Veterinarian - ANZSCO 234711


Diagnoses, treats and prevents animal diseases, ailments and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level


Alternative Title

Veterinary Surgeon


Veterinary Parasitologist
Veterinary Pathologist

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2392-11 Veterinarian

Occupation Lists

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
1. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
2. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 2347 Veterinarians


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


1. treating animals medically and surgically, and administering and prescribing drugs, analgesics, and general and local anaesthetics
2. determining the presence and nature of abnormal conditions by physical examination, laboratory testing and through diagnostic imaging techniques including radiography and ultrasound
3. performing surgery, dressing wounds and setting broken bones
4. rendering obstetric services to animals
5. participating in programs designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of animal diseases
6. inoculating animals against, and testing for, infectious diseases and notifying authorities of outbreaks of infectious animal diseases
7. performing autopsies to determine cause of death
8. advising clients on health, nutrition and feeding, hygiene, breeding and care of animals
9. may provide professional services to commercial firms producing biological and pharmaceutical products
10. may specialise in the treatment of a particular animal group or in a particular specialty area such as cardiology, chiropractic, dermatology or critical care

Skill Level

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.

Occupations in this Group

1. 234711 Veterinarian