎉
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5 days ago

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Little Luna was in with us this week to get castrated🐈
He was such a brave boy and so affectionate
Such stunning colors 😍
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7 days ago

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CCRC are seeking a small animal rehabilitation therapist to cover maternity leave!!!!

The ideal candidate would have qualifications in both veterinary rehabilitation/physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, but a qualification in any aspect of canine physiotherapy or hydrotherapy will be considered.
Term of contract will be 6-10 months approximately starting from December 2018/January 2019.
To apply for this exciting opportunity please send your C.V. and cover letter for the attention of Deirdre to
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1 week ago

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🎈🎈🎉Thank Frenchie it's Friday 🎉🎈🎈

♥️This beyond adorable little French bulldog puppy was in with us this week to have surgery on his elbow with our brilliant orthopedic surgeon Shane👨‍⚕️

❤️Cutie-pie Koby was so good while he was in with us. We are all delighted to see him go home and wish him all the best with his recovery 🐕👌

♥️However we are all absolutely heartbroken as well 💔 everyone was enjoying getting cuddles from him all week..... Just look at those ears 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
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🌎🌎It's World mental health day today 🌎🌎

😺The companionship that a pet offers is a great way to reduce anxiety and stress.

🐕A pet can be a great source of comfort

🐱Pets are brilliant motivators for owners especially to get out for a walk and clear the head

🐰In many ways, pets can help us to live mentally healthier lives
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Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital job vacancies

We are pleased to announce that Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital is planning to expand services to its clients and veterinary practitioners. We can now offer in-house CT imaging, visiting MRI scans, arthroscopy, fluoroscopy, with upgraded endoscopy and in-house blood...

Job vacancy – Maternity cover for Small Animal Rehabilitation Therapist

Cork Canine Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) are currently seeking a Small Animal Rehabilitation therapist to cover maternity leave. The centre is currently operated by two full-time Rehabilitation Therapists and a Physiotherapy assistant. Requirements:  Qualifications in...

Job vacancy – Surgical Intern

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital (GVH) is currently seeking a veterinary graduate, with a degree that can be registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland for the position of Intern in Small Animal Surgery. This position will be under the guidance of a full-time...

Job vacancy – Theatre Nurse

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital (GVH) has an exciting opportunity for a registered veterinary nurse to join our dedicated theatre nursing team. This group is responsible for the running and maintenance of two dedicated operating theatres. Duties will involve admitting...

Job vacancy – First Opinion Vet

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital (GVH) is looking to recruit a dedicated, caring, hard-working individual as a full-time first opinion veterinary surgeon within our growing, busy, multi-discipline veterinary hospital. We have a hospital with a large volume of interesting...

Job vacancy – Surgical position

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital (GVH) wants to hire an experienced specialist surgeon. We would like this person to join our small, enthusiastic team which is keen to progress professionally and to widen its surgical caseload. We currently have one full-time ECVS surgeon...

Recent News (Read More…)

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital is pleased to announce that we have taken on an investment partner (CVS Group plc) to help us to maintain and substantially increase and improve the range of services that we can offer our valued clients. ​The ever expanding range of new...

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