Licensed veterinarian from EU/EEA/Switzerland

Service Description

In order to be able to work as a veterinarian in Germany without restriction, you need the Approbation.

The Approbation is the state admission to the profession. The Approbation is necessary because the profession is regulated in Germany. This means that you are not allowed to work independently as a veterinarian without an Approbation.

The Approbation will be granted to you by the competent authority if your veterinary education is equivalent to the German education. The equivalence is checked in the recognition procedure. You must fulfill further requirements for the granting of the Approbation.

You can also obtain an Approbation in Germany with a professional qualification from a country of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

A professional qualification from these countries is usually automatically recognized when you apply for Approbation. However, there may be deviations from this rule.

It depends on the state in which you completed your training and at what time. If you started your professional training after the EU/EEA accession of your training state, your professional qualification is automatically recognized. Then the recognition procedure is shortened.

If your professional qualification is not from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, it cannot be automatically recognized. Other regulations apply.

You can also submit the application for the procedure from abroad.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Thüringer Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz (TLV) - Abteilung 2 Gesundheitlicher und technischer Verbraucherschutz

Tennstedter Straße 8/9
99947 Bad Langensalza
0361 57-3815200
0361 57-3815720
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