This content is exclusively provided by FAO / FAOLEX

Act on Veterinarians (No. 875 of 2013).

Type of law
Date of original text

The Act sets regulations on the right to practice the veterinary profession in veterinary laboratories and in the Veterinary Health Council. Professionals shall pass the degree examination at the University of Copenhagen and have the obligation to follow ethical and professional duty thereof, managing drug administration and testing of animals for the wellbeing of animals. The Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries may lay down rules that veterinarians must report the results of diagnostic laboratory findings in the investigation of diseases in animals.
The Act consists of 11 Chapters: Scope (1); Veterinarian activites (2); Veterinary duties (3); Medicine for animals (4); Registry (5); Withdrawal of veterinarians' rights (6); The Veterinary Council (7); Veterinary laboratories (8); Monitoring, appeals and payment (9); Penalty (10); Entry into force and transitional provisions (11).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
Entry into force shall be decided by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fishery.
The Act does not apply to Greenland nor to the Faroe Islands.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtgørelse af lov om dyrlæger.