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

The Future of Cattle Veterinary Practice

Next event: 06 October 2022

Venue: Online via Zoom

Join XLVets Skillnet with John Remnant for a FREE webinar on "The future of cattle veterinary practice ". In this session John will review recent rese..

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Recruitment and Retention of Farm Animal Vets

Next event: 13 October 2022

Venue: Online via Zoom

Farm veterinary recruitment has become increasingly challenging in recent years, especially so for rural Ireland. Join XLVets Skillnet with John Remna..

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Trainer Skills Refresher Programme

Next event: 24 January 2023

Venue: The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois

If you have previously completed a trainer qualification and are looking to refresh your presenting and delivery skills, this course is perfect for yo..

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Farmer Webinar – Maximising Success At Dry Off

Next event: 26 October 2022

Venue: Live streamed via YouTube

On October 26th XLVets in partnership with Zoetis will live stream this FREE webinar on Maximising Success at Dry Off. Our host Kieran O’ Mahony, Gl..

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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