CMVRo - The settlement status of veterinary profession in Romania
THE SETTLEMENTSTATUS OFVETERINARYPROFESSION INROMANIA
Veterinarian - that person whohas Romanian or foreigncitizenship and holds aveterinary medical degreeissued by an institution ofhigher education in Romaniaor abroad and is officiallyrecognized by thecompetent authority inRomania;DEFINITION
In Romania, the veterinary profession is a liberal and independent profession, withan autonomous settled organization. It is organized and operates on the basis ofautonomy, within the professional forum represented by the College of RomanianVeterinarians.The veterinary profession shall be practiced in Romania by any person, Romaniancitizen, holding a veterinarian diploma eligible according to the law, as well as bythe European Union Member States, the European Economic Area and the SwissConfederation nationals holding veterinarian diplomas, attestations or otherdocuments granting for this qualification under the law, issued by an educationinstitution from these states.The veterinary profession can be practiced in Romania by the European UnionMember States, the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederationnationalsholding veterinarian diplomas, attestations or other documents granting for thisqualification under the law, issued by an educational institution from these states.The veterinary profession can be practiced in Romania by the third countriesnationals, the European Union Member States, the European Economic Area andthe Swiss Confederation nationals holding diplomas, attestations or otherdocuments granting qualification in the veterinary profession, issued by veterinaryeducational institutions from the third countries granting for this qualification,eligible under the law.
The activities that can be performed by free practice veterinariansare: veterinary care, artificial insemination, other specializedservices, technical and sanitary-veterinary legislation consulting,production and marketing of anti parasitic products andveterinary drugs, equipment and instruments for veterinary use.Free practice veterinarians, in the course of their work, shall be partof the sanitary-veterinary unique national system.Veterinarians entitled to free practice may practice independently,both as certified natural persons and legal entities.
• At national level, the competent authority for professional recognition of diplomas,attestations or other degrees of the veterinarian profession shall be the College of RomanianVeterinarians.• The College of Romanian Veterinarians issues attestations of compliance for professionalpurposes, regarding the recognition in one of the Member States of formal qualifications inveterinary profession, issued by accredited higher education institutions in Romania.• Legislative particularities on the recognition of professional qualifications and practicingveterinarian in Romania are presented in the following documents:• 1. LAW NR. 160 OF 30TH JULY 1998 FOR ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE OF VETERINARYPROFESSION – REPUBLICATION• 2. GOVERNMENT DECISION NO.860/2004 ON THE RECOGNITION OF VETERINARYQUALIFICATIONS AND REGULATION OF CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE VETERINARY PROFESSION• 3. DECISION NO 79/2008 AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE GOVERNMENT DECISIONNO.860/2004• 4. GOVERNMENT DECISION NO. 1477/2004 FOR THE APPROVAL OF MINIMUM CRITERIA FORLICENSING AND ACCREDITATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN THE FIELDS OFMEDICINE, DENTISTRY, PHARMACY, NURSES, MIDWIVES, VETERINARY MEDICINE,ARCHITECTURE, AS WELL AS GENERAL NURSING COLLEGES FOR BASIC TRAINING• 5. GOVERNMENT DECISION NO. 890/2008 REGARDING THE NAMES AND TITLES OFQUALIFICATIONS CONFERRED UNDERGRATUATE GRADUATES• 6. ORDER OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION NO. 5289/2008, ON THE DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT• 7. ORDER OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION NO. 5703/2011 ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THENATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
The abovementioned legislation on veterinary profession isavailable on the website of the competent authority -www.cmvro.roThe veterinarians Romanian citizens with residence abroad,as well as veterinarians nationals of the European UnionMember States, the European Economic Area and theSwiss Confederation who practice the veterinaryprofession in Romania shall have the same rights andobligations regarding its practice as veterinarians membersof the College of Romanian Veterinarians.
• In order to issue the right to practice the veterinary profession to foreign citizens, theCollege of Romanian Veterinarians shall request:• a) evidence of the applicant nationality;• b) copy of the diplomas, attestations or other documents granting qualification in theveterinary profession and, where appropriate, certification of that person’s professionalexperience ;• c) documents issued by the competent authorities of the Member State of origin or ofprovenance on: the moral character of the person concerned, the absence of bankruptcycases, the absence of a serious professional error or offence leading to suspension orprohibition of the profession practice; if such documents are not issued by thecompetent authorities of the Member State of origin or provenance, these shall bereplaced by a statement on own responsibility or a solemn statement, satisfying theconditions of validity in the Member State of origin or provenance where it has beenissued (validity term 3 months);• d) document regarding the physical or mental health, requested in the Member State oforigin; if such act is not required in the Member State of origin, a certificate of healthissued by competent authority of that State shall be accepted;• e) attestation issued by competent authorities of the Member State of origin, statingthat the formal qualifications for access to the veterinary profession comply;• f) copy of the certificate of knowledge of a foreign language, and for individuals whoare citizens of EU / EEA countries, also a copy of the certificate of knowledge of theRomanian language; the applicant may give an interview on linguistic andcommunication for the Romanian language.
For the Romanian citizens , in order to obtain the certificate ofprofessional recognition of diplomas In the purpose of practiceingthe veterinary profession in the European Union Member States,the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederationnationals , the applicant must submit to the Executive Bureau ofthe National Council of the College of Veterinarians the followingdocuments:•1. Application2. Statement issued by the University where the degree wasobtained•3. Certify copy of the Bachelors degree / diploma of the Faculty•4. Copy of I.D. / passport•5. Copy of the Identity card issued by the subsidiary of the Collegeof Romanian Veterinarians where the applicant is registered•6.European certificate with reference to current professional statusissued by the the subsidiary of the College of RomanianVeterinarians where the applicant is registered