Wanting to host an AVE candidate at your clinic?
In order to practice in Australia, veterinarians who gained their qualifications overseas are required to first pass the Australasian Veterinary Exam (AVE). Candidates who have passed the Preliminary (MCQ) Examination are encouraged by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc (AVBC) to gain practical experience at private veterinary practices to assist with their preparations for the Final (Clinical) Examination. They are also encouraged to take the appropriate steps to gain some form of limited, specific or conditional registration with the Veterinary Surgeons Board in the State or Territory in which they wish to gain work experience.
To assist AVE candidates to gain work experience and enable veterinary clinics to gain access to available AVE candidates, the AVA maintains a database that can link the two groups. To request access to a list of available AVE candidates, please complete the form below after reading and understanding the following disclaimer:
The AVE candidate list service is provided by the Australian Veterinary Association for the benefit of its members. The aim of the service is to put potential AVE candidates and veterinary clinics in touch with each other. Veterinary clinics shall satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any AVE candidates before engaging such candidate. The veterinary clinic shall be responsible for obtaining any permits, if necessary, and for the arrangement of medical examinations and/or investigations into the medical history of any AVE candidate and satisfy any medical or other requirements or qualifications required by law. The veterinary clinic should be certain that PL/PI insurance is in place and covers the AVE candidate for work experience. The AVA or any of its officers or directors shall not be liable under any circumstances for any loss, damage or expenses suffered or incurred by the veterinary clinic arising from or in any way connected with the AVA providing a list of AVE candidates to the veterinary clinic or the engagement of any AVE candidate by the veterinary clinic. This work experience is principally for the benefit of the AVE candidate to gain experience in order to sit their clinical exam, and as such will be treated as unpaid work experience. A written agreement between the veterinary clinic and the AVE candidate outlining this should be documented. Any additional remuneration or related conditions of an employment relationship should be negotiated separately to the work experience placement, and conducted directly between the employer and the AVE candidate.