How to Recruit an International Vet to Work in the UK via Sponsorship

If you’re struggling to recruit a vet in the UK, sponsorship might be a solution. While nurturing domestic talent is essential, visa sponsorship can unlock international recruitment for you. By offering visa sponsorship, you can significantly expand your applicant pool and attract qualified veterinarians worldwide, helping with staffing shortages. This guide gives you a quick overview of the things to consider, allowing you to decide if recruiting from overseas is the right option for your practice.

This guide provides a quick overview of the key considerations for visa sponsorship for veterinarians and registered veterinary nurses. By offering sponsorship to international vets to come and work in the UK, you can significantly expand your applicant pool and attract clinicians worldwide. Ultimately, this guide will help you decide if recruiting a vet from overseas is the right fit for your veterinary practice.

This guide also covers the immigration law changes that came into effect in April 2024, including the new immigration salary list that replaces the shortage occupation list

Ready to recruit your vet from overseas?

Download our guide on how to apply for your sponsorship license, issue a Certificate of Sponsorship ‘CoS’ and help your future vet get the Skilled Worker visa. 

  1. Guide
    Learn about the steps involved in getting your overseas vet.
  2. Changes to immigration
    Everything you need to know about the new Immigration Salary List.
  3. Advice
    Find out where to seek further guidance.

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