Work as a veterinarian in Australia

Work as a veterinarian in Australia

If you are thinking of working as a veterinarian in Australia, you will need to know first what requirements you must meet. Keep reading because here we explain them to you.

What degree do I need to work as a veterinarian?

First of all you must have a degree that allows you to practice as a veterinarian in Australia. For this you will have several options; study and obtain your degree in veterinary medicine at an Australian university or validate your degree if you have already obtained it in your home country, for example. Thus, these will be the steps and requirements that you will have to fulfill in order to validate your veterinary medicine degree in Australia.

How to validate my degree to be able to work as a veterinarian in Australia?

  • If you have studied at any of the universities that recognize your degree in veterinary medicine, you can directly validate your degree.
  • If your title is not directly recognizable, you have two options:
    • Complete your studies in veterinary medicine at one of these Australian universities.
    • Take the National Veterinary Exam (NVE).

Requirements to take the National Veterinary Exam (NVE)

  • Have a minimum score of 7 in all parts of the English title IELTS or a B in all parts of the OET, both titles obtained at most in the last two years.
  • Have studied at least 4 years in one of these universities.
  • Have the license to be able to practice as a veterinarian in your country of origin.

Once you meet these requirements, you will be ready to register and take the National Veterinary Exam. In order to register, you will have to send the documentation detailed above to the following postal address:

  • Australasian Veterinary Boards Councils Inc (AVBC Inc)
    Level 8, 470 Collins Street Melbourne,
    VICTORIA 3000 AUSTRALIA

Structure of the National Veterinary Exam

If you have already enrolled in the ENV, you will be interested to know which parts of the exam are:

  • Preliminary exam: there is one call per year, usually in April. You will have to register for the exam at the latest on February 8. A multiple choice exam that you can take in Australia, New Zealand, London, New Delhi, Dubai or Singapore.
  • Final exam (Clinical): the exam is usually done in November or December, and lasts about 4 or 5 days. You have two opportunities within 27 months, after having passed the preliminary exam, otherwise, you will have to repeat and pass the preliminary exam again.

Once you have passed the final exam, a certificate will be issued that will be sent directly to you. With it, you will have to register as a veterinarian in Australia. From there, you will have the same right and obligations to work as a veterinarian in Australia.

If you still do not meet the English level requirement, do not worry. You can come to Australia with a student visa, enroll in an English course and work part-time on something else to finance your stay until you improve your level.
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