XLVets Veterinary Graduate Programme

Start date: 07 October 2020

Duration: 1 Year

Location: Location varies

Certificate: VCI Accredited

Cost: Members €1,450, Non – Members €1,950

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

Learning outcomes

Our structured programme is available to all new and recent graduates. Delivered over 11 months, 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.

Dedicated learning time is allocated to the programme as well as the support of an experienced and committed veterinary practitioner who will be there to mentor and guide you through the learning experience. The programme will provide you with a solid foundation on which to build a long-term and fulfilling career. 

The programme commences 7th October 2020 and consists of 10 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.



  • Bovine Obstetrics, caesarean sections & calving
  • Calf medicine and treatments
  • Digit amputation & secondary surgeries
  • Post mortem techniques and disease investigation
  • Mastitis, milk quality and housing
  • Surgery including vasectomy, epididectomy & hernia repair


  • Sheep fertility, caesarean sections & lambing
  • Parasites and dosing strategies
  • Vaccination protocols
  • Metabolic diseases


  • Equine emergencies and acute trauma
  • Sedations and general anaesthetic options
  • Lameness examinations, diagnosis and treatments
  • Dentistry
  • Markings and horse passports- The rules and regulations

Small Animal

  • Consultations and in-house testing
  • Neutering – cats and dogs
  • Anaesthesia including emergency and critical care
  • Soft tissue surgery

Trainer Profile

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

Sign up by filling out our enquiry form below