Veterinary Practice Leadership Programme

Start date: 02 May 2024

Duration: May 2024 to February 2025

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

Cost: €2,500

Programme overview

XLVets Skillnet have developed a new Veterinary Practice Leadership Programme. This programme is designed for business owners of veterinary practices and practice managers to enhance their leadership and strategic skills.

It will give you space to work ON the Practice rather than IN the Practice to create a thriving business.

You will be in a learning environment where you can take time to
* Build leadership skills in communication, people management and self-management
* Simplify your processes & build strategic skills in customer service, marketing and finance
* Understand how to retain and motivate current staff
* Design the optimal culture for your practice

Programme Details

Objectives –
* Achieve CLARITY around the BUSINESS STRATEGY for your business to drive positive growth
* Develop a strategic LEADERSHIP PLAN that has a strength-based approach for you and your team
* Develop a deep understanding of the enablers and inhibitors of your WELLNESS to live a vibrant and successful life
* Understand the elements of a HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS and how to manage others and lead teams effectively
* Improve interpersonal and COMMUNICATION skills including networking, managing difficult conversations and negotiation skills.
* Build SELF AWARENESS skills to improve relationships within and with others to excel in your Leadership Role

Programme Includes
*  8 x Face-to-face workshops
* 4 x Online masterclasses
* 2 x 1:1 online coaching sessions
* Programme Specific Online Platform to host resources
* Inspiring speakers
* Spotlight Profile report

Duration –
In-person Workshops – 6.5 hours (10:00am – 16:30pm)
Masterclasses – 1 hour
1:1 online coaching sessions – 1 hour

Booking –
Places are limited to 12 people
Apply now by emailing Denise Duggan at or call 061 381 505 for more information

Closing Date – 
Closing date for registration is Friday 27th April 2024, 12pm


Participants will be facilitated by a team of experts from

About XLVets Skillnet:

Established in 2011, XLVets Skillnet is a not-for-profit Learning Network 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.

Of the 70+ Skillnet Ireland Learning Networks, we are the only Network dedicated exclusively to supporting the veterinary sector in Ireland. We do this through the provision of high-quality, sector-led, subsidised training and education.

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