Emigrate To Australia As A Veterinarian

We secure visas for veterinarians to emigrate to Australia. View our guide to the Australian skills criteria.  To qualify for a skilled visa to Australia you will need to evidence you are capable of doing the job.  You can relax as we shall build your winning case.  Once we have secured your visa we can introduce you to our network of recruiters across Australia.


We always aim to secure a permanent residency visa for Australia as our first choice for our clients.  This removes any risks associated with attaching a visa to a specific employer.  Our approach is designed to provide you as our client with long-term security in Australia.

Complete our Free assessment and our experts will let you know if you are eligible to emigrate.

Government Report On Job Prospects

Government data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.  Recent reports show strong growth in this profession along with high average salaries.   It is important to note the average salaries could be easily doubled for people with three or more years experience and qualified with a positive skills assessment.

  • Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Veterinarians is expected to be low (equal to or less than 5,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).
  • Employment for this occupation fell slightly in the past five years and rose strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Veterinarians to November 2020 is expected to grow strongly.
  • This is a small occupation (9000 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities may be quite limited in some regions.
  • Veterinarians have a below average proportion of full-time jobs (67 per cent). For Veterinarians working full-time, average weekly hours are 43.6 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are above average - in the eighth decile. Unemployment for Veterinarians is below average.
  • The most common level of educational attainment for Veterinarians is Bachelor degree (66.7 per cent).
  • Veterinarians are mainly employed in: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Public Administration and Safety; and Education and Training.

Key Indicators

Key Indicators graph - see table below for a summary

This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies.

A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.

A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.

How many workers are employed in this occupation?90003
How many work full-time (% share)?67.04
What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?14958
How does unemployment compare with other occupations?below average2
What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?37.98
What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?-5.44
What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?12.58
What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?strong growth7
What will be the level of future job openings?low2

Across Australia there are large numbers of domestic, farm and wild animals all requiring care from time to time.  Australia Vets are trained to a high standard and the Australasian Veterinarian Board Council Inc.  is a private company dedicated to managing the profession across Australia and New Zealand.  There selection methods on accrediting overseas skills are often difficult to understand and communication can be a little difficult.  There are precise methods used in reviewing a candidate and the case must be presented in a clear way that will allow a decision immediately.  Any cases submitted that are not "visa ready" will be rejected.

We  aim to secure our clients a permanent visa for Australia under the 189 visa class to provide security and ensure a clients visa is not dependent on their work.  This visa carries many benefits over a sponsored visa which we are happy to explain.

A person will be required to hold the necessary qualifications and experience.

  • 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 speciality area such as cardiology, chiropractic, dermatology or critical care

Australian Visas Available:

The most popular visas are the (189) and (190) which allows you to live and work in Australia.
Australia remains one of the most attractive immigration destinations for skilled workers and families around the world. However, this means Australia can be selective over who they accept each year to join them.

What are the Skilled Worker Visa basic requirements?

For both the Independent Skilled Worker Visa (189) and the State Sponsored Skilled Worker Visa (190) potential applicants must meet the following basic criteria:
  • Be under 50 years of age
  • Demonstrate competence in the English language
  • Possess skills and qualifications that address the needs of the Australian labour market
  • Meet the skills assessment test

What is the difference between the two Skilled Worker Visas?

Independent Skilled Worker Visas (189) provide permanent residency on arrival and you are free to live and work anywhere in Australia.
State Sponsored Skilled Worker Visas (190) requires one of the following:
A nomination from a State or Territory government agency.  You will be expected to live in that state for two years after arrival and then secure your permanent residency visa.

What do Skilled Work Visas allow me to do?

 Successful applicants for an Australian work visa are entitled to:
  • Reside permanently in Australia and engage work opportunities
  •  Receive healthcare
  •  Study at a school, vocational education programs, or university
  •  Become eligible for Australian Citizenship in time
We provide assistance building winning cases.  Apply for your free assessment today

We can assist at every stage of your journey:

We assist you with the Australian visa and immigration application;

Our team has access to extensive resources to help you find your ideal job in Australia;

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