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Professional Animal Trainer / Carer


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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.


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    Any natural person may obtain a license as a professional animal carer if he/she:
    • is at least 18 years old;
    • is a Cypriot citizen or in case of a foreign citizen, he/she permanently lives in the Republic of Cyprus and possess all the required residence and employment permits;
    • satisfies the Veterinary Services that he/she possesses all the required theoretical and practical knowledge regarding animal caring;
    • has not been convicted at any time for any infringement of the legislation regarding the Protection and Welfare of Animals.

    Any natural person may obtain a license as a professional animal trainer if he/she:
    • is at least 18 years old. Jockeys of race horses are eligible to obtain a professional trainer license after completing the age of 15;
    • is a Cypriot citizen or in case of a foreign citizen, he/she permanently lives in the Republic of Cyprus and possess all the required residence and employment permits;
    • satisfies the Veterinary Services that he/she possesses all the required theoretical and practical knowledge regarding animal training;
    • has not been convicted at any time for any infringement of the legislation regarding the Protection and Welfare of Animals.

    An applicant is considered to possess the required theoretical and practical knowledge if he/she:
    • Holds a diploma obtained by a local or foreign faculty or institution where the analytical transcript includes lessons regarding the training or caring of animals; or
    • proves (with the attachment of a certificate or other document) that he/she has at least three years of experience which was gained by working full time in animal care (for animal carers) or at least five years of experience which was gained by working full time in animal training (for animal trainers). For animal trainers at least three years of experience must have been gained by working with a licensed professional animal trainer.
    • In cases where the applicant does not hold a diploma he/she must also have succeeded in an examination on knowledge and competency held at the Veterinary Services. The success in the examination is required for the issuance of a license for the first time as well as for the renewal of a license in case more animal categories are to be added in the license.

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