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    Kevin O'Sullivan's picture

    Kevin O'Sullivan
    Glasslyn Veterinary Clinic and Chair XLVets

    Kevin is originally from Kerry, the son of a vet, with a brother also a vet in an XL Vet practice in the UK. Qualified in 1998, he worked in Tipperary/Limerick for a year before moving to Cork. Kevin is a partner in Glasslyn Veterinary Clinic, a 9 vet mixed (mainly dairy) practice based in Bandon and Kinsale. He completed a postgraduate diploma in Livestock Health and Production from the University of London in 2005 and completed UCD’s post graduate Certificate in Dairy Herd Health in 2016. Kevin has a keen interest in all aspects of dairy practice. Kevin was appointed Chair of XLVets in October 2020.

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    Nicholas Garvey
    Old Church Veterinary and XLVets

    Nick qualified as a veterinary practitioner in 2000 and has worked with Old Church Veterinary Hospital since then. He became a partner in the practice in 2006. He enjoys the diversity of mixed practice; equine, farm animals and small animals.

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    Patrick Clerkin
    Clerkin Veterinary Hospital and Director, XLVets

    Patrick is part of a five vet family practice Clerkin Vets, Co Cavan.

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    Conor Geraghty
    Geraghty & Neary Veterinary and Director, XLVets

    Conor Geraghty, native of Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, graduated with an MVB from University College Dublin in 1999. Following terms in both large animal and equine practice in the midlands and West of Ireland, Conor is now principal of Geraghty & Neary Veterinary, a three-person large animal/equine practice in east Galway. His specific veterinary interests include herd health, reproductive efficiency in beef and dairy cattle and knowledge transfer. He graduated from UCDs Dairy Herd Health in 2016. Conor is also a long-standing member of Veterinary Ireland. He has served on the CAVI (Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland) committee since 2011 and has been Chair for the past two years. He is currently Chair of the Food Animal Group of Veterinary Ireland. He is an active member of a number of working groups within the organisation including the BVD Implementation Group. Conor is married to Lisa who is also a vet and they have two children, Donnacha and Maeve. He manages a successful beef herd and breeds Belgian Blue cattle in his spare time. He has a fondness for the game of hurling.

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    Donal Lynch
    Donal Lynch Vets and Director, XLVets

    Donal is originally from Dublin and is now based and working in Tullamore. He qualified as vet in UCD in 2000. He is past President of Veterinary Ireland and past Chairperson of the Food Animal Group of Veterinary Ireland. Since qualification he has worked in mixed general practice with particular emphasis in cattle health and production. Prior to qualifying as a vet he spent time working in the agricultural sector on a large progressive dairy herd. Donal maintains a keen interest in all veterinary and agricultural matters. Donal is a member of the IBR Technical Working Group and one of the Veterinary Ireland representative on the BVD Implementation Group.

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    Tadhg Murphy
    Adare Veterinary Clinic and Director, XLVets

    Tadhg qualified as a vet in 1992. He first worked in Cashel, Co. Tipperary then in the U.K for 1 year and has been a partner at Adare Veterinary Clinic in County Limerick since 1997. Tadhg’s primary interest is in cattle practice.

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    Sean Coffey

    Sean Coffey MVB is a partner at Mulcair Veterinary Clinic based in Newport Co Tipperary and Cappamore Co Limerick. Sean is originally from Cork, where his father was also a Veterinary Surgeon. Sean qualified from UCD in 1998. He worked for two years at Mulcair Vets before working in small animal practice in Sheffield in 2001. Subsequently, he returned to Mulcair Veterinary Clinic where he has remained since. Sean became a partner in 2005. Sean 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.

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    John Quille
    Castle Vets, Castleisland, XLVets Director

    John is a partner in a two vet, predominantly farm animal practice, in Co Kerry. Castle Vets joined XL Vets in 2016. John has completed the Dairy Herd Health cert from UCD and is currently undertaking a diploma in Veterinary Practice Management through University of Ulster.

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    Willie Buckley
    Riverview Veterinary Group, Director XLVets

    Willie is based in Riverview Veterinary Group, Bandon, Co. Cork. He graduated from UCD Veterinary College in 1994. He has worked in general practice throughout Northern Ireland, Wales, England, New Zealand and Ireland. He joined the Board of Directors in October 2020.