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Exercise the Veterinary Practice


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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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:

  • is a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus or a spouse or child of a Cypriot citizen and has his/her permanent residence in the Republic of Cyprus or is an EU member state citizen;
  • has not committed an offence nor was guilty of disgraceful or inappropriate professional behaviour so that the responsible Veterinary Council of his/her country has imposed measures against him/her;
  • possess a recognized diploma/certificate or equivalent title listed in Annex III of the Law (Annex V.4. of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications as amended) or covered by the provisions of article 9 A of Law (article of 23 Directive 2005/36/EC as amended) or recognised title by the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KYSATS);
  • possess a clear criminal record certificate from the responsible authority of the country of origin or certificate of «Goodstanding/current professional status» issued by the competent authority of the member state as a proof of good character;
  • possess very good knowledge of the Greek language as it is certified by exams that are under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and especially good knowledge of the greek veterinary terminology.

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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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