About
XLVets Skillnet

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

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.

In 2018 we launched Agri Academy, which offers FREE online training for farmers. These short, easy to watch modules can be accessed 24/7 at a time that suits you. Click here to get started.

XLVets Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and our member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded by the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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XLVets Ireland is a network of independently owned, progressive veterinary practices who work collaboratively sharing experience, knowledge and skills in order to define and deliver the highest standards of veterinary practice, animal welfare and customer care to both our livestock clients and companion animal clients.

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Upcoming Courses

XLence in Dairy Herd Health

Next event: 10 October 2019

Venue: James Breen's Farm, Lisduff, Lattin, Co. Tipperary

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Bull Breeding Soundness Masterclass

Next event: 24 October 2019

Venue: Tullamore Court Hotel, practical at nearby farm

The Masterclass is aimed at vets who have some experience at bull fertility testing. The morning session includes a review of the basics of bull repr..

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Agri Academy Module 1 – The Essentials of Good Medicine Management on Farm

Next event: ONLINE

Venue: Online

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Agri Academy Module 2 – Pneumonia: Reduce The Financial Impact In Your Herd This Winter

Next event: ONLINE

Venue: Online

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More Testimonials

One of the main principles of organic livestock farming is to maintain the highest possible animal health and welfare standards.  We have participated in a number of XLVets Skillnet programmes…

delivered by trainer Mark Drought, Avondale Veterinary. Mark has always been available to give advice on any animal health issues and assisted Cloragh Organic Farm in drawing up an animal health plan that has helped prevent disease on our farm and improve overall flock health.“
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Lucy Tottenham

Cloragh Organic Farm, Wicklow

“The graduate mentorship programme is a fantastic opportunity to meet other young vets adjusting to the reality of veterinary life! The first veterinary job after college can be quite daunting and…

challenging. The programme provides a chance to gain valuable knowledge from vets that have been working in the profession for many years. It is directed in a pleasant and informal manner with hands on practical experience. The speakers involved make a huge effort to involve every participant throughout the course. The programme has been invaluable to me in gaining knowledge about many aspects of the veterinary profession. It has also given me the chance to meet people from the XLVet network throughout the country. I have enjoyed getting to know the participants also and I hope that we can stay in contact in the future.”
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Dolores Cassells

Tullamore, Co. Offaly