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At XLVets, we have a strong reputation for investing in people and we fully understand the needs of a graduate vet in the early stages of their career

Our 2022/2023 XLVets Veterinary Graduate Programme commences on 05 October 2022 and registration is now open.

Our structured programme is open to new and recent graduates, no more than 3 years qualified. The Programme is a two-year comprehensive mix of 13 practical and theory-based modules, providing essential CPD for a new graduates first job in practice.

Our programme ensures graduates gain insight and exposure to core areas including; bovine, companion animal, ovine, equine and communication, encouraging them to develop and enhance multiple competencies.

Our Graduate Programme offers a solid foundation on which to build a successful and long-term career within the XLVets network. It also provides the opportunity for graduates to share their experiences and be supported within a national network. Modules are delivered in 2 consecutive day blocks, fostering peer networking opportunities with an overnight stay and dinner included (Accommodation is an additional cost).

The XLVets Graduate Programme is open to vets working within the XLVets network but non members can also apply. Cost: Member Rate €1,900, Non – Member Rate €3,800.

Our 2022/2023 programme commences October 5th and runs until November 30th 2023.

Each day is eligible for CVE Points, the number of points available varies from 6.5 – 10 (If a practical is included more points are allocated).

Register your interest in the programme by submitting an expression of interest form HERE

XLVets Graduate Prospectus


Kate Carr, 2021/2022 Cohort

“The Graduate Programme was a great way for me to integrate back into the country after working in Wales for a year and a half and then making the move to come back home to Ireland. The programme allowed me to learn things that you wouldn’t read in the book, we have all gone to college and we know all the theory but it’s great to hear from more experienced vets on how they do things and also to chat with my peers and share tips and tricks. The course is based around the core competencies a young vet needs, it focuses in on what we should be doing day to day and it goes through the basics of everything that you would be expected to do in the first couple of years in practice”

Aine Mulcahy, 2021/2022 Cohort

“The XLVets Graduate Programme has been a huge benefit to me especially after the COVID-19 pandemic made my other learning opportunities more limited. I have enjoyed meeting other vets who are in the same position as me and it’s a great opportunity to share stories of cases we have seen in practice and discuss tips and tricks” 

Jonathan Collins, 2021/2022 Cohort

“I would highly recommend the XLVets Graduate Programme. The programme structure with both the theoretical and practical elements allow for real world learning. This programme provided me with skills and expertise to bring out into the working environment and back to my own practice”