We deliver high quality, practical relevant training tailored to our members specific needs in both the veterinary and farming sectors.
Our veterinary members work collaboratively to share best practice, when training opportunities are identified we can respond quickly by creating flexible, practical training programmes that are relevant and tailored to the specific needs of those working within the veterinary sector.
The objective of these training programmes is to enhance farm productivity and efficiency through the provision of relevant, practical training.
If you are part of a discussion group, our panel of expert trainers are available to deliver bespoke training to your group.
XLVets Skillnet supports the workforce development needs of businesses within the agri sector. If you are currently not in employment and wish to upskill or reskill, you may be interested in training offered by other Skillnet Networks through Skills Connect. Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website – https://www.skillnetireland.ie/skills-connect
“One of the main principles of organic livestock farming is to maintain the…
highest possible animal health and welfare standards. We have participated in a number of XLVets Skillnet programmes delivered by trainer Mark Drought, Avondale Veterinary. Mark has always been available to give advice on any animal health issues and assisted Cloragh Organic Farm in drawing up an animal health plan that has helped prevent disease on our farm and improve overall flock health.“
Cloragh Organic Farm, Wicklow
“The XLVets Graduate Programme is a fantastic opportunity…
“to meet other young vets adjusting to the reality of veterinary life! The first veterinary job after college can be quite daunting and challenging. The programme provides a chance to gain valuable knowledge from vets that have been working in the profession for many years. It is directed in a pleasant and informal manner with hands on practical experience. The speakers involved make a huge effort to involve every participant throughout the course. The programme has been invaluable to me in gaining knowledge about many aspects of the veterinary profession. It has also given me the chance to meet people from the XLVet network throughout the country. I have enjoyed getting to know the participants also and I hope that we can stay in contact in the future.””
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
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XLVets Skillnet Network is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
In this article, Vet Kevin Meaney, Southview Veterinary Hospital discusses the upcoming new regulations governing the use of antibiotics in animals in Ireland and outlines some of the things we can do to address these changes.