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).