Veterinary surgeon; application for recognition to hold the postgraduate title in the field of "public veterinary medicine

Veterinarians may apply for recognition to hold the continuing education designation for the field of "public veterinary medicine."


Further training in the field of "public veterinary medicine" aims to provide veterinarians with the necessary special technical knowledge and skills, in particular those required 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, receive, upon application, the recognition to use the regional title "Public Veterinary Service" or the title "Specialist Veterinarian for Public Veterinary Service".

After the prescribed period of further training according to the further training regulations for veterinarians, they can apply for recognition for the field of "public veterinary medicine". The recognition confirms that the prescribed period of further training has been completed and that the area designation "public veterinary medicine" or the designation "veterinary specialist for public veterinary medicine" 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 organizational units responsible for veterinary affairs of a government, an investigative 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 aforementioned time must be spent working as a veterinarian in veterinary offices. Training periods within the framework of a preparatory service are credited.


The application must be submitted in writing, with the required documentation to the appropriate 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: 16.09.2022

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