Last updated: 1st April 2020

The primary vet for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is:

Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital, Vicars Road, Togher, Cork, T12 K26P
Tel: 021 4962499

We have contacted Gilabbey and have been reassured that they will continue to support us, our Clients and Volunteers during this time. As such, Gilabbey have agreed to give telephone advice to all of our Clients and Volunteers nationwide. In addition, if you are struggling to find a vet to see your dog anywhere in Ireland (as some smaller vet clinics may be hit hard and not open) you can contact Gilabbey and they will direct people to reliable clinics and use their contacts in the industry to support you.

Only essential visits will be accepted at the clinic (and only after being requested to attend by a staff member of Gilabbey via telephone in advance). In this case, protocols in place when attending the clinic which will be explained to the Client/Volunteer before they visit.

Many veterinary practices have telephone numbers for emergency care. We recommend that you contact your vet and confirm the contact telephone number in case you require emergency assistance. We have confirmed the following emergency care services are still in operation outside of normal surgery hours:

1. MiNight Vet Emergency Care Service (Cork) – Tel: 021 496 7266

2. UCD Emergency Vet Clinic (Dublin) – Tel: 01 716 6002

We will update this list as we confirm emergency vet clinics throughout Ireland are open.