Licence to practice
According to national pending legislation, in order to practice as a veterinarian, a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) needs to pass the state exam.
The exam focuses on the evaluation of competences, knowledge, and skills consistent with the professional profile. It is scheduled twice a year (summer and autumn session) and covers the following topics:
- Veterinary internal medicine, preventive medicine and avian pathology;
- Veterinary surgery clinics, clinical obstetrics and gynecology;
- Livestock science and animal production;
- Inspection of Foodstuff af Animal Origin.
Each test (a. to d.) lasts at least 30 minutes and is oral.
In order to obtain the licence to practice, all four tests must be passed. The pass mark is the sum of the pass mark of the four tests.
The Examination Board is appointed by the Ministry of University (MIUR), the President being a full professor. Members consist of practitioners within the local Veterinary Chamber.
Exam timetable is scheduled by the Commission and published on the UniTo website.
Application to the Exam is available online at your MyUniTo personal page.
Please find detailed information concerning requirements, and fees at: details on UniTo website (in italian)
NOTE: FOLLOWING COVID EMERGENCY MEASURES, BY WAY OF DEROGATION FROM PENDING LEGISLATION, AS STATED BY THE MINISTRY DECREE N 57 29TH APRILE 2020, THE LICENSE TO PRACTICE EXAM WILL BE HELD REMOTELY (please see UniTo website)