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

Profitable Consulting; Generating Ethical Income by Working on the Clinical Problems Presented to You

Next event: 08 December 2023

Venue: Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise

This one-day session aims to help attendees understand the connection between key performance indicators and consultation turnover in practice.
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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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Farmer Webinar – Maximising Success At Dry Off

Next event: ONLINE

Venue: Online

FREE webinar delivered by veterinary experts for Farmers – “Maximising Success At Dry Off”

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Farmer Webinar – Cattle Worm Control For Optimal Health & Profitability in 2022

Next event: ONLINE

Venue: Online

FREE webinar delivered by veterinary experts for Dairy and Suckler Farmers – “Cattle Worm Control For Optimal Health & Profitability in 2022” See more Enquire Now


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