Danny Holmes


Campbell College, Belfast
Regent House, Newtownards, Co. Down
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University College, Dublin
Graduated 1995 2:1 Degree in Veterinary Medicine


• Riverside Veterinary Clinic, Co Waterford, Ireland 1995-96: Mixed practice
• Gibson and Maybin, Ballymena, Co. Antrim 1996-97: Mixed practice
• Ealing Vets and others, locum, London 1997-1999: Companion Animal duties
• 1999-2003 Abbey Veterinary Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry: Mixed practice
• 2003-2017 set up St. Anthony’s Veterinary Hospital, Caherslee, Tralee Co. Kerry ( owner)

Dedicated Companion Animal Hospital. Continued 1st Opinion ambulatory equine services
2 vet practice, referrals accepted in cardiology, dentistry, and orthopaedics

Services to the profession

1. 2007-2016 Committee Member of Veterinary Ireland Companion Animal Society (VICAS), (Chair 2011)
Worked with civil servants on Animal Health and Welfare Act (2013), Dog Breeding Establishment Act (2010), Microchipping of Dogs SI (2014),
Co-arranged Annual CVE Symposia, various roadshow and day meetings for CVE for the profession.

2. 2009-2016 National Council Veterinary Ireland Member
Worked on Veterinary Ireland Antimicrobial Resistance paper (2015), role of Co-ordinating VICAS work with other interest groups in Veterinary Ireland. Led social media and PR developments in Veterinary Ireland

3. 2013-2016 FECAVA representative for Ireland.
Vice- Chair for FECAVA Eurocongress, Dublin 2013.
Member FECAVA Hygiene Working Group produced Poster algorithms for rational Antimicrobial use in Companion Animals 2012-2013
Chair FECAVA Policy Group, since inception 2014 to today. Co-ordinates FECAVA relationships to outside bodies and formulates rapid responses to current issues.

4. 2015 Irish Veterinary Dentists Society. Set up Society to represent the pursuit of improved dentistry for pets in Ireland. Currently Treasurer. Held European Veterinary Dentists Society Annual Congress Dublin 2016 and numerous other CVE events.


I am committed to representing the profession in socio-political areas where society looks to veterinarians for leadership. I have a deep appreciation of Animal Welfare as the cornerstone of every professional action of a veterinarian.

I believe I could bring valuable experience, energy, and goal-oriented work delivery for the Medicines group. I will also strive to represent the interests of Companion Animal veterinarians for FECAVA as well as contributing to general debate and workload of the group.