In order to exercise the veterinary practice in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to register to the Veterinary Surgeons Register of the Registrar of Cyprus Veterinary Council, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.
The veterinary practice includes the examination of animals in order to draw a diagnosis, treatment of animals, carrying out surgical operation on animals, provision of veterinary advice or prescription or certificate, administration of drugs or biological products and implementation of measures for the prevention of animal diseases or for the improvement of animal’s health conditions, autopsy performance on animals, inspection of products of animal origin in order to ensure that they are appropriate and suitable for human consumption, sample taking from live or dead animals or products of animal origin for laboratory testing, execution of veterinary laboratory diagnostics.
Any natural person is eligible to register to the Veterinary Surgeons Register and thus exercise the veterinary practice, provided that the Cyprus Veterinary Council is satisfied that he/she:
The applicant is informed regarding the registration as soon as possible and no later than 3 months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. The registration shall not be deemed to have been granted if the Cyprus Veterinary Council has not replied within the period specified. Upon approval, the applicant needs to pay the fee of €8,54 (payable by cash).
The Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Cyprus Veterinary Council is valid infinitely and does not need to be renewed.
Obligations and Supervision
Registered Veterinarians are obliged to comply with the Professional Code of Veterinary Practice Regulations of 1994 and the Exercise οf Veterinary Practice and Registration of Veterinary Surgeons Law and Regulations, as periodically amended. Specifically, registered veterinarians are obliged, among others, to:
The Cyprus Veterinary Council is the delegated body to exercise disciplinary control on the registered veterinarians and impose disciplinary penalties, such as the temporary or permanent deletion of a registered veterinarian from the registry, temporary suspension of the authorisation to exercise the veterinary practice, penalties, written reprimand etc.
Pancyprian Veterinary Association
Telephone: +357 22805200, +357 99866909 Monday-Friday between 15.00-18.00
Fax: +357 22751664
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