FEI Official Veterinarians
ROLE OF FEI OFFICIAL VETERINARIANS
FEI Official Veterinarians work as FEI representatives and are responsible for ensuring that horses’ health and welfare are maintained and that Veterinary standards and FEI Regulations (Veterinary, General & EADCM) are upheld throughout all aspects of FEI Events. The roles of Official Veterinarians includes protecting the helath and integrity of horses at FEI events, including identification at Passport Control, Veterinary Examinations, Horse Inspections, assessing the horses’ continual fitness to compete, authorising emergency treatments and anti-doping and limb sensitivity controls.
Official FEI Veterinarians
Veterinary Delegate/ Commission
Foreign Veterinary Delegate
Holding Box Veterinarian (Examining Veterinarian)
MCP/ Testing Veterinarian
Endurance: Treatment Veterinarian
REQUIREMENTS OF FEI OFFICIAL VETERINARIANS
To become promoted to an Official Veterinarians, veterinarians must be recommended by their National Federation (NF) for the specific discipline(s) and satisfy the qualification and education requirements of the FEI Veterinary Education System. The categories of FEI disciplines for which Veterinarians may wish to apply are as follows:
• Dressage & Para-Dressage
• Endurance * and **
Please note that official listing within one discipline does not grant automatic promotion within other disciplines.
The requirements for FEI Official Veterinarians are summarised below; they must be licensed Veterinary practitioners in their NF country and have 5 years relevant post graduation experience, an understanding of English, submit a curriculum vitae to their NF, accept the conditions of the FEI Official Veterinarian Codex, have attended a FEI Veterinary Course within the past 2 years and complete the required qualification experience * and ***.
ID CARDS REQUIRED FOR FEI OFFICIAL VETERINARIANS
All FEI Official Veterinarians, including Endurance, must carry their FEI Official Veterinarian identification card at all times when attending Events. As Officials they may work at any given Event as either an FEI Official or an FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian, not as both.
APPLICATION FOR FEI OFFICIAL VETERINARIANS
Veterinarians wishing to be promoted as FEI Veterinarian Officials (except for Endurance *) must complete the 'Official Veterinarian application form', ensuring all the criteria listed above are met, before submitting their application to their NF. The FEI Veterinary Department will finally approve all new applicants before promotion in the discipline(s) specified only.
PROMOTION FOR FEI OFFICIAL VETERINARIANS IN ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINES
To gain promotion in additional disciplines*, once listed as an FEI Official Veterinarian in another discipline, the Official must attend an Event in the new discipline under the mentoring/ supervision of another FEI Official Veterinarian and submit their application to their NF.
EXISTING FEI OFFICIAL VETERINARIANS, including Endurance
All existing FEI Official Veterinarians will be contacted via the email address held by the FEI with instructions on how to collect their ID document in time for the 1 June enforcement deadline.
An email will advise on the FEI ID and temporary password to access individual FEI User Accounts. On logging in you must accept the FEI General Regulations and FEI Official Veterinarian Codex (available here soon), change your password and update your personal details; access will then be granted to the PDF of your ID card. This personal ID card must be printed and an appropriately sized photograph attached, to carry during Events. The ID documents may be reassessed at any time, prior to their expiry.
The card will be valid for 5 years from the date issue, for revalidation attendance at an FEI Veterinary Course is compulsory, in addition to taking the online examination (Permitted Treating Veterinarian).
Failure to download the ID card before 28 February 2013 will result in suspension from the list of FEI Official Veterinarians, online examination and course attendance may then be required.
LISTS OF FEI OFFICIAL VETERINARIANS
A list of current FEI Official Veterinarians will be available through the FEI webpage and should be consulted when selecting and appointed Official Veterinarians for Events.
For Promotion to 3* and 4* Endurance FEI Official Commission Veterinarians & 2*, 3* and 4* Endurance FEI Official Treatment Veterinarians
Advanced Veterinary Courses for Endurance FEI Official Commission and Official Treatment Veterinarians will be managed by the Endurance Department, for further information please refer to the Endurance Officials webpage.
Should you wish to access your certificate and ID card at any time in order to re-print it, you will need to go on the FEI Database, login with your FEI ID number and password you have set up.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am an FEI Official Veterinarian, I have failed to activate my FEI online account and obtain my ID Card in time and have been suspended from working as an Official, what do I have to do to be reinstated?
In order to proceed to a reinstatement after suspension, you will need to:
1. Complete the Permitted Treating Veterinarian Form and send to your NF attaching a copy of your FEI Veterinarian Course Certificate within the past 5 years.
2. Successfully complete the Permitted Treating Veterinarian online examination.
3. Inform the National Federation that you have successful completed the online examination, after which your NF will contact the FEI Veterinary Department.
4. The FEI Veterinary Department will then proceed to re-activating your Official Veterinarian functions.
5. On re-activation of your status, the Official Veterinarian ID Card can be downloaded.
I have been promoted as an FEI Official Veterinarian and the link has expired on the email received to activate my FEI User Account and download my ID card. What should I do?
Please contact our support team: firstname.lastname@example.org, providing them with your name and FEI ID number.
I am an FEI Official Veterinarian. Do I need to take the online examination?
No. The online examination is required by those veterinarians wishing to be listed as Permitted Treating Veterinarians only.
I have an FEI Official Veterinarian ID Card, do I need a Permitted Treating Veterinarian ID Card as well?
No, as an Official Veterinarian only one card is required. You may work as either an Official Veterinarian or a Permitted Treating Veterinarian at any given event using your FEI Official Veterinarian ID Card to request accreditation.
I have an FEI ID and login information, how do I access the Login page?
The URL required is: https://data.fei.org, please click the “Login” tab on the top right of the page.
* 2* Endurance Official Commission Veterinarians candidates must apply through the FEI Official Veterinarian process, including attendance at an FEI Veterinary Course as managed by the Veterinary Department, from 1 January 2013. They must fulfil the experience requirements as specified in the FEI Endurance Regulations.
** All Endurance Officials must agree to the FEI Official Veterinarian Codex, obtain and carry the FEI Veterinarian ID card during Events.
*** Suitable qualification experience requires attendance at FEI Events mentoring/ under the supervision of an existing FEI Official Veterinarian, working at that Event as an Official Veterinarian, for at least 3 Events within the discipline for which they wish to be promoted.