Training for the veterinary and farming sector

We deliver high quality, practical relevant training tailored to our members specific needs in both the veterinary and farming sectors.

Veterinary Sector

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 the veterinary sector.


Farming 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.

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Management Development

“Enhancing management capacity, particularly in Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs), is a national policy imperative and a priority for Skillnet Ireland and it’s Learning Networks.  XLVets Skillnet offer tailored training and networking opportunities through a range of Management Development programmes. Click here for more information on the Skillnet Ireland website.


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.“
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Lucy Tottenham

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.””
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Dolores Cassells

Tullamore, Co. Offaly