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The ‘Day in the Life’ series, with XLVets Ireland and MSD Animal Health, kicked off on April 24th with Kieran Devaney, Veterinary Practitioner and Director with Ormonde Veterinary Clinic, a mixed practice in Kilkenny.

Kieran took to Instagram where he brought viewers about his busy day, which covered everything from a joint infection, synchronising heifers, blooding some cows, and looking after a sick goat.

We also meet Danielle Kealy, Clinical Director, Companion Animal Hospital, who gives us a tour of Ormonde’s modern practice and talks us through a typical day for her and the team. We get to meet some of the patients too.

You can watch Kieran’s busy day back through the video below for an insight into how his day went.

About Ormonde Veterinary

Ormonde Veterinary is a mixed practice based in medieval Kilkenny City with further branches in Callan and Thomastown. Composed of 8 full time and 2 part time vets, 2 veterinary nurses and 11 fantastic support staff dedicated to providing veterinary care to Kilkenny as well as counties Tipperary and Carlow. Ormonde Veterinary Hospital in Co. Kilkenny is a member of XLVets since its inception in 2010.

Ormonde Veterinary is committed to providing excellence in veterinary care to their both companion animals, farm animals and their clients. Their Kilkenny site has VCI accredited hospital status, operating out of a modern purpose-built hospital building with all the latest mod cons and diagnostics. We have invested heavily in ensuring that our nurses and vets are well trained and have access to the latest equipment and diagnostic techniques.

Kieran Devaney BSC.BVM&S Cert DHH

Kieran Devaney is a Tipperary native working and living in Kilkenny for the last 7 years. He qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2011. Kieran is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially herd and flock health, which led him to undertake a certificate in dairy herd health at UCD in 2019. His spare time is spent with his wife Clare, also a vet and their two young children looking after a menagerie of pets and flock of native Galway sheep.

Danielle Kealy MVB

Danielle Kealy is originally from Kilkenny city and graduated from UCD in 2018. Danielle has worked in Cork, Wicklow and Kilkenny since graduating. She is now the small animal clinical director of Ormonde Veterinary Hospital. Danielle has a particular interest in dental and senior pet health and has undertaken further studies in these areas. In her spare time Danielle enjoys running, going to the gym and spending time with her lovely dog Nelson.

This series is brought to you by XLVets Ireland and MSD Animal Health.