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About St Francis Dispensary

St Francis Dispensary is an indigenous Independent Irish Registered charity, established in 1926 to provide professional veterinary care to the domestic pets of persons of limited means at affordable rates.

Appointment Only

St Francis operates an appointment-based system in order to provide the best service possible. Call us on 01 4731974 to book in. Walk-in is permitted for emergencies only. For out of hour emergencies please contact Dr Patrick Condren on 01-4920023 or 0868274868.

Practice Team

Our practice consists of three professional employees; a qualified Veterinary surgeon, a veterinary Nurse, and a Care Assistant who also manages the practice on a day to day basis.

Trustees & Committee

St Francis is a registered charity. It’s your support that enables us to provide the services we do. The Charity and practice team are supported behind the scenes, by a committee and two trustees who provide their services and time free of charge.

Covid-19

In these uncertain times rest assured that St Francis is taking all precautions to ensure your safety as well as that of our team. We may ask you to step outside of the practice to ensure social distancing is maintained and we appreciate your cooperation at this challenging time.

Services

We offer a range of services from micro-chipping to neutering/spaying to preventative healthcare and some surgeries, all wrapped around our general animal care program. Rest assured we understand that your pet is part of your family.

Customers

Did you know we have 5,000+ customers and counting? We rely on your generosity to continue to provide the services we do. We would appreciate any donation however large or small.  

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Mission Statement

St Francis Dispensary is an indigenous Independent Irish Registered charity, established in 1926 to provide professional veterinary care to the domestic pets of persons of limited means at affordable rates.

Statutory Information

The Charity is registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland, Register No. 3684/ Veterinary Clinic, with the Charities Regulatory Body Ref. CHY3974 and with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Managed by two Trustees Mrs Anne Rutledge and Mr David J Skelly, the charity has a management committee of eight persons who bring a wide range of skills. The committee is chaired by Mr David J Skelly who is responsible for policy and strategy, and to whom the management team reports.

Remuneration Policy

The salaries paid to the management team and their conditions of employment are in accordance with the sector norm, whilst committee members and Trustees perform their duties on a voluntary basis receiving no remunerations or expenses of any kind in respect of their services.

Fundraising

We could not do what we do without the help of generous donors, from collection boxes to raffles and auctions, to cash donations. All proceeds are expended into the practice, by procuring additional equipment and maintaining the building. In the last three years we’ve invested in excess of €30,000 in building upgrades; installing new state of the art equipment, including an Idexx Haematology and Biochemistry machine. In addition, our charity fundraising affords ongoing training for our dedicated staff.

Client Services

We provide a wide range of services including: preventative care, emergency care, surgery, diabetes care through specialised clinics, sale of prescription foods, an extensive range of vaccinations including Rabies, and we are authorised by the DAFM to supply Pet Passports.

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1926

Established in 1926

5000+

Happy Customers

15000

DAFM Grant

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Team of Heros

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The Team behind St Francis Dispensary

Our team comprises of highly dedicated, experienced and qualified individuals, who share a passion for the wellbeing of all animals. Undertaking ongoing continuing training, funded by the charity's endeavours, they are highly knowledgeable in the most up to date animal medical techniques and procedures.

Pauline Behan

Pauline Behan

Practice Manager

Hi im Pauline. I have always loved animals for as long as I can remember. I was involved in rescue and foster for a number of years. I have 5 dogs and a cat called Sally who rules the house. I joined the St. Francis Team in 2010 as support staff. In 2011 I went on to do an FETAC Level 6 Animal Care Assist course. In 2012 I did an Veterinary Management course. In 2017 I became Practice Manager. Before joining St. Francis I worked in the mortgage sector and was in the process of be coming a financial consultant.

Julia Ivanova

Julia Ivanova

DVM,MRVCS,MSc VETERINARY SURGEON

I love animals and have over 20 years experience in small animal practice. I have worked in veterinary practices in Russia, USA and in Ireland. I joined Celbridge Veterinary Clinic team in 2002, and also worked in Dublin Pet Emergency Hospital in UCD, Cara Veterinary Hospital in Blanchardstown and Port Veterinary Clinic in Portarlington, until I joined St Francis team. We have a beloved cat Masha, who is a family member. We also look after little dogs for our neighbours, when they go away. I can’t wait to see your pet in our clinic.

Fiona Gough

Fiona Gough

Student vet Voluntary

“My name is Fiona and I’m a final year veterinary student. I always wanted to be a vet from a young age and after a science degree I finally started studying veterinary in Warsaw. I’m nearly finished my studies now and love coming back home to my dog, Spencer!”

Claire Masterson

Claire Masterson

RVN/UCD Veterinary Nurse

For as long as I can remember I was animal mad. It didn’t matter whether it had fur, feathers, scales, 8 legs or 100 legs I was captivated by the beauty of the natural world and the animals we shared it with. Working with animals was always a dream of mine. So after years of working to pay the bills, I took the leap at the age of 25 and began my new career path. After 5 years of study (with a year off in between to have my son), I qualified with a first class honours bachelor’s degree from UCD. The dream was now a reality. I’m very fortunate to wake up every day and go to work in a job that I love.

Pauline Behan

Pauline Behan

Practice Manager

Hi im Pauline. I have always loved animals for as long as I can remember. I was involved in rescue and foster for a number of years. I have 5 dogs and a cat called Sally who rules the house. I joined the St. Francis Team in 2010 as support staff. In 2011 I went on to do an FETAC Level 6 Animal Care Assist course. In 2012 I did an Veterinary Management course. In 2017 I became Practice Manager. Before joining St. Francis I worked in the mortgage sector and was in the process of be coming a financial consultant.

Julia Ivanova

Julia Ivanova

DVM,MRVCS,MSc VETERINARY SURGEON

I love animals and have over 20 years experience in small animal practice. I have worked in veterinary practices in Russia, USA and in Ireland. I joined Celbridge Veterinary Clinic team in 2002, and also worked in Dublin Pet Emergency Hospital in UCD, Cara Veterinary Hospital in Blanchardstown and Port Veterinary Clinic in Portarlington, until I joined St Francis team. We have a beloved cat Masha, who is a family member. We also look after little dogs for our neighbours, when they go away. I can’t wait to see your pet in our clinic.

Fiona Gough

Fiona Gough

Student vet Voluntary

“My name is Fiona and I’m a final year veterinary student. I always wanted to be a vet from a young age and after a science degree I finally started studying veterinary in Warsaw. I’m nearly finished my studies now and love coming back home to my dog, Spencer!”

Claire Masterson

Claire Masterson

RVN/UCD Veterinary Nurse

For as long as I can remember I was animal mad. It didn’t matter whether it had fur, feathers, scales, 8 legs or 100 legs I was captivated by the beauty of the natural world and the animals we shared it with. Working with animals was always a dream of mine. So after years of working to pay the bills, I took the leap at the age of 25 and began my new career path. After 5 years of study (with a year off in between to have my son), I qualified with a first class honours bachelor’s degree from UCD. The dream was now a reality. I’m very fortunate to wake up every day and go to work in a job that I love.

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Our Services

We provide a wide range of pet care services including...

Surgery

We are able to perform a wide range of surgeries with our highly experienced veterinary surgeon and state of-the-art equipment.

Diabetes Care

We offer diabetes care through our regular, specialised clinics.

Vaccines

We administer an extensive range of vaccinations, including Rabies, and we are authorised by the DAFM to supply Pet Passports.

Preventative Care

We offer – Spaying, Neutering, General Healthcare, to keep your pet happy and healthy for years to come.

Consultations

We offer consultations on animal health to deal with existing conditions and ailments however big or small.

Specialist Foods

We supply specialist foods to provide the best nutrition for those pets with special dietary requirements.

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Opening Hours

All our Clinics are by appointment only. We do not provide service to those engaged in breeding. In accordance with the Veterinary Council of Ireland guidelines, our terms are displayed in our reception area.

Monday 11am to 8.00pm
Tuesday 10am to 3pm
Wednesday 4pm to 8.00pm
Friday 2pm to 8.00pm

** Thursday, Saturday, Sunday CLOSED

For out of hour emergencies please contact Dr Patrick Condren on 01-4920023 or 0868274868.

funding

St Francis Dispensary gratefully acknowledges the funding received
from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine in pursuit of
our charitable veterinary services to the community of Dublin

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For pet health inquiries or to make an appointment please contact us today!