Anna Redling Clarin writes that the Swedish Board of Agriculture is actively working to ensure the availability of animal health workers.
This is according to ADL, an agribusiness magazine. This means the content is the author’s own opinion. Read more about ADL’s magazine goal here!
Emma Taranter, in response to a discussion article on “Facilitation of recruitment of foreign veterinarians” by the Swedish Veterinary Care Institute:
The Swedish Board of Agriculture is active To facilitate and ensure the availability of animal health professionals. At the same time, the growth in animal care in recent years makes it an issue for officials and industry to tackle collectively.
Make it easy Foreign veterinarians were able to apply for many years to obtain a Swedish ID and to be exempt from the requirement for Swedish knowledge. To see if it is appropriate to allow records to be kept in whole or in part in English, we have obtained documentation from the industry.
However, it is important for veterinarians working here to understand Swedish law. It is also important that we communicate with animal owners in the expectation that they will be able to communicate with their veterinarian.
After Brexit The United Kingdom is no longer part of an EU-level agreement, meaning that veterinarians can temporarily train their profession in another member country and member states must recognize each other’s veterinary training. Changing this regulatory framework would require a bilateral agreement between Sweden and the United Kingdom. However, veterinarians from the United Kingdom may continue to apply for Swedish veterinary identification.
We introduced In July 2017, so-called other employees had more opportunities to perform tasks that could only be performed by licensed individuals under the responsibility of a veterinarian. We now analyze how this exemption was used to determine possible continuity. Here, too, the industry is involved.
Anna Redling Clarin,
Unit International Affairs and Animal Health Worker Division, Swedish Agricultural Board