The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has explained that UK veterinary degrees are no longer automatically recognised in EU Member States. Instead, UK-based qualifications will be interpreted according to the laws and regulations in each member state, so some countries may no longer recognise UK veterinary graduates as equally qualified to graduates who trained within a country presently in the European Union (EU). Graduates working in the EU who qualified at a UK veterinary school may find they are required to take an exam to register as a veterinarian. This impacts the licensure of all vets, including those who graduated some time ago.
RCVS now include a link on their ‘Registration’ webpage with signposting to requirements for registering to be a vet in each EU country.