Veterinary surgeon; application for recognition as a postgraduate veterinary surgeon in the field of 'public veterinary affairs

Veterinarians may apply for recognition to hold the postgraduate title in the field of public veterinary medicine.


The aim of further training in the field of "public veterinary medicine" is to provide veterinary surgeons with the special technical knowledge and skills required, in particular for the application of public veterinary law, within the framework of professional activity in public veterinary authorities and institutions.

Veterinarians who work as veterinarians in Bavaria or who, without working as veterinarians, have their usual place of residence in Bavaria, shall, on application, be granted recognition to use the regional title of "Public Veterinary Service" or the title of "Specialist Veterinarian for Public Veterinary Service".

After the prescribed period of further training in accordance with the further training regulations for veterinary surgeons, they may apply for recognition in the field of "public veterinary medicine". Recognition confirms that the prescribed period of further training has been completed and that the title "Public Veterinary Service" or the title "Veterinary Specialist for Public Veterinary Service" may be used.


They must have completed the prescribed further training period of a total of three years of full-time work in state or municipal veterinary offices or in the organisational units responsible for veterinary matters of a government, an investigation office or a supreme state veterinary authority in Bavaria. In the case of part-time work, the prescribed periods are extended accordingly.

At least 18 months of the above-mentioned period must be spent working as a veterinary surgeon in veterinary offices. Training periods within the framework of a preparatory service shall be taken into account.


The application must be submitted in writing, with the required documents, to the competent government.

The competent government is the one in whose jurisdiction the profession of veterinarian is practiced.



Required documents

  • You must submit the following document:

    • Officially certified copy of the licensing certificate
    • Officially certified proof of the specified veterinary activities
    • Officially certified copy of the examination certificate for the official veterinary service


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  • 50,00 EUR

Status: 07.09.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege

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