About XLVets Skillnet

Established in 2011, XLVets Skillnet is a not-for-profit Learning Network co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and our member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Of the 70+ Skillnet Ireland Learning Networks, we are the only Network dedicated exclusively to supporting the veterinary sector in Ireland. We do this through the provision of high-quality, sector-led, subsidised training and education.

We deliver training to over 2,000 trainees annually. Our training offers valuable opportunities to enhance or refresh our trainees skills, stay informed about the latest trends and best practices and connect with a network of professionals and industry experts.

Our trainees recognise the benefits of training and development as a critical factor for the success of future growth and sustainability of both the veterinary and farming sectors.

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XLVets Ireland is a network of independently owned, vibrant and progressive veterinary practices that are all committed to the principle of clinical excellence. Our network encompasses over 190 veterinarians, 90 veterinary nurses, a further 160 support team members, serving more than 17% of the Irish market for veterinary products and services.

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Upcoming Courses

Veterinary Leadership and Business Development Programme

Next event: 17 September 2024

Venue: Combination of in-person workshops, online masterclasses and 1:1 online coaching sessions

XLVets Skillnet have developed a new Veterinary Leadership and Business Development Programme. We aim to deliver a best-in-class programme for leaders..

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Farm Post Mortems

Next event: 18 October 2024

Venue: Morning theory session - Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway | Afternoon practical session– Greenes Knackery, Lowville, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Farm Post Mortems" event on Friday 18th October 2024. Trainer Ben Strugnell BVM&S Cert PM MRCVS, aims is to equip large..

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Small Animal Ophthalmic Surgery

Next event: 10 October 2024

Venue: Duggan Veterinary, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, E41 E7K7

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Small Animal Ophthalmic Surgery" event on Thursday 10th October 2024.The aim of the course is to improve your confidenc..

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CowSignals for the Veterinary Practitioner

Next event: 13 November 2024

Venue: Morning theory session - Tullamore Court Hotel , Co. Offaly | Afternoon practical session– on farm

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "CowSignals for the Veterinary Practitioner" event on Wednesday 13th November 2024. CowSignals is a proven approach in a..

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More Testimonials

“Being a member of XLVets has brought considerable benefits to our practice. The people within the XLVets network are among the most committed, progressive and professional veterinary surgeons in the country. Membership gives us access to relevant, quality CPD and networking opportunities.”

Conor Kilcoyne

Kilcoyne & Barnes Veterinary, Tubbercurry,
Co. Sligo