1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Veterinary Surgeons' Qualifications (European Recognition) Order 2007 and comes into force on 30th May 2007.

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Specified date: 30 May 2007: see above.

2 Amendments to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

2Amendments to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

Amend the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 as set out in the Schedule.

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Specified date: 30 May 2007: see art 1.

3 Amendments to the Veterinary Surgeons' Qualifications (European Recognition) Order 2003

3Amendments to the Veterinary Surgeons' Qualifications (European Recognition) Order 2003

(1)    Amend the Veterinary Surgeons' Qualifications (European Recognition) Order 2003 as follows.

(2)    In article 2 (interpretation)—

(a)    omit the definition of “EEA Agreement”;

(b)    for the definition of “member State” substitute—

““member State” means EEA State or Switzerland;”; and

(c)    for the definition of “the Recognition Directive” substitute—

““the Recognition Directive” means Council Directive 78/1026/EEC concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications in veterinary medicine, including measures to facilitate the effective exercise of the right of establishment and freedom to provide services;".

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Specified date: 30 May 2007: see art 1.

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Signature

Christine Cook

Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE Amendments to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

SCHEDULE  Amendments to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Article 2

Section 5A

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(1)    Amend section 5A (right of holders of recognised European qualifications to be registered) as follows.

(2)    For the title and subsections (1) and (2) substitute—

“5A Registration of member State nationals: European qualification

(1)    A person who is a national of a member State is entitled to be registered in the register if—

(a)    he is an eligible European veterinary surgeon, and

(b)    he produces to the registrar the required additional documentation (if any).

(2)    A person shall become a member of the College on being registered under subsection (1).”.

(3)    For subsection (6) substitute—

“(6)    Schedule 1A sets out the requirements for eligibility for registration of European veterinary surgeons and the required additional documentation.”.

(4)    After subsection (6) insert—

“(7)    This section is subject to the other provisions of this Act and any Order in Council under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.”.

Section 5B

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For the title to section 5B (applications by nationals of member States who do not have Scheduled European qualifications) substitute—

“5B Registration of member State nationals: knowledge and skill”.

Section 27

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In section 27 (interpretation)—

(a)    omit the definitions of “EEA Agreement”, “the Recognition Directive”, “Scheduled European qualification” and “the Training Directive”; and

(b)    for the definition of “member State” substitute—

““member State” means EEA state or Switzerland;”.

Schedule 1A

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For Schedule 1A substitute—

“SCHEDULE 1A
Registration of Member State Nationals: European Qualification Section 5ARecognised European Qualifications1

(1)    A person who holds a qualification referred to in Table A is an eligible European veterinary surgeon.

(2)    If the relevant qualification of such a person was granted—

(a)    on or after the date on which the granting State implemented the Recognition Directive, and

(b)    in respect of training commenced on or after that date,

no additional documentation is required to be produced to the registrar under section 5A(1)(b).

(3)    If the relevant qualification of such a person was granted—

(a)    before the date on which the granting State implemented the Recognition Directive, or

(b)    on or after that date but in respect of training commenced before that date,

the required additional documentation is as set out in sub-paragraph (4).

(4)    That documentation is either—

(a)    a certificate from the competent authority of the granting State which states that the relevant qualification meets the requirements of the Training Directive, or

(b)    a certificate from the competent authority of any member State which states that the person has effectively and lawfully practised veterinary surgery for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of the certificate.

Other Qualifications Acquired Prior to Member State Membership2

(1)    A person who holds a qualification of a kind referred to in column 2 of Table B is an eligible European veterinary surgeon.

(2)    In relation to such a person, the required additional documentation is the documentation referred to in column 3 of Table B opposite the entry in column 2 for the relevant qualification.

(3)    This paragraph does not apply to a person who is an eligible European veterinary surgeon under paragraph 1.

Other Qualifications Granted in Member States3

(1)    A person who holds a qualification in veterinary surgery granted in a member State, other than a qualification in either Table A or Table B, is an eligible European veterinary surgeon.

(2)    If the relevant qualification of such a person was granted—

(a)    on or after the date on which the granting State implemented the Training Directive, and

(b)    in respect of training commenced on or after that date,

the required additional documentation is a certificate from the competent authority of the granting State which states that the relevant qualification meets the requirements of the Training Directive and is treated by the granting State as equivalent to a qualification of a kind referred to in Table A.

(3)    If the relevant qualification of such a person was granted—

(a)    before the date on which the granting State implemented the Training Directive, or

(b)    on or after that date but in respect of training commenced before that date,

the required additional documentation is a certificate from the competent authority of any member State which states that the person has effectively and lawfully practised veterinary surgery for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of the certificate.

Interpretation4

For the purposes of this Schedule a member State is to be regarded as having implemented the Recognition Directive or the Training Directive on the date notified to the Commission as the date on which it did so.

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In this Schedule—

“granting State” means the member State in which a relevant qualification was granted;

“the Recognition Directive” means Council Directive 78/1026/EEC concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications in veterinary medicine, including measures to facilitate the effective exercise of the right of establishment and freedom to provide services;

“relevant qualification” means the qualification by virtue of which a person is an eligible European veterinary surgeon; and

“the Training Directive” means Council Directive 78/1027/EEC concerning the co-ordination of provisions in respect of the activities of veterinary surgeons.

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Any reference in this Schedule to Table A or Table B is a reference to the appropriate one of these tables—

Table A
Recognised European Qualifications
Member StateTitle of qualificationAwarding bodyCertificate accompanying qualification
Austria.1 Diplom-Tierarzt (Diploma – Veterinary Surgeon).
2 Magister medicinae veterinariae (Master of Veterinary Medicine).
Universität (University).1 Doktor der Veterinärmedizin (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).
2 Doctor medicinae veterinariae (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).
3 Fachtierarzt (Specialist Veterinary Surgeon).
Belgium.—Diploma van dierenarts (Diploma of Veterinary Surgeon).
—Diplôme de docteur en médecine vétérinaire (Diploma of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).
1 De universiteiten/les universités (Universities).
2 De bevoegde Examencommissie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap/le Jury compétent d'enseignement de la Communauté française. (The Competent Examining Board of Flemish or French Community).
Bulgaria.(Diploma of Higher Education for Educational Qualification level of Masters, specialising in Veterinary Medicine with Professional Qualification in Veterinary Surgery).1 (University of Forestry Management—Faculty of Veterinary Medicine).
2 (Trakiski University—Faculty of Veterinary Medicine).
Χψπρυσ.Πιστοποιητικο Εγγραφης Κτηνιατρου (Certificate of Registration of Veterinary surgeon).Κτηυιατρικο Συμβουλιο (Veterinary Council).
Χζεχη Ρεπυβλιχ.1 Διπλομ ο υκονχενí στυδια ϖε στυδιφνíμ προγραμυ ϖετεριν〈ρνí λéκαρστϖí (δοκτορ ϖετεριν〈ρνí μεδιχíνψ, ΜςΔρ) (Διπλομα οφ δοχτορ οφ ϖετεριναρψ μεδιχινε, αββρεϖιατιον ΜςΔρ).
2 Διπλομ ο υκονχενí στυδια ϖε στυδιφνíμ προγραμυ ϖετεριν〈ρνí ηψγιενα α εκολογιε (δοκτορ ϖετεριν〈ρνí μεδιχíνψ, ΜςΔρ) (Διπλομα οφ δοχτορ οφ ϖετεριναρψ ηψγιενε ανδ εχολογψ, αββρεϖιατιον ΜςΔρ).
ςετεριν〈ρνí φακυλτα υνιϖερζιτψ ϖ Χεσκé ρεπυβλιχε (ςετεριναρψ φαχυλτψ οφ α υνιϖερσιτψ ιν τηε Χζεχη Ρεπυβλιχ).
Δενμαρκ.Βεϖισ φορ βεστ∑ετ κανδιδατεκσαμεν ι ϖετερινæρϖιδενσκαβ (Χερτιφιχατε οφ συχχεσσ ιν τηε μαστερσ εξαμινατιον ιν ϖετεριναρψ σχιενχεσ).Κονγελιγε ςετεριναερ- ογ Λανδβοηøφσκολε (Ροψαλ ςετεριναρψ ανδ Αγριχυλτυραλ Χολλεγε).
Εστονια.Διπλομ: τäιτνυδ ϖετερινααρμεδιτσιινι ⌡ππεκαϖα (Διπλομα ιν ϖετεριναρψ μεδιχινε).Εεστι Π⌡λλυμαφανδυσüλικοολ (Εστονιαν Αγριχυλτυραλ Υνιϖερσιτψ).
Φινλανδ.Ελäινλääκετιετεεν λισενσιαατιν τυτκιντο / ϖετερινäρμεδιχινε λιχεντιατεξαμεν (Λιχεντιατε δεγρεε εξαμινατιον ιν ϖετεριναρψ μεδιχινε).Ηελσινγιν ψλιοπιστο / Ηελσινγφορσ υνιϖερσιτετ (Υνιϖερσιτψ οφ Ηελσινκι).
Φρανχε.Διπλôμε δ'Ετατ δε δοχτευρ ϖéτéριναιρε (Στατε Διπλομα οφ ςετεριναρψ Δοχτορ).
Γερμανψ.Ζευγνισ üβερ δασ Εργεβνισ δεσ Δριττεν Αβσχηνιττσ δερ Τιερäρζτλιχηεν Πρüφυνγ υνδ δασ Γεσαμτεργεβνισ δερ Τιερäρζτλιχηεν Πρüφυνγ (Χερτιφιχατε σηοωινγ τηε ρεσυλτ οφ τηε τηιρδ σεχτιον οφ τηε ϖετεριναρψ εξαμινατιον ανδ τηε οϖεραλλ ρεσυλτ οφ τηε ϖετεριναρψ εξαμινατιον).Δερ ςορσιτζενδε δεσ Πρüφυνγσαυσσχηυσσεσ φüρ διε Τιερäρζτλιχηε Πρüφυνγ εινερ Υνιϖερσιτäτ οδερ Ηοχησχηυλε (Τηε Χηαιρμαν οφ τηε Εξαμινατιον Βοαρδ φορ τηε ςετεριναρψ Εξαμινατιον ατ α Υνιϖερσιτψ ορ Χολλεγε).
Γρεεχε.Πτυχιο Κτηνιατρικης (Ptikio Ktiniatrikis).Πανεπιστημιο Θεσσαλονικης και Θεσσαλιας
(Φαχυλτψ οφ Γεοτεχηνιχαλ Σχιενχεσ οφ τηε Αριστοτλε Υνιϖερσιτψ οφ Σαλονικι ορ τηε Σχηοολ οφ ςετεριναρψ Μεδιχινε οφ τηε Αριστοτλε Υνιϖερσιτψ οφ Σαλονικι ορ Τηεσσαλψ).
Ηυνγαρψ.ℑλλατορϖοσ δοκτορ οκλεϖéλ—δρ μεδ ϖετ (Διπλομα οφ ϖετεριναρψ συργεον, αββρεϖιατεδ ασ δρ μεδ ϖετ).Σζεντ Ιστϖ〈ν Εγψετεμ ℑλλατορϖοσ-τυδομ〈νψι Καρ (Φαχυλτψ οφ ςετεριναρψ Σχιενχεσ οφ Σζεντ Ιστϖ〈ν Υνιϖερσιτψ).
Ιχελανδ.Ρεχογνισεδ Ευροπεαν Θυαλιφιχατιονσ αωαρδεδ ιν οτηερ μεμβερ Στατεσ. Χερτιφιχατε ον χομπλετεδ πραχτιχαλ τραινινγ φρομ τηε χομπετεντ αυτηοριτψ.
Ιρελανδ.1 Διπλομα οφ Βαχηελορ ιν/οφ ςετεριναρψ Μεδιχινε (ΜςΒ).
2 Διπλομα οφ Μεμβερσηιπ οφ τηε Ροψαλ Χολλεγε οφ ςετεριναρψ Συργεονσ (ΜΡΧςΣ).
Ιταλψ.Διπλομα δι λαυρεα ιν μεδιχινα ϖετεριναρια (Γραδυατε ιν ςετεριναρψ Μεδιχινε).Υνιϖερσιτ◊ (Υνιϖερσιτψ).Διπλομα δι αβιλιταζιονε αλλ'εσερχιζιο δελλα μεδιχινα ϖετεριναρια (Διπλομα οφ θυαλιφιχατιον ιν τηε πραχτιχε οφ ςετεριναρψ Μεδιχινε).
Λατϖια.ςετεριναραρστα διπλομσ (Διπλομα οφ ϖετεριναρψ συργεον).Λατϖιφασ Λαυκσαιμνιεχιβασ Υνιϖερσιτατε (Λατϖιαν Υνιϖερσιτψ οφ Αγριχυλτυρε).
Λιεχητενστειν.Ρεχογνισεδ Ευροπεαν Θυαλιφιχατιονσ αωαρδεδ ιν οτηερ μεμβερ Στατεσ. Χερτιφιχατε ον χομπλετεδ πραχτιχαλ τραινινγ φρομ τηε χομπετεντ αυτηοριτψ.
Λιτηυανια.Αυκšτοφο μοκσλο διπλομασ (ϖετεριναριφοσ γψδψτοφο (ΔςΜ)) (Διπλομα οφ ηιγηερ εδυχατιον ιν ϖετεριναρψ μεδιχινε).Λιετυϖοσ ςετεριναριφοσ Ακαδεμιφα (Λιτηυανιαν ςετεριναρψ Αχαδεμψ).
Λυξεμβουργ.Διπλôμε δ'Ετατ δε δοχτευρ εν μéδεχινε ϖéτéριναιρε (Στατε Διπλομα οφ Δοχτορ ιν ςετεριναρψ Μεδιχινε).ϑυρψ δ'εξαμεν δ'Ετατ (Στατε Εξαμινατιον Χομμισσιον).
Μαλτα.Λιχενζφα τα' Κιρυργυ ςετεριναρφυ (Λιχενχε ιν ςετεριναρψ Συργερψ).Κυνσιλλ ταλ-Κιρυργι ςετεριναρφι (Χουνχιλ οφ ςετεριναρψ Συργεονσ).
Νετηερλανδσ.Γετυιγσχηριφτ ϖαν μετ γοεδ γεϖολγ αφγελεγδ διεργενεεσκυνδιγ/ϖεεαρτσενιφκυνδιγ εξαμεν (Τεστιμονιαλ οφ Συχχεσσφυλ Πασσινγ οφ τηε ςετεριναρψ Εξαμινατιον).
Νορωαψ.ςιτνεμ∑λ φορ φυλλφøρτ γραδ Χανδιδατα/χανδιδατυσ μεδιχιναε ϖετεριναριαε, (Χερτιφιχατε οφ χομπλετιον οφ α δεγρεε ιν ϖετεριναρψ μεδιχινε) σηορτ φορμ: χανδ.μεδ.ϖετ.Νοργεσ ϖετερινæρηøγσκολε (Νορωεγιαν Χολλεγε οφ ςετεριναρψ Μεδιχινε).
Πολανδ.Δψπλομ λεκαρζα ωετερψναριι (Διπλομα οφ ςετεριναρψ Συργεον).1 Σζκολα Γλ⌠ωνα Γοσποδαρστωα Ωιεφσκιεγο ω Ωαρσζαωιε (Ωαρσαω Υνιϖερσιτψ οφ Εχονομψ ανδ Ρυραλ Αφφαιρσ).
2 Ακαδεμια Ρολνιχζα ωε Ωροχλαωιυ (Αγριχυλτυραλ Υνιϖερσιτψ οφ Ωροχλαω).
3 Ακαδεμια Ρολνιχζα ω Λυβλινιε (Αγριχυλτυραλ Υνιϖερσιτψ οφ Λυβλιν).
4 Υνιωερσψτετ Ωαρμι〉σκο-Μαζυρσκι ω Ολσζτψνιε (Υνιϖερσιτψ οφ Ολσζτψν, ιν τηε Ωαρμια ανδ Μαζυρψ ρεγιον).
Πορτυγαλ.Χαρτα δε χυρσο δε λιχενχιατυρα εμ μεδιχινα ϖετεριν〈ρια (Διπλομα οφ Δεγρεε Χουρσε ιν ςετεριναρψ Μεδιχινε).Υνιϖερσιδαδε (Υνιϖερσιτψ).
Ρομανια.Διπλομã δε λιχεντα δε δοχτορ μεδιχ ϖετεριναρ (Βαχηελορ'σ Δεγρεε ιν ςετεριναρψ Μεδιχινε).Υνιϖερσιτατι (Υνιϖερσιτιεσ).
Σλοϖακια.ςψσοκοšκολσκý διπλομ ο υδελενí ακαδεμιχκéηο τιτυλυ “δοκτορ ϖετεριν〈ρσκεφ μεδιχíνψ” (“ΜςΔρ”) (Διπλομα οφ δοχτορ οφ ϖετεριναρψ μεδιχινε, αββρεϖιατιον ΜςΔρ.).Υνιϖερζιτα ϖετεριν〈ρσκεηο λεκ〈ρστϖα (Υνιϖερσιτψ οφ ςετεριναρψ Μεδιχινε).
Σλοϖενια.Διπλομα, σ κατερο σε ποδελφυφε στροκοϖνι νασλοϖ “δοκτορ ϖετεριναρσκε μεδιχινε / δοκτοριχα ϖετεριναρσκε μεδιχινε” (Διπλομα αωαρδινγ τηε προφεσσιοναλ τιτλε οφ Δοχτορ οφ ςετεριναρψ Μεδιχινε (ΔρςετΜεδ)).Υνιϖερζα (Υνιϖερσιτψ).Σπριχεϖαλο ο οπραϖλφενεμ δρζαϖνεμ ιζπιτυ σ ποδροχφα ϖετεριναρστϖα (Χερτιφιχατε οφ ηαϖινγ πασσεδ τηε στατε εξαμινατιον ιν τηε φιελδ οφ ϖετεριναρψ μεδιχινε).
Σπαιν.Τιτυλο δε Λιχενχιαδο εν ςετεριναρια (Γραδυατε Δεγρεε ιν ςετεριναρψ Σχιενχε).Μινιστεριο δε Εδυχαχι⌠ν ψ Χυλτυρα/Ελ ρεχτορ δε υνα Υνιϖερσιδαδ (Τηε Μινιστερψ οφ Εδυχατιον ανδ Χυλτυρε/Τηε Ρεχτορ οφ α Υνιϖερσιτψ).
Σωεδεν.ςετερινäρεξαμεν (ςετεριναρψ Εξαμινατιον).Σϖεριγεσ Λανδβρυκσυνιϖερσιτετ (Σωεδιση Αγριχυλτυραλ Υνιϖερσιτψ).
Σωιτζερλανδ.Τιτυλαιρε δυ διπλôμε φéδéραλ δε ϖéτéριναιρε / ειδγενöσσισχη διπλομιερτερ Τιεραρζτ / τιτολαρε δι διπλομα φεδεραλε δι ϖετεριναριο (Τηε ηολδερ οφ α Φεδεραλ ςετεριναρψ Διπλομα).Δéπαρτεμεντ φéδéραλ δε λ'ιντéριευρ (Φεδεραλ Δεπαρτμεντ οφ Ηομε Αφφαιρσ).
Ταβλε Β
Οτηερ Θυαλιφιχατιονσ Αχθυιρεδ Πριορ το Μεμβερ Στατε Μεμβερσηιπ
Member StateQualificationRequired additional documentation
Czech Republic.A qualification in veterinary medicine—
(a) awarded by the former Czechoslovakia before 1 January 1993, or
(b) for which the training started in the former Czechoslovakia before 1 January 1993.
Both—
(a) an attestation issued by the competent Czech authority that the relevant qualification has the same legal validity in the Czech Republic as Czech qualifications in veterinary medicine as regards access to the veterinary profession and its practice, and
(b) a certificate issued by the competent Czech authority that the person concerned has been effectively and lawfully engaged in veterinary medicine in the Czech Republic for at least three consecutive years during the five years prior to the date of issue of the certificate.
Estonia.A qualification in veterinary medicine—
(a) awarded by the former Soviet Union before 20 August 1991, or
(b) for which the training started in the former Soviet Union before 20 August 1991.
Both—
(a) an attestation issued by the competent Estonian authority that the relevant qualification has the same legal validity in Estonia as Estonian qualifications in veterinary medicine as regards access to the veterinary profession and its practice, and
(b) a certificate issued by the competent Estonian authority that the person concerned has been effectively and lawfully engaged in veterinary medicine in Estonia for at least five consecutive years during the seven years prior to the date of issue of the certificate.
Estonia.A qualification in veterinary medicine— (a) awarded by Estonia after 19 August 1991 and before 1 May 2004, or (b) for which the training started in Estonia after 19 August 1991 and before 1 May 2004.A certificate issued by the competent Estonian authority that the person concerned has been effectively and lawfully engaged in veterinary medicine in Estonia for at least five consecutive years during the seven years prior to the date of issue of the certificate.
Germany.A qualification as a veterinary surgeon—
(a) attesting to training received in the territory of the former German Democratic Republic that commenced before German reunification, which does not satisfy the requirements laid down by the Training Directive, and
(b) that indicates that the holder of that qualification is entitled to practise as a veterinary surgeon throughout the territory of Germany to the same extent as the holder of the German qualification set out in table A.
A certificate issued by the competent German authority that the person concerned has effectively and lawfully practised veterinary surgery in Germany for at least three consecutive years during the five years prior to the date of issue of the certificate.
Latvia.A qualification in veterinary medicine—
(a) awarded by the former Soviet Union before 21 August 1991, or
(b) for which the training started in the former Soviet Union before 21 August 1991.
Both—
(a) an attestation issued by the competent Latvian authority that the relevant qualification has the same legal validity in Latvia as Latvian qualifications in veterinary medicine as regards access to the veterinary profession and its practice, and
(b) a certificate issued by the competent Latvian authority that the person concerned has been effectively and lawfully engaged in veterinary medicine in Latvia for at least three consecutive years during the five years prior to the date of issue of the certificate.
Lithuania.A qualification in veterinary medicine—
(a) awarded by the former Soviet Union before 11 March 1990, or
(b) for which the training started in the former Soviet Union before 11 March 1990.
Both—
(a) an attestation issued by the competent Lithuanian authority that the relevant qualification has the same legal validity in Lithuania as Lithuanian qualifications in veterinary medicine as regards access to the veterinary profession and its practice, and
(b) a certificate issued by the competent Lithuanian authority that the person concerned has been effectively and lawfully engaged in veterinary medicine in Lithuania for at least three consecutive years during the five years prior to the date of issue of the certificate.
Slovakia.A qualification in veterinary medicine—
(a) awarded by the former Czechoslovakia before 1 January 1993, or
(b) for which the training started in the former Czechoslovakia before 1 January 1993.
Both—
(a) an attestation issued by the competent Slovakian authority that the relevant qualification has the same legal validity in Slovakia as Slovakian qualifications in veterinary medicine as regards access to the veterinary profession and its practice, and
(b) a certificate issued by the competent Slovakian authority that the person concerned has been effectively and lawfully engaged in veterinary medicine in Slovakia for at least three consecutive years during the five years prior to the date of issue of the certificate.
Slovenia.A qualification in veterinary medicine—
(a) awarded by the former Yugoslavia before 25 June 1991, or
(b) for which the training started in the former Yugoslavia before 25 June 1991.
Both—
(a) an attestation issued by the competent Slovenian authority that the relevant qualification has the same legal validity in Slovenia as Slovenian qualifications in veterinary medicine as regards access to the veterinary profession and its practice, and
(b) a certificate issued by the competent Slovenian authority that the person concerned has been effectively and lawfully engaged in veterinary medicine in Slovenia for at least three consecutive years during the five years prior to the date of issue of the certificate.”.
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Specified date

Specified date: 30 May 2007: see art 1.

Miscellaneous

Para 4: in Table A in entry “Bulgaria” in columns “Title of qualification” and “Awarding body” the Bulgarian text omitted could not be reproduced. Please see the original.

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for the recognition by the United Kingdom of veterinary qualifications obtained in the accession states (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) as now set out in Articles 4b and 4c of and the Annex to Council Directive 78/1026/EEC (OJ No L 362, 23.12.78, p1). It sets out all veterinary qualifications that will be recognised from all member States.

The Order amends the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (“the Act”) by—

(a)    replacing subsections (1), (2) and (6), and inserting a new subsection (7) of section 5A of the Act;

(b)    modifying and deleting some of the definitions in section 27 (interpretation) of the Act; and

(c)    replacing Schedule 1A to the Act with the Schedule set out in paragraph 4 of the Schedule to this Order setting out the circumstances in which mutual recognition of veterinary qualifications:

(i)    will apply, or

(ii)    will not apply unless further conditions are met.

The Order amends the Veterinary Surgeons' Qualifications (European Recognition) Order 2003 (“the 2003 Order”). It omits the definition of “EEA Agreement” and amends the definitions of “member State” and “the Recognition Directive” in article 2 (interpretation) of the 2003 Order.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.