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

Facebook Posts

🌟 🌟 🌟 UPDATE 🌟 🌟 🌟
Thanks to all your shares this little fella is now back safe at home tonight. Thank you! 😊
🌟🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Can our fantastic followers please help us reunite this little guy with his owners? 😇
Adult Male Neutered Yorkie found near Centra in Curraheen earlier today & brought to us by a very kind member of the public.
He is very friendly, no collar/tag 😔 but is microchipped 🎉...and registered to an address in Finland with no contact number to follow up 🙄
Please share so we can get this little guy back home. Or contact 021 496 2799 if you have any information...thank you 😊
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3 days ago

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital

🐾🐾November is pet diabetes month 🐾🐾🐾

📌Although diabetes has been diagnosed in cats of all ages, both sexes (intact and neutered), and all breeds there are some risk factors that experts believe are linked to cats getting the disease.

📌Some of these risk factors are
➡️Physical inactivity
➡️Indoor lifestyle

📌This is why it is crucial that cats are provided with a diet that is full of nutrients yet not over loaded on calories. While also making sure they have enough activity daily.

📌With such high links between cat diabetes and cat obesity its so important to keep watch of your cats weight as one way of preventing cat diabetes.

📌Here in Gilabbey we have some wonderful nurses who run weight management clinics to make sure your cat is at its ideal weight. For more information on these clinics and for booking an appointment you can contact us on 021 4962799.

#PetDiabetesMonth #DiabetesAwareness
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2 weeks ago

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital

🌟🌟🌟November is Pet Diabetes month🌟🌟

📌Throughout the month of November we will be talking all things diabetes with the help of Sugar and Spike -pictured below.

📌Diabetes has become a much more prevalent disease in cats and dogs in the last thirty years

📌Although there is no cure for the disease there are successful ways to manage it where your pet can still have a normal life expectancy. However its crucial that these pets have a proper diet, a healthy lifestyle and have their blood glucose levels monitored regularly.

📌Some of the warning signs of diabetes are excessive thirst, frequent urination, weight loss and fatigue.

📌Use the diabetes checklist below to monitor for any of the signs and contact us if you are concerned your pet is exhibiting them.

#PetDiabetesMonth #DiabetesAwareness
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2 weeks ago

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital

🎃🎃Is everyone ready for Halloween tomorrow?🎃🎃🎃
Costumes ready? Goodies prepped? Decorations hanging?

🐈Halloween can be such an exciting time but don't forget that not all pets enjoy Halloween and it can be a very scary time for them.

🎃The poster below highlights some handy tips to keep in mind with regards to your pet at Halloween.

🐕With the most important being to make sure your pet is micro-chipped and all your details on Fido are up to date and accurate. Animals can be scared very easily especially with all the noise of Halloween.
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🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾UPDATE 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
Owners located
Thank you very much to everyone for sharing the post 👍

⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️Please Share ⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️

➡️Black male cat found in the Sunday's Well area yesterday.
➡️Has significant injuries and we are desperately trying to locate his owners.
➡️Please share this post, especially if you are from that area so that we can reach as many people as possible and get his owners into him asap.
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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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