Working in the UK
If you see a position that interests you please apply directly to the clinic. Make sure that you are eligible to register as a Veterinary Surgeon or Veterinary Nurse in the UK prior to applying for any jobs, and that you have a valid work Visa. Register with us
Overseas Veterinarians may need a visa or work permit to work in the UK, and you will need to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to practice as a vet.
NB: Veterinary Surgeons are no longer listed on the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List, which means that it may be harder for vets to get a visa via the Tier 2 route (employer sponsorship).
Registration is available to:
- Graduates in Veterinary Science from London, Glasgow, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Liverpool, and Bristol Universities.
- Graduates from EU/EEA Member States holding a recognised qualification from an EU/EEA Member State.
- Graduates from Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland and Murdoch Universities
- Graduates from Guelph, AVC, and Saskatchewan.
- Graduates from New Zealand – Massey
- Graduates with BVSc from Pretoria.
- Graduates from accredited AVMA schools who have passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam.
- Persons who successfully complete the Statutory Membership Examination of the RCVS.
Please contact us for our information sheet. Alternatively you can contact the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Working as a locum is a great way to travel the UK. It is also a good way to gain additional experience in working with different people, in different conditions, and improve your veterinary skills. Please note that locums should have a minimum of 2 years experience.