Apply for a veterinarian for competitions

If you arrange certain types of competitions where animals are involved, then you are responsible for ensuring that there is a competition veterinarian present. You apply for a competition veterinarian through the County Administrative Board.

When you arrange a public competition, the presence of a competition veterinarian is often a requirement. The veterinarian's responsibility is to monitor animal welfare during the entire event. They must also inspect the animals and competition area before the competition starts.

Regulations for competitions with animals

The Swedish Board of Agriculture has information regarding which competitions require the presence of a veterinarian.

Training and competing with dogs, Swedish Board of Agriculture (in Swedish) External link.

Training and competing with horses, Swedish Board of Agriculture (in Swedish) External link.

Apply for a veterinarian

As the organiser of a competition, it is your responsibility to find and contact a veterinarian who can be present at the competition. Acting as a competition veterinarian is voluntary. You must send in your application for a veterinarian at least three weeks before the competition.

Costs for the veterinarian

You cover the costs for the veterinarian. The Swedish Board of Agriculture will send an invoice for the costs after the competition.

The e-services and forms of the County Administrative Board in this field are not available in English. If you wish to submit an application or notification, you may contact the County Administrative Board, which can inform you how to proceed.