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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.

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The application for registration in the Veterinary Surgeons Register can be submitted either electronically through the PSC Cyprus Portal or by hand/post to the competent authority:

Registrar of Cyprus Veterinary Council
Athalassa,1417 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22805200
Fax: +357 22332803
E-mail: director@vs.moa.gov.cy
Website: http://www.moa.gov.cy/vs

The application should be accompanied by the following documents:

  • copy of identity card or passport;
  • copy of diploma/certificate or title in Veterinary Medicine (certified translation in Greek or English language to be submitted);
  • copy of transcript of academic records (certified translation in Greek or English language to be submitted);
  • copy of certificate of recognition of titles of studies by the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications, only if the applicant does not posses the formal qualifications listed in Annex III of the Law (Annex V.4 of the EU Directive 2005/36/EC as amended) or the diploma/certificate or title is not covered by the provisions of article 9 A of the Law (article 23 of Directive 2005/36/EC as amended);
  • copy of a clear criminal record certificate issued by the police or «Certificate of Good standing» or «Certificate of current professional status» issued by the competent authority of the member state or member states in which the medicine was practiced in the past (the original clear criminal record certificate is to be shown at the personal interview of the applicant with the Cyprus Veterinary Council);
  • certificate of very good knowledge of the Greek language as it is certified by exams of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth of Cyprus;
  • certificate of permanent establishment in Cyprus in the case of a national of another Member State (this certificate is issued by the local authority).

In case that the applicant is a national of another Member State , Cyprus Veterinary Council may request the applicant to attend a personal interview in order to assess the level of knowledge of the Greek language and especially the knowledge of the veterinary terminology.

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.

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Pancyprian Veterinary Association
Telephone: +357 22805200, +357 99866909 Monday-Friday between 15.00-18.00
Fax: +357 22751664
Email : contact@pvacyprus.com
Website: http://www.pvacyprus.com

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Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileThe Professional Code of Practice Regulations of 1994.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileAnnex V.4 of the Directive 200536EC on the recognition of professional qualifications.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileDirective 200536EC on recogintion of professional qualifications.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileApplication for registration in the Veterinary Surgeons Register.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileVeterinarians Registry 2017 (GR).pdf

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