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.

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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

Getting to Grips with Cardiac Ultrasound ***3 places remaining***

Next event: 12 June 2023

Venue: Duggan Veterinary, Thurles Retail Park, Unit 9, Stradavoher, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, E41 E7K7

XLVets Skillnet will host a CPD training session with speaker Chris Linney for veterinary practitioners "Getting to Grips with Cardiac Ultrasound". See more Enquire Now


Dairy Cow Lameness: Introduction to basic treatments, risk factors and preventative measures ***4 places remaining***

Next event: 21 June 2023

Venue: Morning theory session – Comeragh Veterinary, Main St, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford | Afternoon practical session - On Farm, Adramone More, Leamybrien, Co. Waterford

This lameness introduction event with trainer Ger Cusack is aimed at farm animal or mixed vets who have little or no experience in the treatment of la..

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Farm Post Mortems

Next event: 25 July 2023

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

This Farm Post Mortems event with trainer Ben Strugnell aims to equip large animal vets with the ability to perform a competent post mortem examinatio..

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The Thorax: Problem-Based Approach to the Investigation of Cough and Dyspnoea

Next event: 29 September 2023

Venue: Horse & Jockey Hotel, Kilnoe, Horse & Jockey, Co. Tipperary, E41 AP86

In this session, our trainers Emma Tobin and Sheila Brennan will deliver a problem-based approach to the investigation and management of diseases of t..

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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