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Decision on the recognition of professional qualification – veterinarian

The decision on the recognition of a professional qualification enables the individual to obtain a licence to perform a regulated profession in the Republic of Slovenia.

An individual who receives a decision on the recognition of a professional qualification for a veterinarian must lodge a claim for a decision on a veterinary licence at the Veterinary Chamber, and must obtain membership of this Chamber.

If the profession is not regulated in the country where the agent is located, the service provider must perform the services which they wish to provide in the Republic of Slovenia in their home country continuously or for at least 2 years in the  previous 10 years before the veterinarian starts performing these services in the Republic of Slovenia.

Conditions

  • The candidate must be a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia or any other member state of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

    Evidence

    The candidate submits a copy of a valid personal document showing the citizenship or citizenship certificate issued according to the regulations of the country of origin.

  • An individual must have the appropriate university education in veterinary medicine.

    Veterinarians’ qualifications are recognised only on the basis that at least five years of regular theoretical and practical study have been implemented in accordance with the appropriate programme and have been performed at a university or higher education institution that educates on officially equal level or under the university's supervision.

    Education must ensure the acquisition of the following knowledge and skills:

    • Appropriate knowledge of sciences based on veterinary activities;
    • Appropriate knowledge about the morphology and functioning of healthy animals, their breeding, reproduction and general hygiene as well as feeding, including the technology for producing and conserving various types of feeding stuff that is appropriate for specific animals;
    • Appropriate knowledge of animal behaviour and their protection;
    • Appropriate knowledge of the causes, types, progress, effects, diagnostics and treatment of animal diseases, individually or in groups, including special knowledge about diseases that can be spread to people;
    • Appropriate knowledge about preventive veterinary medicine;
    • Appropriate knowledge about hygiene and the technology for producing, manufacturing and launching animal products or products of animal origin which are intended as food for people;
    • Appropriate knowledge about the laws and other regulations in connection with the above mentioned areas;
    • Appropriate clinical and other practical experience under appropriate supervision.

    Evidence

    For education acquired in the Republic of Slovenia:

    • A diploma or certificate – original version, a certified or non-certified version with the possibility of viewing the original.

    For education acquired in the EU:

    • Documents on formal qualifications issued by the Member State, if such documents confirm a successfully completed education which started prior to the reference dates, including the confirmation of the Member State that the veterinarian actually and legally performed the stated activities for at least three consecutive years within a five-year period prior to the issue of the confirmation.

    Legal basis

  • An individual must meet all the conditions prescribed in the country of origin in order to practice a regulated profession.

    If the profession is not regulated in the country of origin, the individual must perform the services which the latter wishes to provide in the Republic of Slovenia in the home country continuously or for at least two years in the period of the previous ten years before he/she performing these services in the Republic of Slovenia.

    Evidence

    • Certificates issued by the competent authorities of European union Member States on the fulfilment of conditions to practice a profession (e.g. certificate of a completed professional examination, membership of a professional chamber),
    • evidence of other qualifications and professional experience (if the profession is not regulated in the country of origin). 
    The documents must be submitted in the original or in a certified copy thereof translated into Slovenian language.

  • In accordance with the regulations of the member state of EU, EEA or Swiss Confederation, the applicant may perform respective services and, at the time the certificate is issued, he/she is not prohibited from performing these services, not even temporarily.

    Evidence

    • Certificate that, at the time the certificate is issued, the applicant is not prohibited from performing services, not even temporarily.

    If the authorities of the member state of origin do not issue such certificates, they may be substituted by an affidavit of the applicant, which is made in front of a competent judicial or administrative authority. This authority then issues the certificate confirming the authenticity of the affidavit.

  • The Slovenian Bar Association insures a lawyer against liability for damages which could be incurred by a client during the practice of the profession of lawyer.

    The insurance covers damages due to gross negligence, error or failure to perform professional obligation on the part of a lawyer and his or her employees in the amount of:

    • EUR 250,000 for an individual case, or
    • EUR 500,000 annually.
    The insurance premium is paid from the lawyer's insurance contribution.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia or any other EU Member State.

    A lawyer who is from a country which is not an EU Member State and has the right to pursue the profession of lawyer in a country which is not an EU Member State may pursue the profession of lawyer only if the applicant meets the condition of reciprocity and the following conditions:

    • a lawyer from another country is entered in the register of foreign lawyers who may pursue the profession of lawyer in the Republic of Slovenia under the professional title of lawyer; with all the rights and obligations pertaining to the pursuit of the profession of lawyer if he or she meets the following conditions:
      • he or she is legally competent,
      • has an active knowledge of the Slovenian language,
      • has the equipment and premises required for the pursuit of the profession of lawyer, and
      • has passed the examination on the knowledge of the legal system of the Republic of Slovenia.

    Evidence

    The applicant shall submit a photocopy of a valid personal identity document which proves his/her nationality, or a certificate of nationality issued pursuant to the regulations of the Member State of origin.

Renewal term

Permanent education and training

Renewal term: 10 let

Last modified:
8. 9. 2021