XLVets Veterinary Graduate Programme

Start date: 07 October 2020

Duration: October 2020 - December 2021

Location: Location varies

Certificate: Eligible for CVE Points - Varies from 6.5 - 10 (If a practical is included)

Cost: Members €1,900, Non – Members €2,500

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

Learning outcomes

Our structured programme is available to all new and recent graduates. Delivered from October 2020 to December 2021, the comprehensive, practical and theory-based programme provides essential CPD required for a new graduates first job in practice.

It also provides the opportunity to be supported within a national network, plus the opportunity to meet up and network with other new graduates on a regular basis, it also gives you a solid foundation on which to build a long and fulfilling career in veterinary. 

The programme commences 7th October 2020 and consists of 13 modules. Days are scheduled in 2 day blocks. So this gives participants the opportunity to catch up in an informal setting during the evening dinner. 

We are now welcoming applications for the 2020 XLVets Veterinary Graduate Programme, please complete our enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Modules & Dates

Wednesday 7th October – Bovine 1
Bovine Obstetrics, caesarean sections & calving, calve surgery, medicine and treatments

Thursday 8th October – Bovine 2
Anaesthesia & surgery, vasectomies. Bovine lameness, hoof surgeries. Bovine enucleation

Wednesday 9th December – Companion Animal 1
Routine small animal surgery – Anaesthetic protocols, Neutering – cats and dogs. Wetlab session includes cadaver surgery & live neutering

Thursday 10th December – Companion Animal 2
Effective Consultation Skills. The primary consult, vaccination and euthanasia consults

Wednesday 3rd February – Equine 1
Castration, lameness examinations, diagnostics and treatments, markings and horse passports – the rules and regulations, colic, dentistry and endoscopy

Thursday 4th February – Sheep 1
Sheep fertility, ewe nutrition & metabolic diseases. Caesarean sections & lambing. Infectious diseases & parasite control

Wednesday 9th June – Companion Animal 3
Trauma & wound closures. Emergencies – Acute poisoning & seizing dogs. Vaccinations & boosters

Thursday 10th June – Bovine 3
Mastitis and the farmer consultation, cell count data, milk quality and housing. Practical on farm

Wednesday 28th July – Bovine 4
Post mortem techniques & disease investigation. Secondary diseases. Practical in a knackery

Thursday 29th July – Equine 2
Equine emergencies and acute trauma/sedations and general anaesthetic options. Foaling related emergencies

Thursday 15th October – Bovine 5
Bovine 5 – Bovine reproduction and scanning

Wednesday 9th December – Small Animal 4
Ultrasound scanning

Thursday 10th December – Communications
Emotional intelligence, facilitation skills for collaborative problem solving and consultative decision making

Trainer Profile

Modules are delivered by our panel of experienced vets, including national and international expert speakers.

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