1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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VETERINARIANS diagnose, treat and prevent animal diseases, ailments and injuries.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • treating animals medically and surgically, administering and prescribing drugs, analgesics, general or local anaesthetics
  • determining the presence and nature of abnormal conditions by physical examination and by using diagnostic techniques including laboratory tests and X-ray examinations
  • performing surgery, dressing wounds and setting broken bones
  • rendering obstetric services to animals
  • participating in programs designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of animal diseases
  • inoculating animals against, and testing for, infectious diseases and notifying authorities of outbreaks of infectious animal diseases


This section contains the following subsection :
              2392-11 Veterinarian

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