This website uses Cookies. You will accept these by click on the button "continue". For more information read our page "Private Policy".

Veterinary Practitioner – Surgery – Opening

General Information

Opening and close-down of a surgery or private animal hospital have to be notified to the district administrative authority and the Österreichische Tierärztekammer (Austrian Veterinary Chamber) within two weeks.

Only authorized practitioners or companies whose members consist of authorised practitioners are entitled to operate a surgery or private animal hospital.

Holding shares of a company of veterinary practitioners by persons with a different professional background is only allowed if they hold shares as dormant partners where branch offices are foreseen when establishing a limited liability company it has to be ensured that the management responsibility lies with one member only who is entitled to manage one branch office only and holds an integral part of shares of the company.

Veterinarians who manage a surgery or private animal hospital are obliged to keep it in a condition which complies with hygiene standards and veterinary demand and to identify it by appropriate outward designation befitting their profession.

Please note

The surgery must also comply with the directives on surgeries set up by the Österreichische Tierärztekammer (Austrian Veterinary Chamber).

Enterprises Affected

All who intend to operate a surgery or private animal hospital.

Requirements

See description of the subject matter.

Deadline

Notification has to be given to the competent authorities within two weeks.

Competent Authority

Competence for the procedure lies with:

  • the locally competent district administrative authority and
  • the Österreichische Tierärztekammer (Austrian Veterinary Chamber)

Procedure

A letter has to be addressed to the locally competent district administrative authority and the Österreichische Tierärztekammer (Austrian Veterinary Chamber) containing the abovementioned information.

Documents Required

No additional documents are required.

Expenses

There are no fees or charges foreseen for the notification.

Additional Information

Related Links

Legal Basis

§§ 15a, 16 Tierärztegesetz (Veterinary Practitioner Act)

Expert Information

No expert information is available.

last update: 12 March 2020

responsible for content: Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection