Occupation Profile – Veterinarian – (ANZSCO 234711) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleVETERINARIAN
ANZSCO Code234711
Occupations in this Group234711 Veterinarian
DescriptionDiagnoses, treats and prevents animal diseases, ailments and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
Alternative TitlesVeterinary Surgeon
SpecialisationsVeterinary Parasitologist
Veterinary Pathologist
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-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
Skills Assessment AuthorityAustralasian Veterinary Boards Council
Related OccupationsNone
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsProficient English (e.g. IELTS: at least 7 in each skill)