The Geotechnical Chamber of Greece, based in Thessaloniki, is the regulatory body of the veterinary profession. The professional activities of veterinarians are mandated under Presidential decree 344/2000.
The Public Veterinary Service Directorate is part of the Ministry of Reconstruction of Production, Environment and Energy and Rural Development.
Veterinary Specialist Recognition
The Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society lists European Veterinary Specialists located in Greece on their website, based on relevant information from the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation, as there is no official register of veterinary specialists in Greece.
The title of European Veterinary Specialist is used in Greece. There are no national specialist qualifications for veterinarians in Greece. For academic appointments, the title of European Veterinary Specialist is considered to be a desirable additional qualification of candidates and is taken into account.
Advanced Veterinary Practitioners and Continuing Education of Veterinary General Practitioners
Middle tier qualifications for veterinarians have not been established in Greece. Continuing education of veterinarians is not a compulsory requirement in Greece. Young veterinarians are interested in taking up official training in a recognised discipline, such as those offered by EBVS Colleges.
The Hellenic Veterinary Association is the professional organisation for veterinarians in Greece.