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Veterinary Jobs in Australia

Australia has lots to offer for people in the veterinary industry in terms of employment. Australia is able to offer vets, vet nurses and industry professionals a range of locum, permanent or commercial roles in the farm, small or equine sectors. Whether you are a graduate or more experienced there are many roles and positions waiting for you.

Locations of Veterinary Jobs in Australia

Australia is a huge continent so there are no shortage of places to work either. There are positions in the veterinary industry from Melbourne to Sydney and right across from Brisbane to Perth.

Australia Vet Salary

Salaries for Australia vets are pretty good, with some great packages offering many opportunities for new training, bonuses and relocation expenses. New veterinarians usually earn, $50K-$60K per year with experienced veterinarians usually earning $65K-$100K per year.

Vet Nurse salary in Australia can range from $38,000 – $50,000 at a rough average hourly rate of $22 per hour.

Commercial Sales, Technical or Executive roles can range massively from $60,000 – $150,000 and above.

Work/Life Balance in Veterinary Jobs in Australia

Working in a veterinary role and having a balance of work and life is sometimes hard to get right. In Australia, this is something the veterinary industry takes great pride in trying to strike the perfect balance. Working hard is important but also looking after yourself mentally and physically is greatly important and very much focused on. Lots of roles offer employees perks such as further education and more holidays than standard. If this is something that is important to you, you also may want to consider locum opportunities, which offers flexibility in the workplace.

Relocation Fees in Australia

Consider relocation fees, this may be something you have to save for, after deciding to make the move, however, here at The Vet Service, we have many roles and veterinary practices that cover these costs for you and to help you financially settle into your new life in Australia as a vet.

 

Consider the Law Requirements to Practice Veterinary in Australia

To practice as, or represent yourself as a veterinarian in Australia you must be registered with the Australian Veterinary Association.

You must also be able to demonstrate that you can communicate in and understand English to an appropriate standard for practising as a veterinarian in Australia. Applicants whose first language isn’t English will be required to provide evidence of English competency by sitting and passing an approved English test to the required level. For a full list of what degrees are accepted please contact one of our advisors at The Vet Service directly.

Australian Work Visas for Vets

Before you start work in Australia, you need to ensure that you have an appropriate visa if you are not an Australian citizen. Please contact the Department of Immigration in Australia for further information. If you are aged between 18 and 30 years you may be eligible for a working holiday visa for Australia. Here at The Vet Service, we can point you in the right direction for an appropriate Visa.

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Veterinary Positions Australia

Mixed Animal Vet

LOCATION:
Tasmania
SPECIALISATION:
Mixed Animal

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Small Animal Vet - New Graduate

LOCATION:
Various Locations available
SPECIALISATION:
Small Animal

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Mixed Animal Vet

LOCATION:
Queensland
SPECIALISATION:
Mixed Animal

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Small Animal Vet

LOCATION:
New South Wales
SPECIALISATION:
Small Animal

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Farm Animal Vet

LOCATION:
Victoria
SPECIALISATION:
Farm Animal

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Clinical Director Small Animal

LOCATION:
Western Australia
SPECIALISATION:
Small Animal

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What Our Clients Say

"I registered online and by working with my personal account advisor and using their software i was able to filter out the jobs i did not want and ended up getting the perfect Clinical Director Role. My Partner and i are looking forward to making the move to Perth."

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