Veterinary assistant - Determining the equivalence of a foreign professional qualification

Service Description

Veterinary assistants assist veterinarians in the examination, treatment and care of animals and in advising animal owners. They also perform organizational and administrative work.

You have acquired a professional qualification abroad that entitles you to comparable professional activities as the domestic training certificate as a veterinary assistant and want to work in Germany in your learned profession? The profession of veterinary assistant is a state-recognized training profession that is not regulated in Germany. If you nevertheless wish to have the equivalence with a German qualification checked, you can apply to the competent body to have the equivalence determined. The competent body will determine equivalence upon application, provided that

  • the training certificate acquired abroad proves that you are qualified to perform comparable professional activities to the corresponding domestic training certificate, and
  • there are no significant differences between the proven professional qualification and the corresponding domestic professional qualification.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Competent Authority

Landestierärztekammer Thüringen

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