Mike Curran becomes General Manager Ireland of XLVets Ireland Ltd.

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    Tipperary, Irl, Release: August 24, 2020.  

    XLVets Ireland Ltd., announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mike Curran as General Manager Ireland, effective immediately.  Curran previously held the position of Head of Sales, Operations, I.T. and Project Management in Hickey’s Pharmacies, an Irish owned group of retail pharmacies.


    “We are excited about Mike joining the XLVets team, we are confident that Mike’s wealth of experience will enable XLVets member practices to further develop and deliver innovative services to their clients.  We are proud to have achieved so much in the first 10 years and we are confident with Mike onboard we can be even more successful in the next 10 years”, Nick Garvey, XLVets Chairman.


    Mike Curran joins XLVets as an experienced senior manager, with extensive experience in the service, airline, retail and pharmacy industries, driving value through the design & management of change in sales, people, culture, communication, processes & infrastructure.  Having achieved a 1st in a Master of Business Studies in 2017, Curran continued education with Project Management in UL, Negotiating for Value in Trinity, Leadership with the IRFU and Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.  Notable achievements include a Top 1% MBS result, published peer viewed article in the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, conference speaker, winner best pharmacy Ireland, winner national retail store Ireland, runner-up store manager of the year.  A keen interest in achieving the best results through efficiency & simplicity.  In his downtime, Curran, living in Co. Clare, enjoys food, achieving finalist Masterchef Ireland, coaching Rugby and Football teams, running, swimming, fishing, boats and all adventures outdoors.


    “In the search for a general manager for XLVets Ireland we had an immense pool of talented candidates to choose from.  Mike Curran was the standout candidate - his enthusiasm and work ethic is infectious.  I am really looking forward to working with him in XLVets and I am very excited where he will take us”, Conor Geraghty, XLVets Director.


    “I am delighted to join XLVets.  It is a privilege to be part of an organisation that is recognised as delivering high quality services and innovative solutions for animal health in Ireland.  A large part of the role is to enable growth of member value, recruitment & retention, new opportunities, encourage peer to peer sharing and collaboration, driving a sense of community.  The opportunity ahead for XLVets is vast and achievable, but to seize it, we need to understand the points of value and goals that matter, plan the steps to get there and the actions needed to succeed”, Mike Curran.  


    XLVets strives to deliver the highest standards of animal care and health management through veterinary excellence and the Board of Directors see the appointment of Curran as being pivotal to that success.


    XLVets Ireland represents a network of independently owned veterinary practices – encompassing over 260 veterinarians, nurses and a further 200 support team members, serving 17% of the Irish market for veterinary products and services.

    Since inception in 2010, XLVets has become the leading business network for veterinary practices in Ireland, commenting that success is built on hard work, the ability to closely collaborate and deliver strong commercial benefits to members, sound organisational processes and a deep understanding of the veterinary profession and agricultural sector.




    Contact info:

    Name:  Denise Duggan, Network Manager XLVets Skillnet

    Organisation: XLVets Ireland Ltd.

    Company URL: https://www.xlvets.ie/

    Address: Main Street, Newport, Co. Tipperary, V94K7PH

    Phone: +353 – 61 – 381505