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 unrivaled support from our team.

Veterinarians needed for:

General Practice
Exotic Animals
Equine Practice
Mixed Practice
Emergency & Critical Care
Specialty Referral Hospital

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 license 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 our careers team.

Moving from Overseas

There are a number of visas veterinary professionals can secure to work in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, have a chat to our careers team who can discuss your plans and visa options.


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

New Zealand

VetPartners also holds an Accredited Employer status with New Zealand Immigration. If an accredited employer offers you full-time work, you’ll be able to apply for a Visa to allow you to work in New Zealand.

We can offer support for people who are looking for a pathway to live and work in New Zealand.

More information about New Zealand work visas can be found here.

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