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

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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Dairy Cow Lameness: Introduction to basic treatments, risk factors and preventative measures

Next event: 11 January 2023

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

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a Dairy Cow Lameness: Introduction to basic treatments, risk factors and preventative measures event on Wednesday 11th Jan..

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Making the most of your microscope: In-house practical microscopy for nurses

Next event: 25 January 2023

Venue: O Connor Julian Vets, Cahir Rd, Spafield, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Making the Most of Your Microscope Nurses" event on Wednesday 25th January 2023. This one-day session aims to give an o..

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Understanding the Basics of Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses

Next event: 19 January 2023

Venue: iM3 Dental Limited, Unit 29, Duleek Business Park, Co. Meath, A92 N72W

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Understanding the basics of dentistry for Veterinary Nurses" event on Thursday 19th January 2023. This one-day session ..

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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