Veterinarian (2347) aka Vet/ Parasitologist/ Pathologist

  • Westlakes Recruitment
  • Australasia
  • 30/04/2021
Perm - Full Time Healthcare & Medical

Job Description


VETERINARIANS diagnose, treat and prevent animal diseases, ailments and injuries.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

      • 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

Occupation: 234711 Veterinarian


Alternative Title: Veterinary Surgeon
Diagnoses, treats and prevents animal diseases, ailments and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


Veterinary Parasitologist
Veterinary Pathologist


NZ registration with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand. (A qualification in this area of absolute skill shortage is: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (NZQF Level 7))

1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2