About XLVets Skillnet

Established in 2011, our objective is to deliver quality, practical and relevant training tailored to the specific needs of our members in veterinary and to the farming community.

We deliver training to over 2,000 members annually. Our events are designed to promote first-class knowledge exchange, best-practice sharing and networking opportunities for our members.

Our members understand that training and development is a critical success factor for the future growth and sustainability of both sectors.

XLVets Skillnet is 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.

Our Promoting Agency

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

Webinar: Managing Ovine in the New Regulatory Environment

Next event: 20 April 2023

Venue: Online Via Zoom

In this webinar hosted by XLVets Skillnet, Fiona Lovatt, Sheep Consultant will discuss the new regulatory changes in Ireland and how this will affect ..

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Getting the Most From Your Social Media

Next event: 09 May 2023

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Limerick, Ennis Road, Limerick

This course delivered by Sheena Hopper Marketing Manager at Interchem will focus on getting the most from your social media and is suitable for;

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A Dermatology Masterclass: A Real-Life Case Based Approach to Dermatology with the Skin Experts

Next event: 10 May 2023

Venue: The Skinvet, 27 Cork Rd, Glebe, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 K162

Join the Skinvet dermatology team, Kathryn Cuddy and Fiona O Brien for a collaborative session where we will give delegates the opportunity to work wi..

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Liver, Gall Bladder and Pancreatic Surgery: Surgical Options and Treatment Strategies

Next event: 26 May 2023

Venue: Friday 26th May - Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary, E41 AP86 | Friday 23rd June – Duggan Veterinary, Thurles Retail Park, Co. Tipperary, E41 E7K7  

This course will focus on reviewing the regional anatomy, common diseases encountered and different surgical treatments available and is aimed at the ..

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More Testimonials

“Our practice became a member of XLVets in 2010. The decision to join was based on the positive reviews that were circulating from established members. Our membership has enabled us to collaborate, gain insights into best practice by sharing ideas and clinical experiences. XLVets has far exceeded our expectations.”

Mairaed Berkery

Avondale Veterinary Clinic, Arklow & Rathdrum,
Co. Wicklow

“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