During the initial phase of Covid-19, and where it was felt safe for the animal in question to do so, veterinary practices
postponed performing vaccinations, neuterings and other necessary but non-urgent procedures.
Now that we enter the new phase of living with Covid-19 these procedures will recommence over the coming period in a
controlled and safe manner so as to minimise risk to our staff, our clients and the public.
There is a backlog and over the next period we will be working through this in a manner to ensure our capacity to do these
whilst also safely catering for emergency and urgent cases is not overwhelmed.
We will contact you over the coming several weeks to invite your pet in for an appointment. Can we please ask that you
wait until you receive this communication but if you have an emergency or if you feel your pet needs to be seen sooner
please do contact us.
The rules the veterinary profession has already put in place regarding visits to the practice will remain in place:
1. Before you and/or your pet comes to us you must tell us if you, anyone in your household or anyone you are in contact
with has been diagnosed with or is awaiting a test for or showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or is self-isolating.
2. All visits are by appointment only – do not come to the practice for anything without calling first. When you arrive for
your appointment call us from your car and follow our instructions.
3. In most circumstances we will take your pet from you and drop them back to you. The vet will discuss everything with
you in a manner where physical distancing is adhered to. Please pay by card or EFT.
4. If you are invited into the premises, only one healthy adult may accompany a pet. We love having children accompany
their pets but not at this time please. You must disinfect your hands on entry and keep 2m distant.
5. If you require pet food or repeat medications, please call us to place your order 24 hours in advance. We will take
payment over the telephone and advise you when they will be ready for collection. When you arrive to collect these
please call us and we will drop them to your car or meet you at the door.

Providing the Best Care for Your Pet.


Meet The Team

Located in Tallaght, we’ve been helping care for your furry companions for over 20 years. Our fully qualified staff are on hand to help assess any problems and nurse your animal back to health


Nicola Caddle MVB

Nicola is a Clondalkin native and past pupil of Cóláiste Bhríde. She qualified from UCD in 1994.

After several years working in small animal practice in both the UK and Ireland, she took over the practice in December 2002. She has a keen interested in general practice with a particular interest in soft tissue surgery. Nicola hopes to keep improving the range, and quality of services on offer at Priory Vets to ensure the best for your pet. In 2018 Nicola became a certified Veterinary laser therapist and we introduced laser therapy to the practice

Suzanne Clarke - Practice Administrator

Suzanne is the longest serving staff member at the practice. In many ways she is the face and voice of the practice a she is not only the administrator, but the main receptionist and a qualified groomer. With an almost encyclopaedic memory for our clients and pets, she is the first port of call for all your questions and queries. As of 2019 Suzanne is also a certified laser therapist.

Ciara Richardson R.V.N.

Ciara joined the practice as a student nurse in 2017, and has made a great contribution ever since. In 2019 she both qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, and as a qualified Veterinary Laser Therapist.. In November of 2019 Ciara received her Bachelor of Science BSc. in Veterinary nursing and is now a registered veterinary nurse.