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Act on Veterinarians (No. 464 of 2014).

Type of law
Date of original text

The Act sets regulations on the right to practice the veterinary profession in laboratories and in Veterinary Health Council. Professionals shall pass the degree examination at the University of Copenhagen and must follow ethical and professional duty thereof, managing drug administration and testing of animals for the wellbeing of these. The Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries may lay down rules for veterinarians to report results of diagnostic laboratory findings when investigating animal diseases. The Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries establishes rules related to required written communication form which shall now be electronically and the use of certain IT systems (digital formats, digital signature etc.). Regulations derogating from the signature requirements shall be prescribed in a way that appeals for personal signature cannot be waived for certain documents (articles 37a-c).
The Act consists of 11 Chapters: Scope (1); Veterinarian activites (2); Veterinarian duties (3); Medicine for animals (4); Registry (5); Withdrawal of veterinarians' rights (6); The Veterinary Council (7); Veterinarian laboratories (8); Monitoring, appeals and payment (9); Duty of digital notification (9a); Penalty (10); Entry into force and transitional provisions (11).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
Shall be established by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.
This Act does not aply to Greenland nor to the Faroe Islands.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse af lov om dyrl ger.
Implemented by