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Who we are

Viking Veterinary Clinic is a First Opinion practice, dedicated to promoting the health of all companion animals. We have an expert clinical team who offer a round the clock service.

Our building in Waterford City is located in Kilcohen. It has a large yard at the front,  and there is plenty of free parking on the premises.  Also, It is purpose designed and fitted with modern diagnostic equipment to facilitate prompt and low-stress care to clients’ pets.

Viking Veterinary Clinic caters for all aspects of pet health.  Our services cover routine healthcare issues to more complex disease diagnosis and treatment.

Owner Miriam Butler aims to discuss your goals and expectations as a pet owner. She will answer any questions and outline the best treatment options available. 

Viking Veterinary Clinic staff

Meet the team

main vet

Miriam Butler DVM MRCVS

Clinic owner and principal veterinary surgeon Miriam Butler is a Waterford native. She has been passionate about the care of animals for most of her life. Such was her interest, she  persuaded her family to allow her adopt several pets during her childhood!

So it’s no surprise that Miriam then pursued the care of animals as a career. She  has a BSc Hons in Equine studies, and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Slovakia. She has worked in many small practices in Ireland since graduating and was delighted to get the chance to establish her own practice in Waterford. Currently Miriam is the only vet in the practice, working alongside veterinary nurse, Emma Power, who is  a huge part of the small team.

vet nurse

Emma Power, RVN

Emma has wanted to work with animals since she adopted her first cat at the age of nine! She held onto this ambition all the way through school and onto third level education.  So in 2017 Emma graduated from Athlone IT with a first class honours in Veterinary Nursing.

Emma has four years experience working in busy small animal practices. As the proud mum to seven cats and two dogs, she understands the special bond between people and their pets. Emma is a self confessed ‘crazy cat lady’, and especially loves making the clinic visits for our feline patients as stress free as possible.

She  recently established Whiskers & Purrs, an organisation dedicated to the rescue of unwanted kittens and cats in the South East.

Hear Miriam tell the story behind setting up Viking Veterinary Clinic, on WLR's business programme The Hot Desk

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