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					                 FOUNDING
Founded in accordance with the Law on Animal Health
Protection (1991).
Organization of Veterinary Chamber are closely regulated
by the Law on Veterinary Matters (’’Official Journal RS’’, No
91/2005).
In order to protect, develop the competence and
advancement of professional ethic, raising the level of
animal health protection and professional interests of
veterinarians, Veterinary Chamber was found as
professional and independent veterinary organization
which performed their activities on the territory of
Republic of Serbia, according to the Law on Veterinary
Matters and the Statute of Veterinary Chamber.
The Chamber shall act as a legal entity.
Chamber Membership is obligatory for the all veterinarians
     ORGANIGRAMME OF VETERINARY CHAMBER OF SERBIA
                                               Commission for prices
                                                   28 members
  Expert board       Ethical Committee
                                             Sub Commission for prices
   7 members             28 members
                                                   Coordinator
   - President            President
                      - Vice President
                                                       RB - 28
                                                - MB – 5 members
                                                     - President
                                                  - Vice President
                    Assembly of VC
Representative of     -164 delegates         Management board of VC
   VC in WVА            - President               - 7 members
                                                    - President
                                                 - Vice President



Representative of   Administrative Service        Supervisory board
   VC in FVE            - 4 employees               - 5 members
                      - Secretary of VC              - President
                      LICENSE
                         REGULATION
ON LICENSE FOR CARRY OUT VETERINARY ACTIVITIES
  (according to the Article 15, point 9 of Statute of Veterinary
    Chamber and Article 44 of Law on Veterinary Matters)

License is the document by which Veterinary Chamber confirm to
veterinarian that she/he may perform veterinary practice, to
upgrade specialty, to respect Codex of veterinary-medical ethics
and the rules of good veterinary practice.

                  LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

License shall be issued by the Veterinary Chamber upon the
request of the person who has a right to perform veterinary activity
in accordance with positive legal regulation and fulfilling the
requirements prescribed by the law for carry out veterinary
activity.
                     LICENSE
                 (Law on Veterinary Matters)
                           ISSUING
A license to practice veterinary medicine can be obtained
by an individual who:

• has obtained a diploma of the Faculty of Veterinary
  Medicine,
• passed the experts’ exam,
• has results in professional veterinary activities.

The costs of issuing the license shall be borne by the person
requesting the license.

                         DURATION

A license shall be issued for the period of 5 years.
                      LICENSE
                   (Law on Veterinary Matters)
      ISSUE, EXTENSION AND REVOCATION OF LICENSE
The Statute of the Chamber prescribes the:
• procedure for the issue, extension, suspension or revocation of
  licenses,
• license register
• bodies of the Chamber that shall be in charge of the issue,
  extension or revocation of licenses.

         SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF LICENSE

The Veterinary Chamber shall, by issuing a decision, suspend a
license for a period of time appropriate to the severity of the
violation if the Committee on Ethics confirms a violation of the
Veterinary Code of Ethics but in no case shall the suspension
exceed 9 months.
The Veterinary Chamber shall, by issuing an effective decision,
revoke a license and remove the individual from the register of
licensed veterinarians if the license has been suspended on two
previous occasions.
                      LICENSE
                  REVOCATION OF LICENSE

Issued license, Chamber may temporary revoke (suspend) for
maximum nine months by the Decision of the President of the
Chamber, on the proposal of Management board and according to
the Decision of the Ethical Committee.
Issued license, Chamber shall temporary revoked if the effective
court verdict temporary forbid the veterinarian to perform
veterinary activity for the period of ban duration.
Issued license, Chamber may permanently revoke and remove the
individual from the register, by the decision of the President of
Chamber, on the proposal of Management board, if the license has
been temporary suspend in two previous occasions.
Issued license, Chamber shall permanently revoked if the effective
court verdict permanently forbid the veterinarian to perform
veterinary activity.
                   LICENSE
                           Record

Administrative service of the Chamber keep the record of all
issued,extended, suspended or revoked license, as well as the
license which validation expired.

Data from the Register, Administrative Service of Chamber
delivering to the Ministry and publishing in official journal of
Chamber once a year.

Amendments and changes, Chamber shall delivered to the
competent Ministry in 15 days from the day of changes.
   ADVANCED TRAININGS
 REGULATION ON ADVANCED TRAININGS OF
                VETERINARIANS
   (Article 15, point 10 of the Statute of the
                    Chamber)


In order to provide and advance quality of work
in accordance with define standards for every
area of veterinary activity and issuing and
extension of license veterinarians are obliged to
attend the advanced trainings during their
service.
    ADVANCED TRAININGS
Advanced training includes:
• active and passive participation in congress, symposium,
  conference, expert or scientific meetings, specialized
  seminars and workshops
• attendance on specialized courses from the different area
  of veterinary practice,
• study visits
• publishing articles and studies in scientific and experts
  journals
• authorship in guidelines and books of veterinary
  medicine
• following the scientific and expert publications.

Graduate titles: doctor, master, specialist and international
certificates issued by authorized international associations
represents a permanent aspect of expert training with
permanent evaluation.
    ADVANCED TRAININGS

Expert board of the Chamber shall propose plan and
program of advanced trainings for the veterinarians for
every year.

That kind of trainings are programmed trainings, made in
cooperation with:

• professional organizations,
• Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and
• the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water
   Management – Veterinary Directorate.
      ADVANCED TRAININGS

Regional boards and specialized veterinary associations
may also initiate organization of trainings.

Specialized veterinary associations are:

•   Serbian Association of Small Animal Practitioners
•   Serbian Veterinary Poultry and Birds Association
•   Veterinary Association of Serbian Defense System
•   Epizootiology Association
•   Microbiological Association
•   Field practitioners
•   others
    ADVANCED TRAININGS
Evaluation of the advanced trainings which are not
organized by Veterinary Chamber shall be made on the
basis of competition for accreditation of advanced trainings
program. Chamber shall announced an competition no
later than October of a current year for the following year.

Organizer of the program of advanced training must
submit:

• data about scope and content of planned advanced
  trainings,
• scientific and expert competence of performers

According to that, Expert board makes a decision on a
manner of evaluation of the proposed programs.
    ADVANCED TRAININGS
                 EXTENSION OF LICENSE

In the scope of obliged advanced training and for the
purposes of extension of license, veterinarian is obliged to
achieve 40 points in 5 years.

Every veterinarian shall be obliged to delivered the report
about advanced training and appropriate documentations
which confirms achievement of points no later than 30 days
before he submits request for extension of license.

Veterinarian who during fifteen years of service (two
extension of license) make more than 200 points in total,
shall not be obliged to attend advanced training in order to
extend license. Extension of the license shall made
according to the evidence on total number of points
achieved during fifteen years of service.
    DISCIPLINARY ACTION
           REGULATION ON DISCIPLINE-ETHIC
      (Article 15, point 8 of Statute of Veterinary Chamber)

Ethical Committee is a Chamber body which deal with and
make a decisions about violations of a Codex on veterinary
medical ethic and conduct an disciplinary action against
members of Veterinary Chamber in accordance with the
provisions of Statute and this Regulation.

The task of the Ethical Committee is to deal with
controversial ethical matters on republic level in first
instant procedure, defining ethical norms in accordance
with need and development of the veterinary profession,
introducing the changes in legal framework, proposing
changes and amendments of low to a superior jurisdiction,
actualization of veterinary profession.
     DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Disciplinary action shall be started with the request for bringing
disciplinary action. Request for bringing disciplinary action shall be
submitted by the President of the Chamber, according to the report
about the violation of Codex, which can be submitted by:
• any member of the Chamber,
• veterinary organization,
• administrative organ,
• juristic or physical person.

Report must be in a written form and must contain:
• full name, address and phone number of the submitter,
• full name of the violator,
• time and place when violation has been made,
• accurate description of violation of Codex,
• evidence which prove the statement in the report.
     DISCIPLINARY ACTION
            REGULATION ON DISCIPLINE-ETHIC
       (Article 15, point 8 of Statute of Veterinary Chamber)

President of Ethical Committee shall appoint the Commission,
composed of three members for investigation of every request for
disciplinary action.
Commission proposes disciplinary violation to the Ethical
Committee.
According to the written suggestions and report about ethical or
disciplinary violations, Ethical Committee, as an a body of original
jurisdiction bring and conduct disciplinary action, makes a
decisions and pronounce a disciplinary violation.
Against a Decision made by Ethical Committee, complaint may be
lodged to the Management board of Veterinary Chamber,
except where a decision means disciplinary measure revoking of
license. In that case, complaint may be lodged to the Minister,
competent for veterinary, in accordance with the Law and this
Regulation.
      DISCIPLINARY ACTION
                      DISCIPLINARY MEASURES
The following disciplinary measures may be pronounced to the
Veterinarian who violated the Codex:
1. Rebuke - light violation of Codex made for the first time;
2. Public rebuke - severity violation of Codex and repeated light
   violation made in the previous 12 months;
3. Public rebuke and a fine from10.000 to 30 000 dinars
   - severity violation of Codex and repeated severity violation in the
     previous 12 months
4. Temporary revocation (suspension) of the license for 3 months
    - repeated severe violation of Codex during the previous 18 months;
5. Temporary revocation (suspension) of a license for 6 months
    - particularly severe violations of Codex;
6. Temporary revocation (suspension) of a license for 9 months
    - for repeated particularly severe violation of Codex in the previous 18
      months;
7. Permanent revocation of a license
    - when the measure of temporary revocation have been pronounced
      twice before in accordance with Law on Veterinary Medicine.
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