Veterinary practitioner - transborder veterinary practice

General information

Nationals of signatories to the EEA-agreement who are entitled to take up practice as veterinarians in such signatory state may practise their profession in Austria also from across national boundaries. When doing so the following has to be taken into account:

  • When practising their profession in Austria they need to carry along and present to the public supervisors upon their request, a document issued by the authorities of the country where they set up their practice certifying that they practise their profession in the country of practise lawfully.
  • With regard to the activities carried out in Austria these persons are subject to the disciplinary judicature of the Österreichische Tierärztekammer (Austrian Veterinary Chamber).
  • Before starting their veterinary activity - and at least once a year - they have to inform the Österreichische Tierärztekammer in writing and provide them with the abovementioned document which, at this occasion, must not be older than twelve months.

Required documents

Certificate issued by the authorities of the country where they set up their practice certifying that they practise their profession in the country of practise lawfully: At the time of submission the abovementioned document must not be older than twelve months.

Deadlines

There are no specific deadlines to be met; however the notification has to take place before taking up veterinary practice.

Furthermore, it has to be observed that the notification thereof has to be renewed for each calendar year during which the veterinary activity from across national boundaries will be practised in Austria.

Costs

Costs according to the Tarifordnung der Österreichischen Tierärztekammer (Austrian Veterinary Chamber) will accrue.

Legal basis

§ 4a Tierärztegesetz (Veterinary Practitioner Act)  

Procedure

A letter containing the abovementioned information has to be addressed to the Österreichische Tierärztekammer (Austrian Veterinary Chamber).

Prerequisites

Please refer to description of the subject matter.

Responsible department

Competence for the procedure lies with the Österreichische Tierärztekammer (Austrian Veterinary Chamber).

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