THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 37/2006/TT-BNN
Hanoi, May 16, 2006
 
 CIRCULAR
GUIDING THE CONDITIONS, ORDER AND PROCEDURES FOR THE GRANT, WITHDRAWAL AND RE-GRANT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE PRACTICE CERTIFICATES; AND THE INSPECTION OF VETERINARY SANITATION CONDITIONS OF VETERINARY MEDICINE ESTABLISHMENTS
Pursuant to the April 29, 2004 Ordinance on Veterinary Medicine;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 33/2005/ ND-CP of March 15, 2005, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Ordinance on Veterinary Medicine,
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hereby guides the conditions, order and procedures for the grant, withdrawal and re-grant of veterinary medicine practice certificates; and the inspection of veterinary sanitation conditions of veterinary medicine establishments as follows:
 
Section 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. Scope of regulation and subjects of application
1.1. This Circular applies to all scopes of veterinary medicine practice provided for in Article 52 of the Ordinance on Veterinary Medicine.
1.2. Vietnamese and foreign organizations and individuals engaged in veterinary medicine activities within the Vietnamese territory shall have to follow the guidance in this Circular.
2. Interpretation of terms
The terms referred to in this Circular are construed as follows:
2.1. Veterinary medicine practice certificates mean documents granted by state management agencies specializing in animal health to individuals qualified to practice veterinary medicine according to the provisions of law on veterinary medicine.
2.2. Veterinary medicine services mean activities in service of animal raising, growth and reproduction with a view to protecting and developing animals and ensuring food hygiene and safety for animal-product users.
Section 2. CONDITIONS, ORDER AND PROCEDURES FOR THE GRANT AND EXTENSION OF VETERINARY MEDICINE PRACTICE CERTIFICATES
3. Conditions for being granted veterinary medicine practice certificates
3.1. Conditions on professional qualifications:
Apart from the conditions on professional qualifications specified in Clause 1, Article 64 of the Government's Decree No. 33/2005/ND-CP of March 15, 2005, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Ordinance on Veterinary Medicine (hereinafter referred to as Decree No. 33/2005/ND-CP), the conditions on professional qualifications specified at Points a and d, Clause 1, Article 64 of Decree No. 33/2005/ND-CP are guided specifically as follows:
a/ Persons practicing clinical diagnosis, prescription, medical treatment and care for animal health in mountainous, deep-lying or remote areas shall be granted practice certificates if they have certificates of animal-health training, granted by provincial/municipal Animal Health Sub-Departments (hereinafter referred to as provincial-level Animal Health Sub-Departments) or by foreign projects.
b/ Owners of shops dealing in veterinary drugs, medical biologicals, microorganisms and/or chemicals for veterinary use (hereinafter collectively referred to as veterinary drugs) shall be granted practice certificates if they have animal-raising engineer diplomas or intermediate-level certificates of animal health or animal raising and animal health training, granted by competent training establishments.
3.2. Health conditions:
Health conditions for persons practicing veterinary medicine shall comply with the provisions of Clause 2, Article 64 of Decree No. 33/2005/ND-CP.
4. Order of granting veterinary medicine practice certificates
4.1. Competent state management agencies specializing in health animal defined in Clause 1,
Article 65 of Decree No. 33/2005/ND-CP shall, within 10 days after receiving valid dossiers of application for veterinary medicine practice certificates from individuals or organizations, proceed with the grant of veterinary medicine practice certificates in the following order:
a/ Checking the conditions on professional qualifications, professional ethics, health, establishments' veterinary
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