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ANZSCO 234711 - Registered Migration Australia


A veterinarian diagnoses, treats and prevents animal diseases, ailments and injuries. Registration or licensing is required. In Australia a veterinarian is a Skill Level 1 occupation.




Veterinarian Alternative Titles


  • Veterinary Surgeon





  • Veterinary Parasitologist
  • Veterinary Pathologist



Veterinarian Occupation Lists
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Group: 2347 Veterinarians




Veterinarian job description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a veterinarian in Australia is to diagnose, treat and prevent animal diseases, ailments and injuries.



  • treating animals medically and surgically, and administering and prescribing drugs, analgesics, and general and local anaesthetics
  • determining the presence and nature of abnormal conditions by physical examination, laboratory testing and through diagnostic imaging techniques including radiography and ultrasound
  • performing surgery, dressing wounds and setting broken bones
  • rendering obstetric services to animals
  • participating in programs designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of animal diseases
  • inoculating animals against, and testing for, infectious diseases and notifying authorities of outbreaks of infectious animal diseases
  • performing autopsies to determine cause of death
  • advising clients on health, nutrition and feeding, hygiene, breeding and care of animals
  • may provide professional services to commercial firms producing biological and pharmaceutical products
  • may specialise in the treatment of a particular animal group or in a particular specialty area such as cardiology, chiropractic, dermatology or critical care


Skill Level
Most occupations in the veterinarian unit group (Group 2347) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Registration or licensing as a veterinarian is required in Australia.


Occupations within the Veterinarian Group


  • 234711 Veterinarian


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Veterinarian is currently assessed with AVBC - (Australasian Veterinary Boards Council); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Veterinarian in Australia is $ 111,373 for male employees and $ 63,036 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 45.7 Females: 37.0 Persons: 38.9

Source: (Group 2347) Veterinarians - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


Please contact us if you would like assistance with your Veterinarian visa application. Registered Migration Australia is a licensed migration company. Our clients receive the highest possible rate of success from our years of experience and in-depth knowledge of Australia’s Skilled Migration program.