XLVets Veterinary Nurse Graduate Programme

The XLVets Veterinary Nurse Graduate Programme is specifically designed for newly qualified veterinary nurses or those less than 3 years qualified. Delivered over 6 months, this comprehensive programme focuses on bridging the gap between academic learning and real-world practice, empowering nurses to navigate the challenges of veterinary care with confidence.

This programme aims to advance the professional growth of veterinary nurses, offering them a structured pathway to enhance their competencies. This unique and enriching learning experience will include a mix of practical and theory led in person sessions, training will also be complemented by task-based checklists to be completed in practice.  Practical hands-on training and mentoring are integral components of this programme, ensuring that participants not only meet industry standards but also actively contribute to the overall excellence of veterinary care.

Our 2023/2024 programme commences December 12th and will conclude June 12th 2024.

Our current 2023/24 programme is FULLY BOOKED, details of our 2024/25 programme to follow.

Programme Schedule

Module 1 – Communication Skills for Veterinary Nurses 
Tuesday, 12th December 2023 | Trainer: Melanie O’Donoghue RVN, DipDM, DipLM, DipHRM, Cert Fear Free Practitioner

Module 2 – Nursing Anaesthesia 
Friday, 26th January 2024 | Trainer: Georgina Murphy RVN Dip AVN (surg) PG Dip Vet anaesthesia and analgesia

Module 3 – Diagnostic Laboratory  
Wednesday, 21st February 2024 | Trainer: Emma Corbett-Coffey MVB CertAVP(GSAS)

Module 4 – Diagnostic Imaging  
Friday, 22nd March 2024 | Trainer: Rosie Ellis DVM GPCert(DI) MSc BA

Module 5 – Critical Care and First Aid  
Friday, 10th May 2024 | Trainer: Mairead Deasy DipAVN DipHE CVN RVN

 Module 6 – Medical Nursing  
Wednesday, 12th June 2024 | Trainer: Mairead Deasy DipAVN DipHE CVN RVN

Additional Training:
Additional Training 1 – Understanding the Basics of Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses  
Thursday, 11th April 2024 | Trainer: Nora Schwitzer Dipl. Tier., PhD, GPCert (SADen&OS), MRCVS

Additional Training 2 – Fear Free Course and Certification 
12 months access from start of the graduate programme

Further Information

If you have any questions about the graduate programme, please e-mail: admin@xlvets.ie or call us on 061 381505.