Veterinarian - Recognize further training title of specialist veterinarian

Service Description

If you want to practice your profession as a veterinarian in Thuringia, or do not practice the profession but have your habitual residence there, you can use other designations in addition to your professional designation, which indicate special knowledge in a particular professional field (specialist veterinary designation) or additionally acquired knowledge in another area (additional designation). The acquisition and use of these further training designations is regulated in the Thuringian Health Professions Act (ThürHeilBG) and in the further training regulations of the Thuringian Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons. You may only use a continuing education designation if you have received recognition by the Thuringian State Veterinary Chamber upon application. Recognition granted by another veterinary chamber in Germany for the use of a designation within the meaning of § 24 ThürHeilBG is also valid in Thuringia.

Nationals of a Member State of the EU who hold a subject-related diploma, a subject-related examination certificate or other specialist further training certificate which is mutually recognized or is equivalent to such recognition on the basis of acquired rights in accordance with Directive 2005/36/EC shall, upon application, receive the corresponding recognition in accordance with Section 26 (1) sentence 1 ThürHeilBG. If the conditions for mutual automatic recognition or equivalence do not exist, recognition will be granted upon application if it is proven to the State Veterinary Chamber that the certificate of continuing education meets the requirements for the corresponding continuing education in Thuringia or is equivalent.

The qualification as "Diplomate" acquired at the European and American Colleges will be recognized as equivalent further training upon presentation of the certificate.

The above regulations also apply to nationals of other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and of states to which the EU member states have granted a corresponding legal entitlement. The same applies to nationals of third countries, insofar as this is stipulated accordingly in the further training regulations of the State Veterinary Chamber.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Application for recognition of a specialist veterinarian or additional designation - (Thuringia)