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Veterinary license

To apply for an Icelandic veterinary licence, the applicant must fill out the following application form below and send it to The application must be accompanied by a photo of one’s passport and a copy of graduation documents for the veterinary degree. Applicants that have an Icelandic identity number should apply through Þjónustugátt (Application no. 10.07, available on the Icelandic version of the website).

The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) will then evaluate if the veterinary degree is from an approved university within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA). In cases where veterinary degrees are acquired at universities outside the EU or EEA, MAST will have the Icelandic veterinary council evaluate them.

When the education has been deemed sufficient the applicant has to familiarize themselves to applicable laws and regulations and finish an interview with MAST reviewing them. The applicant also must have a training in the database Heilsa, which is for registration of veterinarians of diagnosis and treatments.

Foreign veterinarians who come from abroad to Iceland to practice veterinary medicine temporary must notify MAST by filling out the following form below and send it to This does not apply to veterinarians employed by MAST.

Information about jobs at the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority is available here on the Icelandi version of the webpage. 

Updated 24.10.2022
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