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Australasian Veterinary Examination (AVE) Preparation Course Become A Veterinary Doctor in Australia

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Achieve success on your first attempt at the Australasian Veterinary Examination (AVE) with our comprehensive online course tailored for experienced veterinary doctors pursuing migration to Australia.

05 Oct 2023 Batch Starts On
4 monthsCourse Duration
$275* EMI Starting From

120 hours of live recorded

1000+ recall questions to practise

Study handouts, mock tests, and final AVE grand test

One-on-one feedback sessions with the trainer

Why Become a Veterinary Doctor in Australia?


Average Salary of registered veterinarian in Australia


Visas for skilled workers in Australia


Projected job growth in 5 years

About The Course


For veterinary professionals seeking a career abroad, Australia is the best place. With a shortage of qualified vets, holding a bachelor's degree and registration, it offers promising opportunities.


The Australasian Veterinary Examination (AVE) assesses the veterinary knowledge, clinical competencies and registration purposes of internationally trained veterinarians who wish to register, migrate, and settle in Australia.


AVE Exam Preparation Course readies you for the AVE exam by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, the initial step towards becoming a registered vet physician or surgeon in Australia.


Secure a lifetime membership to our private chat group led by experienced vets. Enjoy free webinars on CV writing and mastering job-securing techniques.

Who Is The Course For?

Foreign-trained veterinarians who want to practise, migrate, and settle in Australia.

Veterinarians taking the AVE exam for the first time.

Those who want to take on the examination with full preparation.

What's More That
Comes With Our Course?

1. Daily Q&A session

Have doubts about the course content or need guidance to fast-track your career or facing roadblocks while studying? We got you covered. We come LIVE daily and answer any question you have.

2. live sessions on our platform

We understand sometimes coming LIVE during our sessions can be difficult. So if you miss, dont worry, you can view the recording of our live sessions in our platform.

3. Lifetime Course Access

Our course content and study materials are available to you even after completion of the course. Until and unless you pass the exam, we would not revoke your access.

4. Community for Lifetime

You learn and grow best when you are surrounded by like-minded people. You will be made part of a community where you can network, share opportunities, and build relations with your peers and alumni.

Explore The Full Curriculum


  • Surgical / Anaesthesia / Imaging Principles

  • Professional Practice

  • Public Health

  • Pharmacology / Therapeutics

  • Toxicology

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Husbandry & Welfare

  • Physiology


  • Other

  • Pocket Pets & Birds

  • Pigs & Poultry

  • Other Ruminants (sheep, goats, alpacas)

  • Cattle

  • Dogs

  • Cats

  • Equine

  • Species Covered


  • Jaundice/pallor, bleeding

  • Dyskinesia, constipation and straining (tenesmus)

  • Vomiting/regurgitation

  • Abdominal pain distension

  • Diarrhoea

  • Fistula, fistulae & abscesses

  • Lumpy, hairy, bald & itchy

  • Red eye, blindness, sore eye

  • Lameness

Meet The Instructors

Dr. Akram Ahmad

Dr. Akram Ahmad

B.Pharm, PharmD, PhD

11 years of Experience

Hey there. I am Dr Akram Ahmad, a pharmacist, researcher and educator. I have completed my B.Pharm and PharmD from Indian institutes, post which I went on to complete my PhD from the University of Sydney. My research profile is amongst the top 5% at Research Gate. I possess over 15 years of teaching experience gained across institutes in India, Malaysia and Australia. To help pharmacists migrate to Australia and other countries and get better jobs, I offer lectures and guidance for various exams such as KAPS, DHA, PEBC etc.

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Anu Thapa

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All team members are really good in terms of teaching both tutors are really helpful and kind as well … u can ask ur doubts anytime and special thanks to Akram sir who always motivates everyone. I highly recommend this academy to everyone who wants to achieve their goal in healthcare sector. They made everything easy and precise for you.

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Susan Laka

Greetings from Papua New Guinea. At first I didn’t know where to start and how to approach the AMC MCQ exam. Since June 2023 when I started this sessions on AMC preparation the story is different now. The Two lecturers Namely, Dr Swapnil and Dr Udara are exceptionally committed and deliver well. The team is always available to answer to us anytime. They provide great support. I have not done the skill assessment yet, hoping to get that done this week and hopefully I will sit for the exam in November 2023.

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The session was informative and worthy. I got to know more career options about the field which currently I'm pursuing. Working internationally, career options overseas, information about pharm. D and MD, etc are the things which is new for me and actually very informative. Interacting with the guest was really helpful and had influenced me positively.

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Success Stories

If I hadn't gotten the right guidance and coaching as I got from Academically, it could have been still very difficult for me. I relied more on recorded lectures, the lectures were very informative to the point, concise and precise. Whenever I asked doubts it was cleared immediately. I have been very lucky to get coaching from Academically.

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Canada, KAPS Qualified July 2023

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Rajshekhar Reddy

KAPS Passed July 2023

My heartfelt thanks to Academically for making me pass the KAPS Exam. The lecturers are perfect and you will get guidance according to Australian terms. In my KAPS Exam, 90% questions were from the Academically’s mock test. I would definitely recommend Academically for those who want to migrate to Australia as a pharmacist.

Rajendra Airee

Intern Pharmacist at Chemist Warehouse, Melbourne, Australia

Whatever MCQs that Academically provided, covered more than 90% of the exam questions, that helped me a lot and basically made clearing the exam a lot easier.


DHA Pharmacist at VIVA Pharmacy, UAE

If you write the exam, you can pass the exam. With the right guidance and support of Academically, I got the opportunity to work as a pharmacist intern in Australia. I got the visa in just 1 month and I have also got a great contract for 3 years.


Intern Pharmacist, Rushworth Victoria, Australia

About The AVE Examination

What is the AVE Exam?

The Australasian Veterinary Examination (AVE) is a test designed to evaluate the veterinary knowledge and clinical skills of veterinarians who have been trained internationally and wish to practice in Australia or New Zealand. 

It's used for registration purposes, helping these veterinarians demonstrate their expertise and competencies to become registered, migrate, and establish their professional careers within the veterinary field in the Australasian region.

Once you clear this exam you can apply for a job, earn well, and get PR Visa.

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AVE Exam Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to write the AVE Exam, a Veterinarian must have the following:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences (B.V.Sc) or diploma
  • Active registration with the state Veterinary council in your home country as a practising veterinarian.
  • Proof of English language proficiency
Procedure for AVE
  1. Eligibility Assessment

To initiate the process, it's necessary to confirm if you have a relevant veterinary degree/diploma that meets the standards and have registered as a veterinarian in your home country. 

Successfully passing this eligibility assessment opens the door to progress to subsequent stages, which involve evaluations and examinations, ultimately paving the route for pursuing a licensed veterinary career in Australia or New Zealand.

    2. Preliminary Examination

In this step, you will undertake the Preliminary Examination, a test comprising multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that assess your foundational veterinary knowledge. 

Successfully clearing this MCQ exam demonstrates your grasp of essential concepts. A positive outcome here marks your readiness to advance to the subsequent phase of the process.

    3. Clinical Examination

Step 3 brings the Final Examination into focus, a comprehensive assessment evaluating both clinical expertise and knowledge. Success demands proficiency in all segments of this examination. Once you meet this criterion, you will be eligible for a licence and to practice in Australia.

Exam Format

The Australasian Veterinary Examination (AVE) consists of a Preliminary (MCQ) Examination and a Final (Clinical) Examination. 

Preliminary (MCQ) Examination

The intention behind the Preliminary (MCQ) Examination is to evaluate your broad understanding of veterinary science and how effectively you can put that understanding into practise within the context of veterinary work in Australia and New Zealand. This exam is divided into two sections:

Paper 1: Base knowledge (general knowledge of veterinary science)

Paper 2: Clinical reasoning (ability to apply specific knowledge, clinical judgement)

The examination is computer-based and is conducted in April every year.

Clinical Examination

The final step in this process is the last exam, the Final (Clinical) Examination. This takes place over five days at an Australian vet school, currently at the University of Queensland. Usually, it's held in November. 

In this evaluation, your practical skills are considered, like handling animals and basic surgery techniques. While knowing specific facts is important, the exam mainly looks at how well you handle situations like those you’d face in real vet practise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Indian veterinary doctors can practise in Australia by following a few key steps. First, they need to have a recognized veterinary degree from India. Then, they should apply for assessment with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) to determine their eligibility. If eligible, they can undertake the Australasian Veterinary Examination (AVE) to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. Passing this exam allows them to apply for registration as a veterinarian in Australia, which is essential for practising in the country.

Yes, veterinary professionals are in demand in Australia. The country has a shortage of qualified veterinarians, especially in rural and regional areas. The need for veterinary services, both for companion animals and livestock, continues to grow. This demand offers promising career opportunities for veterinarians seeking to work in Australia.

In Australia, the typical annual salary for a veterinarian averages $123,235 or an hourly rate of $63.20. Fresh graduates usually begin with starting salaries of around $98,800 annually, while those with extensive experience can earn up to $160,000 per year.

Veterinarians in Australia work in a variety of settings. These include private veterinary clinics, farms, government agencies, research institutions, universities, and animal welfare organisations.

Results of the Preliminary (MCQ) Examination and the Final (Clinical) Examination are sent in writing by email within six weeks of taking the exam.

The AVE Preliminary (MCQ) Examination is held in Australia and several centres overseas, and The Final (Clinical) Examination is conducted once per year over 5 days, only in Australia.

Yes, typically candidates who are not native English speakers are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency for the AVE (Australasian Veterinary Examination).

Candidates have a restricted number of tries for the Preliminary (MCQ) Examination. If an individual doesn't pass the exam on three attempts, they must wait for two years before they're allowed to retake the examination.

Candidates must attempt the Final (Clinical) Examination within 3 years of passing the Preliminary (MCQ) Examination.

The closing date for the acceptance of applications to sit the Preliminary (MCQ) Examination is 8 February each year.

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