The United Kingdom has a lot to offer and has many beautiful places for you to visit. Whether you are a veterinary surgeon or a veterinary nurse, no matter where you would like to work, there are a few things you will need in order to work in the veterinary industry in the UK:
Please visit our pages for lots of useful information.
Visa & Work Permits
If you do not hold a UK passport, you will need a visa or work permit. We have listed a number of links that will help you along the way. There are several visa and work permit options available, but for the veterinary industry the most important ones are:
1 Tier 1 Migrant (General) – this replaced the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme
2 Tier 2 Skilled Worker – you will need a sponsor in the UK
Vet Surgeons are currently in the UK’s Shortage Occupation List – Click Here
3 Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme – you will need a sponsor, maintenance funds and be 18-30 years old
Please note that only certain countries have joined the YMS.
4 Ancestral Visa
The length of time you can stay in the UK will depend on the Tier you are eligible for.
For more information:
UK Visas – Click Here
UK Home Office – Click Here
You may want calculate your points for the UK’s Points-Based System (PBS) and see if you are eligible to work in the UK before applying for a visa.
Points-Based Calculator – Click Here
If you prefer someone to help you through the process, you may choose to use a visa and work permit agency who may charge you a fee.
Other useful links:
Australian British High Commission – Click Here
South African British High Commission – Click Here
New Zealand British High Commission – Click Here