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    Over 120 farm vets from Ireland, UK and Denmark congregated in Cork on October 10 and 11 to review the role of veterinary in the context of the Food Harvest 2020 strategy for the expansion of farming in Ireland. Split between fantastic presentations  from Teagasc (Pat Dillon, Stephen Butler and John Mee) and from UCD (Michael Doherty, Finbar Mulligan and Luke O'Grady); delegates also took...

    Everything is better when the sun shines! Participants in this years Bike and Hike had a fantastic time touring through the Glen of Aherlow in the Limerick Tipperary border and climbing Galtee Mor. Since their inception in 2005 the VIVA Wheelers have raised €224,000. This years event contributed €13,500 which will be used to fund Phase 2 of the Ugandan Animal Traction Project. See...

    On 11 September, Ger Cusack of and Chairman of XLVets presented the UCD Vet School rugby team with a new set of jerseys sponsored by XLVets. The Vet School Rugby team competes in the Dublin Hospitals Rugby Cup which was inaugurated way back in 1881. Given that the IRFU was founded in 1879, it can rightly claim to the oldest rugby competition in Ireland!

    XLVets Skillnet put the dental care of small animals centre stage at the UCD Veterinary Sciences on the 27th and 28th of April. The event focused on the practicalities of making the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of small animal dental problems available to pet owners and their pets. If  your pet could do with a check up or if you have any questions about your pet's...

    Farmers from Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands, attended an XLVet Skillnet training event on Disease Management and Biosecurity on 20 February 2013. The event was facilitated by Glenina Vets from Galway.

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