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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

XLVets Veterinary Graduate Programme – applications are now CLOSED for our 23/24 cohort

Our structured graduate programme is available to all new and recent graduates. Delivered from October 2023 to November 2024, this comprehensive, practical and theory-based programme provides essential CPD required for a new graduates first job in practice.

The Programme is a comprehensive mix of 13 practical and theory-based modules, providing essential CPD for a new graduates first job in practice. Graduates gain insight and exposure to core areas including; bovine, companion animal, ovine, equine and communication, encouraging them to develop and enhance multiple competencies. Days are scheduled in 2 day blocks. So this gives participants the opportunity to catch up in an informal setting during the evening dinner. 

Cost: Members €2,250, Non – Members €4,500

Our next programme starts 4th October 2023, applications are now CLOSED.


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”