Veterinary Excellence

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The leading network for veterinary practices in Ireland.

 

The leading network for veterinary practices in Ireland.

 

The leading network for veterinary practices in Ireland.

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Our Story

XLVets Ireland is a network of independently owned veterinary practices. Our membership model is built by members, for members. Our success is from smart, focused, value driving works, closely collaborating and delivering strong commercial benefits, sound organisational processes and support to members.

XLVets members are part of a successful global community of veterinary networks in the UK, New Zealand and Canada. By providing a model that supports collaborative working, members have the opportunity to share ideas and learn new skills beyond their regional and country boundaries.

Our Journey

2021
Membership at 30 Independent Businesses
2018
Membership at 25 Independent Businesses
2017
Ireland's only Veterinary Graduate Programme Starts
2011
Established XLVets Skillnet
2010
XLVets Ireland Founded with 18 Independent Businesses

Consistently delivering the highest standards

XLVets Ireland is a network of independently owned, vibrant and progressive veterinary practices that are all committed to the principle of clinical excellence. Our network encompasses over 190 veterinarians, 90 veterinary nurses, a further 160 support team members, serving more than 17% of the Irish market for veterinary products and services.

Adare Vet Clinic
All Creatures Veterinary Clinic
AHC Veterinary
Avondale Veterinary Clinic
Carn Vets
Castle Veterinary
Clerkin Vets
Comeragh Veterinary
Slieve Bloom Veterinary Ltd
Farmgate Veterinary Group
Glasslyn Vets
Glen Veterinary Clinic
Glenamaddy Veterinary
Glenbower Veterinary Ltd
Glenina Support Services Ltd
Gortlandroe Veterinary Clinic
Killaloe Veterinary Clinic
Kilcoyne & Barnes Veterinary
Killenaule Vets
Lismore Vets
Longford Animal Health Centre
Moy Veterinary Clinic
Mulcair Veterinary Clinic
O Connor Julian Veterinary Hospital
Old Church Veterinary Hospital
Ormonde Veterinary
Riverview Veterinary Group
Sliabh Luachra Veterinary
Southview Veterinary Hospital Ltd
Gorey Vet Hospital
Nationwide

Network

1

Member-Owned Network

30

Independent Businesses

52

Veterinary Clinics

450

Staff

Animals in the care of XLVets Member Practices

170,000
EWES
85,000
DOGS
300,000
DAIRY COWS
150,000
BEEF COWS

220,000

FATTENING CATTLE

5,000,000

CHICKENS

22,000

CATS

500,000

PIGS
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Our Organisational Structure

XLVets Ireland ltd.

Our Organisational Structure

Our Directors

Glasslyn Veterinary Clinic, XLVets Chair

Kevin O'Sullivan

Kevin qualified from UCD in 1998 and joined Glasslyn Veterinary Clinic in 2000, an 11 vet mixed practice with clinics in both Bandon and Kinsale. Kevin is one of four partners. Kevin has a keen interest in all aspects of dairy practice. Glasslyn joined XLVets in 2014 and Kevin joined XLVets Board of Directors in 2015 and was appointed Chair of XLVets in October 2020. Kevin is a member of XLVets Farm Animal and the Governance, Risk & Audit Committee.
Old Church Veterinary, XLVets Director

Nicholas Garvey

Nick qualified from UCD in 2000 and has worked with Old Church Veterinary Hospital since, with clinics in Ballyshannon, Donegal Town and Grange, Sligo. Nick became a partner in 2006 and practice principal in 2018. He enjoys the diversity of being in a mixed practice, equine, farm animals and small animals and one of his specialities is orthopeadic surgery. Old Church joined XLVets in 2011 and Nick joined the Board of Directors in 2012. Nick is a member of XLVets Farm Animal, Companion Animal and the Governance, Risk & Audit Committee.
Clerkin Veterinary Hospital, XLVets Director

Patrick Clerkin

Patrick qualified from UCD in 2009 and is a partner at Clerkin Veterinary, a 9 vet family run practice. Clerkins have clinics in Cootehill, Virginia and Clones, Co. Cavan. They are a member since XLVets inception in 2010. Patrick joined the board of directors in 2016. He is a member of XLVets Fundraising, Membership, Finance Committee & Remuneration Committee.
FarmGate Veterinary Group, XLVets Director

Conor Geraghty

Conor graduated from UCD in 1999, he is principal of FarmGate Veterinary Group, a six vet large animal/equine practice in east Galway with clinics in Mountbellew and Loughrea. His specific veterinary interests include herd health, reproductive efficiency in beef and dairy cattle and knowledge transfer. Conor is the current president of Veterinary Ireland. His practice joined XLVets in 2015 and Conor joined the Board of Directors in 2016. Conor is a member of XLVets Farm Animal and Marketing Committee, Public Relations Committee, Social/Ethics & Nomination Committees.
Slieve Bloom Veterinary, XLVets Director

Donal Lynch

Donal qualified from UCD in 2000. He is principal at Slieve Bloom Veterinary with clinics in Tullamore and Portarlington. Since qualifying he has worked in mixed general practice and has a particular interest in cattle health and production. Donal keeps suckler cows, sheep and horses on his home farm. He is past President of Veterinary Ireland and past Chair of the Food Animal Group of Veterinary Ireland. His practice has been a member since XLVets inception in 2010. Donal joined the Board of Directors in 2015. He is a member of XLVets VetInsights, Farm Animal and Fundraising, Membership, Finance Committee & Remuneration Committee.
Adare Veterinary Clinic, XLVets Director

Tadhg Murphy

Tadhg qualified from UCD in 1992. He has been a partner at Adare Veterinary Clinic since 1997, a 3 partner/vet practice in county Limerick. Tadhg’s primary interest is in cattle practice. Adare Veterinary was one of the founding XLVets practices in 2010 and Tadhg has served as treasurer since, he is currently on his second term as Director. Tadhg is a member of XLVets Companion Animal and Fundraising, Membership, Finance Committee & Remuneration Committee.
Mulcair Veterinary Clinic, XLVets Director

Sean Coffey

Sean qualified from UCD in 1998. He is a partner at Mulcair Veterinary Clinic, a 3 partner, 8 vet practice with clinics in Newport and Cappamore. Sean became a partner in 200, he started veterinary life as a farm animal vet but as the years have passed he now spends more and more time as a companion animal vet. Mulcair has been a member since XLVets inception in 2010. Sean joined the Board of Directors in 2019. He is a member of XLVets Companion Animal and our Marketing Committee, Public Relations Committee, Social/Ethics & Nomination Committee.
Castle Vets, Castleisland, XLVets Director

John Quille

John qualified in 2000. He is a partner at Castle Veterinary, a two vet, predominantly farm animal practice in Castleisland, Co Kerry. John has completed the Dairy Herd Health Certificate from UCD and a diploma in Veterinary Practice Management through University of Ulster. Castle Vets joined XLVets in 2016. John joined the Board of Directors in 2018. He is a member of XLVets Farm Animal and Marketing Committee, Public Relations Committee, Social/Ethics & Nomination Committee.
Riverview Veterinary Group, XLVets Director

Willie Buckley

Willie qualified from UCD in 1994. He is a partner at Riverview Veterinary Group,a 5 partner, 19 vet practice with clinics in Ballincollig, Kinsale, Carrigaline, Bandon and Clonakilty. He has worked in general practice throughout Northern Ireland, Wales, England, New Zealand and Ireland.Riverview Veterinary has been a member since XLVets inception in 2010. Willie has served two terms on the Board of Directors and started his second term in 2020. He is a member of XLVets Farm Animal and Governance, Risk & Audit Committees.

Our Team

General Manager Ireland

Mike Curran

Mike Curran has extensive experience in the service, retail, airline and pharmacy industries; driving value through the design & implementation of change; in sales, costs, people, culture, communication, processes & infrastructure. Having achieved a 1st in a Master of Business Studies in 2017, Mike continued education with Project Management in UL, Negotiations in Trinity, Leadership with the IRFU, Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and diploma in Corporate Governance. Notable achievements include a Top 1% MBS result, published peer viewed article in the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, case study by leading global firm, conference speaker, winner national retail store Ireland. In his downtime, Mike, living in Co. Clare, enjoys food, achieving finalist Masterchef Ireland, coaching Rugby and Football teams, running, swimming, fishing, boats and all adventures outdoors.
XLVets Skillnet Network Manager

Denise Duggan

Denise Duggan joined XLVets in 2014 as our first full time member of staff and manages our training network XLVets Skillnet. Denise qualified with a Business Degree in 2008, in 2016, completed a Diploma in Learning and Development with IPA and is currently completing a Leadership Development Programme through Ingenium. Denise has a long history working within education and managed a training centre in Limerick for 5 years prior to joining XLVets. Denise works closely with our Skillnet Steering Group to implement the network's training plan by liaising with our members to identify common training requirements that drives excellence in practice.
Office and Marketing Administrator

Fiona Leamy

Fiona Leamy is the newest team member of the XLVets team, taking on the role of Office and Marketing Administrator. Fiona graduated in 2018 achieving First Class Honors in a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Management degree. Shortly after graduating Fiona moved to London and spent two years working with White Spider Media, a media advertising agency. In this new role, Fiona manages the XLVets marketing activities and coordinates all XLVet Skillnet training activities. Fiona has a particular interest in digital media and also loves using her organisational skills to manage and coordinate projects on time and to the highest standard.
Office and Finance Administrator

Eimear Barrett

Eimear joined XLVets in 2019, her current role is Office and Finance Administrator. Her career spans several industries, beginning with a trade apprenticeship and work in both Ireland and the UK, followed by retail management. Eimear enjoys the challenge of continuous education - completing an Honors Degree in Economics and Sociology in 2014, then, while a customer service agent for a financial institution she completed QQI certifications in training and bookkeeping. She believes she will put her variety of skills and experience to good use in XLVets Ireland.

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