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

Advanced Practical Skills and Approaches in Bovine Surgery

Next event: 20 June 2024

Venue: UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Advanced Practical Skills and Approaches in Bovine Surgery" event on Thursday 20th June 2024. Our bovine surgery sessio..

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Intermediate Companion Dentistry

Next event: 19 June 2024

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

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a two day "Intermediate Companion Dentistry" event on Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June 2024. This comprehensive 2-day c..

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Small Animal Ophthalmic Surgery

Next event: 10 October 2024

Venue: Duggan Veterinary, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, E41 E7K7

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Small Animal Ophthalmic Surgery" event on Thursday 10th October 2024.The aim of the course is to improve your confidenc..

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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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More Testimonials

“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