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.
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
Tel: +357 22805200
Fax: +357 22332803
The application should be accompanied by the following documents:
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.