Working as a vet in the UAE (Dubai)
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an exciting and rapidly developing high-income country that was formed from the union of seven emirates in 1971. This luxurious country has been experiencing a significant increase in its population and a surge in new veterinary practices in the area. Dubai and Abu Dhabi, are, by far, the most interesting places to move to in the UAE in order to work as a vet. Here, we reveal the steps to begin your life changing adventure in the Middle East.
At VeterinaryTalent, we assist you throughout the entire process, from start to finish, in a 100% cost-free process for you
After registering with Veterinary Talent, we will schedule a phone or video conference interview with our UAE experienced vet Agata. During this interview, we will get to know each other better, address any questions you may have, explore the characteristics of the most suitable job positions for you, and discuss ways to enhance your employability. All of this is done without any commitment; we will never send your resume until we have spoken with you and you have authorised us to work on your behalf.Why is Veterinary Talent a free service?
Interview with prospective employer in UAE
We will begin looking for jobs and arranging interviews for you. We will strive to arrange interviews for positions in clinics and hospitals that best match your profile, and where we believe you can continue to develop optimally. You can accept the one that seems most suitable to you. We will be happy to guide you if you wish, but the decision is entirely yours.
Start the process to get licensed in the UAE
When you choose the employer you would like to work for, you will need to begin the documents attestation process to apply for a Veterinary Licence. The process can stretch for over a year, however, there are cases where licences have been granted within three months. In any case, this is crucial to keep in mind if you're looking for a job in the UAE. If you are thinking about relocating to Dubai, prepare the documents and begin their attestation procedure as soon as possible. This will save both time and the expected challenges in the process, and will put you ahead of many other candidates on the selection process, as the employers will prefer to employ someone who has already started the process over someone who hasn't. You need to demonstrate at least 5 years´experience practising as a vet to be able to apply for the Full veterinary Licence in UAE, we will make a post about this.Veterinary License in UAE
Signing a job offer
Once your documents are translated and attested in your home country, it is time to sign the job offer with the employer. This is not a work contract yet, however it becomes legally binding once signed by both parties. (After signing a job offer the employer is not allowed to alter or replace any provisions of the offer letter unless such changes have the consent of both the employer and the employee.
From this point, the employer will be guiding and assisting you in the process of obtaining the veterinary licence, work permit and residence visa.
Once your higher diploma attestation becomes complete, your future employer will apply for the veterinary examination at MOCCAE (Ministry of Climate Change and Environment), and following that, for the veterinary licence for you. The examination will take place in Dubai, therefore you should already be in the country for some time.
Our vet Agata will be very happy to share her insights and materials about this exam with you.
Your veterinary licence will be issued only a few days after passing the exam.
Starting a new life
The employment contract will be based on the offer letter signed by both parties and must be submitted to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation within 14 days of your arrival in the UAE, based on the employment entry permit.
Now you have everything ready to begin a new chapter and an exciting adventure in a very different part of the world. Don't forget that Veterinary Talent will be here for anything you need in this new stage of your life. We wish you all the best!