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

Veterinary Practice Leadership Programme

Next event: 02 May 2024

Venue: Combination of online and face to face facilitated workshops, masterclasses and 1:1 coaching sessions.

XLVets Skillnet have developed a new Veterinary Practice Leadership Programme. This programme is designed for business owners of veterinary practices ..

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A case-based approach to dermatology

Next event: 08 May 2024

Venue: The Skin Vet, 27 Cork Rd, Glebe, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 K162

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "A case-based approach to dermatology" event on Wednesday 8th May 2024 with the Skinvet dermatology team, Kathryn Cuddy ..

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Making the most of the practice microscope

Next event: 15 May 2024

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

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Making the most of the practice microscope" event on Wednesday 15th May 2024. This one-day session aims to give an over..

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Advanced Bovine Lameness – Refresh and what`s new in Hoofcare

Next event: 29 May 2024

Venue: Ahascragh, Galway

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Advanced Bovine Lameness - Refresh and what`s new in Hoofcare" event on Wednesday 29th May 2024.This advanced lameness ..

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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