About Us

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.

Just some of what XLVets Skillnet Offer;

  • Agri Academy – Online training for farmers, Sign up for FREE today!

  • Bespoke workshops for farmer discussion groups – subsidised rates 

  • Herd Health Mentor programmes

  • VCI accredited CPD training for the veterinary sector – vets, nurses and practice support staff

  • XLVets Graduate Programme –  Click HERE for further details

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

Fear Free Veterinary Certification Programme

Next event: ONLINE


Are you interested in learning about the techniques you can use to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in your patients, which in turn crea..

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FREE on Farm Event – AgTech Transformation on Irish Dairy Farms

Next event: 20 October 2021

Venue: Choose from 6 events taking place on 6 different farms around the country, details of each location are outlined below

Join XLVets, Lely and MSD Animal Health for a series of on farm events starting October 20th, over 3 weeks we will visit 6 farms, where you will learn..

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Farmer Webinar – Reviewing the Suckler Breeding Season to Date

Next event: ONLINE

Venue: Online

FREE webinar delivered by veterinary experts for Farmers – “Reviewing the Suckler Breeding Season to Date”

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Farmer Webinar – Getting the Most From the Second Half of the Breeding Season

Next event: ONLINE

Venue: Online

Free Webinar delivered by veterinary experts for Dairy Farmers – “Getting the Most out of the Second Half of the Breeding Season”

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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