Animal Welfare Officer: Order and Advertisement Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The following bodies must appoint one or more animal welfare officers and indicate the appointment to the competent authority: Facilities where animal testing is carried out on vertebrate animals or cephalopods, facilities in which vertebrates or cephalopods intended for use in animal experiments are bred or kept, including for the purpose of supplying to third parties, Facilities where vertebrates are killed for scientific purposes, Institutions where organ and tissue removal is carried out for purposes other than scientific purposes;

The notification shall be made of documents showing compliance with the conditions and containing information on the position and powers of the Animal Welfare Officer.


Preconditions
Completed university studies in veterinary medicine (the competent authority may allow exceptions) the knowledge and skills required to carry out the tasks, and the reliability required for this The Animal Welfare Officer is obliged to: to ensure compliance with regulations, conditions and conditions in the interests of animal welfare; advise the establishment and persons involved in animal testing and the keeping of the animals, in particular with regard to the welfare of animals during the acquisition, accommodation and care and medical treatment of animals, comment on any application for approval of an experimental project, to promote the development and introduction of procedures and means to prevent, reduce and improve animal testing in the company. Where several animal welfare officers are appointed, their responsibilities shall be defined.