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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.

20 May 2024 Batch Starts On
4 months Course Duration
AUD 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-On-1 Q&A Sessions

We provide online one-on-one counselling and Q&A sessions to ensure online learning is beneficial for the aspirants. Our mentors help aspirants clear their doubts and queries and get all the answers they need.

Live+Recorded Sessions

Missed a live lecture? Don’t worry. You can always find a recorded lecture on our platform and revisit it as many times as you want during the course duration.

Extended Course Access

Getting the course once will help you prepare for not one but multiple attempts. You get access to all the resources for more than a year, to ensure proper revision.

Community Building

We help you get in touch with a community of experts, which includes mentors, registered practitioners, previous alumni and those who have successfully cleared the exams. This adds value to your preparation and get all the guidance and motivation you need.

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

  • Dr Akram Ahmad is a pharmacist, researcher and educator who has taught in several universities across India, Malaysia and Australia. 
  • He completed his B.Pharm and PharmD from Indian institutes, post which he went on to complete his PhD from the University of Sydney.
  • Dr Akram is a renowned researcher and his research profile is amongst the top 5% at Research Gate.
  • He is the founder and CEO of Academically and a well-known career coach. 
  • He possesses a vast experience of over 11 years of teaching and research, and currently, he helps pharmacists and other healthcare professionals migrate to Australia and other countries and get better jobs. 

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Our Testimonials

Anu Thapa

Firstly, i am very grateful towards academically team. It has been a month being student of Academically.They focus in the specific, relevant and important content which they are assisting us to Crack KAPS. In this period, i found they are concentrating on Quality rather than Quantity. I am very delightful because of your guidance and support.

Vikram Sharma

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Saad Choudhry

Well it's a wonderful institution that will help you in getting the basic concepts revised of all the important subjects required in KAPS exam. The faculty is very awesome, the technical staff is really cooperative, the website/mock tests are designed same as that appear in the actual exam, the recalls are there, practically all the requirements for you to appear in the exam confidently, highly recommendedđź‘Ź

Gourav Jangra

Hello guys, today I am very happy after seeing my result, I am student of academically from july batch, as per my experience all the staff members including the teachers are vey helpful and having a lot of knowledge regarding KAPS examination. Each session is very informative and productive. Academically provide very precise syllabus and made it very easy exam for international health care professionals. I would definitely recommend academically for those aspirants who are looking their way to come in Australia as a Pharmacist. A lot of thanks to academically to help me and provide me guidance, and today many of their students crack the exam.

Sayyadah Fazal

Took the classes for Australian Physiotherapy written assessment (APC) and had a positive experience. Michael sir and Manasi mam we’re very knowledgeable and had an amazing time learning from them. The concepts were made easy and practice exam helped a lot. Big shoutout to Shohini for coordinating everything and helping me through this journey.

Gladys James

I came to know about academically through Instagram. I have being a part of this family since 1 month. I have joined for both PTE and APC classes. Classes are really good. As a working person, i thought it will be difficult for me to attend classes, but the recordings provided by the team is really helping me a lot. I would like to appreciate the team for the both the LMS and discord applications, which is making my exam journey easier.

Dorcas Grace

Good guidance.. for how to approach the AMC (Australian Medical Council) exam and comprehensive review.

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.

Rahul Rajput

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.

Dharani Rajendran

I recently passed the KAPS exam, and I owe a huge thanks to Academically. Their support and guidance helped me throughout my preparation. The teachers were exceptionally kind and explained complex concepts in a way that made them easy to understand. I wholeheartedly recommend Academically to any aspiring individuals preparing for the KAPS exam in the upcoming years. Their excellent support, knowledgeable faculty, and effective teaching methods are the perfect choice for exam preparation.

Athira Raju

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Md Imteyaz Ahmad

Academically is an organisation which able to qualify the Australian KAPS exam. I have good experience with academically. It's provides all necessary knowledge and stuffs for the KAPS.

Success Stories

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.

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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