Home Page Service Sectors Agriculture and Veterinary Services Provision of services through the establishment of business Professional Animal Trainer / Carer

Professional Animal Trainer / Carer


Description

A professional animal carer is a natural person who is by profession involved in any capacity to care of animals, including farriers.

A professional animal trainer is a natural person who is by profession dealing in any way with the training of animals.

In order to work as a professional animal trainer / carer in the Republic of Cyprus one needs to obtain a license from the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.


Show details for Eligibility CriteriaEligibility Criteria

Hide details for Application ProcedureApplication Procedure

The application for the issuance / renewal of a license for professional animal carer / animal trainer can be submitted either electronically through the PSC Cyprus or you can contact directly the local District Veterinary Office or Rural Veterinary Station. Please note that the submission of the aforementioned online application form necessitates the use of an electronic signature, which has to be under the sole control of the applicant.

Veterinary Services
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
1417 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22805249
Fax:+357 22805176
E-mail: director@vs.moa.gov.cy
Website: http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/vs/

The application form must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Copy of identity card or passport;
  • Copy of a certificate or diploma obtained by a local or foreign faculty or institution or
a document by the applicant’s employer, a licensed professional animal carer / trainer or the local authority certifying that the applicant has at least three years of full time working experience in animal care (applicable to animal carers only) or
a document certifying at least five years of full time working experience in animal training with at least three years of experience gained by working with a licensed professional animal trainer (applicable to animal trainers only).
Unless the document is issued by a competent authority or body, the document must either be certified by a certifying officer or signed in the presence of the Veterinary Officer who will examine the application.
Furthermore, the Veterinary Services have the authority to require any other additional information deemed necessary.
  • Furthermore, in cases where the applicant does not hold a diploma he/she must succeed in an examination on knowledge and competency. The examination can be oral, written or practical. Applicants for an animal carer license are examined by a two-member committee consisted by a Veterinary Officer and a licensed professional animal carer chosen by the Veterinary Officer. Applicants for an animal trainer license are examined by a three-member committee consisted by a Veterinary Officer, a representative of the relevant professional organization and a licensed professional animal trainer.

The applicant is informed regarding the licensing decision within 3 months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.

With the issuance / renewal of the license, the applicant must pay the following fees to the local District Veterinary Office or Rural Veterinary Station:
  • €17,08 for the issuance or renewal of a professional animal carer license
  • €34,17 for the issuance or renewal of a professional animal trainer license.

The license is valid for five years.


Show details for Obligations and SupervisionObligations and Supervision


 Home Page | Site Map | GR

 Search:

A - / A +


Related Links

Veterinary Services
Business Setup Procedures
Online Application for Issuing/Renewal of a Professional Animal Curator/Trainer License

Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileApplication for the Issue Renewal of a Professional Animal Carer - Trainer (GR).pdf



Last Update on: 18/11/2019 04:00:20 PM


© 2009 - 2019 Republic of Cyprus,
Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Point of Single Contact

Home Page | Government Web Portal
Disclaimer | Webmaster