International Veterinarians

With clinics across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, VetPartners offers several options for International Veterinarians to work in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Our careers team can match your veterinarian skills and aspirations to a suitable placement, which allows veterinarians to join us throughout the year when it best suits them.

All international Veterinarian placements will receive the same unrivalled support from our team.

Veterinarians needed for:

  • General Practice
  • Mixed Practice
  • Equine Practice
  • Emergency & Critical Care.
  • Specialty Referral Hospital.

Veterinarians wanting to work in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore must by law, be registered with a veterinary board and in the case of New Zealand, hold a current practising certificate.

There are three pathways to enter the profession in Australia and New Zealand: 

  • By being eligible to apply for registration without further examination
  • By obtaining suitable veterinary qualifications in Australia or New Zealand
  • By completing the National Veterinary Examination (NVE)

For veterinarians seeking information on degree eligibility.

For veterinary specialists wanting to work in Australia and New Zealand, click here to be directed to the pathway.

To enter the profession in Singapore, a Veterinarian must hold:

Veterinary degrees from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and veterinary degrees from US veterinary schools that are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are generally acceptable and recognised by AVA. AVA does not recognise veterinarians who have obtained Membership to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) by virtue of EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

Veterinarians who hold veterinary degrees from non-recognised universities may still be eligible for licensing based on passes in the RCVS Statutory Examination for Membership; North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE); Australian National Veterinary Examination (ANVE) or the New Zealand Veterinary Examination (NZNVE).

Overseas Graduates

For Overseas Veterinarians

Veterinarians wanting to work in Australia and New Zealand must by law, be registered with a veterinary board and in the case of New Zealand, hold a current practising certificate. There are three pathways to enter the profession in Australia and New Zealand:

  • By being eligible to apply for registration without further examination
  • By obtaining suitable veterinary qualifications in Australia or New Zealand
  • By completing the National Veterinary Examination (NVE)

Read more for veterinarians seeking information on degree eligibility.

For veterinary specialists wanting to work in Australia and New Zealand, read more to be directed to the pathway.

Vets Abroad Program

Our Vets Abroad Program was designed to assist us in building a gap year working holiday itinerary that suits you. We will work with you to develop a working holiday that suits your level of experience. When you arrive, we will meet you at the airport and give you a comprehensive induction of your local area, including meeting your new work colleagues and showing you the ‘sights and sounds’. Once you start work, we will meet regularly with you and your Clinic Manager and are always available both inside and outside of normal working hours.

To be considered for our Vets Abroad Program you will hold a Veterinary degree, registerable within Australia and New Zealand without further examination. Have a minimum of three years’ experience as a veterinarian and be happy to work a standard working week of 40 hours.

Our Vets Abroad Program offers flexibility and allows veterinarians to combine locations, to live and work with friends, and to work at the placement which inspires you most.

The support provided includes:

  • A competitive salary and benefits.
  • Five weeks’ annual leave.
  • Assistance with visa and travel plans.
  • Accommodation and relocation support.
  • Mobile phone.
  • registration and licence fee payments and access to CPD programs.

PROJECT BOOMERANG PROGRAM

VetPartners Australia offers our sister company NVA Veterinarians the opportunity to work in Australia or New Zealand on a 3-month secondment.

 While the secondment can occur at any time throughout the year, the primary idea is to allow our NVA Veterinarian family who in winter generally is in a low production season to escape the cold and work in Australia or New Zealand during our summer and high production season.

For further information, please reach out to your NVA Regional Manager or email our careers team.

Migration

There are a number of visas Veterinary Professionals can secure to work in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, have a chat to our recruitment team who can discuss your plans and thoughts on visas.

VetPartners hold an Accredited status as a Temporary Business Entry Standard Business Sponsorship – Aus Business, with the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

Our status is effective until 14 March 2023

Accredited sponsorship status means VetPartners has been granted accredited sponsorship status which provides us with faster processing of your associated nomination and visa applications or TSS 482 visas; with most applications processed in less than five days.

More information about work visas can be found here. TSS 482 Visa

VetPartners also holds an Accredited Employer status with New Zealand Immigration

Our status is effective until 21 September 2020

This visa is for people who are looking for a pathway to live in New Zealand and who have a skill that’s needed by a New Zealand accredited employer. If an accredited employer offers you full-time work, you’ll be able to apply for the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa. If you continue to work for that employer for two years, you’ll be able to apply to live in New Zealand permanently

More information about work visas can be found here Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa

The Down Under Centre is a unique concept, a one-stop centre assisting you with all your Australian and New Zealand migration needs. The Down Under Centre can assist you with Visas, Skills Assessments, Jobs and Relocation services.

DROP-IN AND SAY G’DAY!!

The Down Under Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. We are a walk-in centre so please feel free to drop in and say G’day! While in the Centre, please make the most of their information room about relocation to Australia and New Zealand.

VetPartners partners with IMMagine Australia & New Zealand Immigration Specialists, to assist our future employees with visa assistance.

 IMMagine Australia & New Zealand Immigration Specialists are a team of Licensed Advisors with offices in Auckland and Melbourne.  We have been in the immigration assistance business for almost three decades and have helped thousands of migrants become New Zealanders and Australians. According to the most recent New Zealand Immigration service figures, our residence success rate at around 99% is second to none.

We cater to clients wanting information on either New Zealand or Australia, and our consultants on either side of the Tasman Sea are qualified to assess your individual case against policy for both countries.

If you would like to assess your eligibility to make the move, you may complete a free preliminary evaluation to be assessed by one of our consultants. They will then get back to you with insight tailored to your specific situation.

Banking in Australia

VetPartners is partnering with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, to assist our future employees in establishing their new lives in Australia.