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Veterinary technician (establishment)

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If you wish to work permanently as a veterinary technician in Denmark, you must obtain an authorization from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

You will need this:

If you are a veterinary technician from an EU member state, you can obtain an authorization as a veterinary technician in Denmark by sending an application to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

You apply by submitting the application, the information and the documents listed below.

You will have to provide the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration with the following: 

  • Your full name and address including contact details such as phone number and e-mail address.
  • Proof of nationality (preferably a copy of relevant passport pages).
  • Information on which diagnostic samples you intend to take. Including on which species and for which purpose cf. article 6 in Order No. 605 of 1 June 2017 on authorization of veterinary technicians.
  • A confirmation that the work will be performed under the direction and responsibility of a licensed veterinary surgeon.
  • Documentation, confirming that you have been taught by a licensed veterinary surgeon in the following:
    • collection of the relevant samples in theory and practice,
    • the anatomy of the organ or the area where the samples are taken,
    • hygienic measures when entering a farm,
    • the use of relevant equipment,
    • hygiene and disinfection when sampling,
    • the use and disinfection of the fixation equipment,
    • rules for shipping of sample material, and,
    • measures of hygiene and disinfection when taking diagnostic tests.

Applications can be submitted electronically via the "Start"-button. You may also send your application by post to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. See contact details below.

If you wish to work on a temporary basis as a veterinary technician in Denmark, you must notify the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. Read more and apply here.

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