The following is provided for information purposes on relevant documentation required for veterinary surgeons intending to provide services without establishing in Ireland.
The competent authority for veterinary surgeons in Ireland is the Veterinary Council of Ireland.
The Veterinary Council of Ireland should be contacted directly for all queries in relation to relevant documentation required for veterinary surgeons intending to provide services without establishing in Ireland.
If a Veterinary Practitioner is intending to apply to provide services in another country they will need to apply in writing to the Registrar advising of his/her intention to provide services abroad/ cross border and request that a Provision of Services Certificate issues to the relevant Competent/Regulatory Authority in that country.
Relevant documentation required
1 Write to the Registrar, advising of your intention to provide occasional veterinary services in the Republic of Ireland outlining the specific dates and locations at which you intend to provide those services.
2 Complete the provision of services declaration form available on the following link and attach requested accompanying documents.
3 Arrange that a Provision of Services Certificate (under the provision of the EEC Directive 2005/36/EU Title II Articles 5 to 9) issues to the Veterinary Council from the Registrar of the Competent and Regulatory Authority you are currently registered with (usually the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
The documents received will be reviewed and if everything is in order the Registrar will issue a letter confirming permission to provide services for the specified period.
How to submit documentation
Initial documents can be scanned and sent electronically to the Veterinary Council of Ireland. However all original documentation must be sent by post to the Veterinary Council of Ireland prior to the granting of permission to provide services.
It will not be permissible for veterinary surgeons residing in one of the two jurisdictions to see cases or provide any veterinary services in the other without complying with the formalities set out above.
The current fee to apply for a Provision of Services Certificate is €28*.
* Fee correct as of May 2018