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Veterinarian – ANZSCO 234711

Description

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

Skill Level

1

Alternative Titles
  • Veterinary Surgeon
Specialisations
  • Veterinary Parasitologist
  • Veterinary Pathologist
Skills Assessment Authority
AVBC
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
  • 2392-11 Veterinarian

Group: 2347 Veterinarians

Description

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

Tasks
  • 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
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
  • 234711 Veterinarian

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