Permitted Treating Veterinarians Information 

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Permitted Treating Veterinarians attend and treat horses during events and may not work in an Official capacity during the same Event. It is important that Permitted Treating Veterinarians understand the FEI General, Veterinary and Equine Anti-Doping & Controlled Medication Regulations, particularly given their liability as Support Personnel or additional Persons Responsible, they must also be aware of the Clean Sport concept.


To become listed by the FEI as a Permitted Treating Veterinarian, the veterinarian must be acknowledged as a qualified and licensed veterinarian/ veterinary surgeon by their National Federation (NF) within their NF country and provide contact names of 2 veterinarians (referees), of which 1 should be an FEI Official, to their NF as character reference. Additionally, they must have an understanding of English and to have agreed to the FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian codex.

Please note that applicants for FEI Official Veterinarian must first be listed as Permitted Treating Veterinarians.


1. Application to National Federation

Veterinarians wishing to be work at an Event as Permitted Treating Veterinarians need to apply through their National Federations using the application form, which can be downloaded here.

2. Consideration by National Federation

National Federation should ensure that applicant Permitted Treating Veterinarians are qualified and licensed Veterinarians/ Veterinary Surgeons within their NF country, before approving or rejecting their application.


Following NF approval, the Veterinarian will receive an email  sent by the National Federation through the FEI database, which will provide a link to the FEI user system and their FEI ID.

4. Account Creation

Using the link provided in the email, Veterinarians must update their personal details, accept the FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian Codex and set their password to create their personal FEI user account.

The applicant will then be able to login to their FEI user account and access the examination platform.

5. The Examination

The examination will consist of questions on the current FEI Veterinary and Equine Anti-Doping & Controlled Medication Regulations and Clean Sport. It is intended to be taken as an ‘open book’ examination and therefore the time and number of attempts permitted will not be restricted.

The questions will be presented in a multiple choice question (MCQ) format, and 25 questions will be randomly selected from the question database.

Please prepare for the examination be reviewing the regulations first.

To access the actual exam, you will have to go on the FEI database and login with your FEI ID number and password to access your account. When logged in on your account, you will be able to access the link to the exam, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

6. Re-Taking & Re-Starting

Applicants will be able to re-start the examination as required, and may re-take the examination, if they are unsuccessful.

7. Successful Examination

On successful completion of the examination, the applicant will immediately be provided with access to the PDF ID document. This PDF document should be printed, and the marked credit card sized region cut out, a photograph should be added and this ID card carried during attendance at FEI events.

The FEI will inform the FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian’s NF, via email, when an applicant successfully completes the examination.

Should you have any further questions, please contact FEI Veterinary Department at

Promotion for FEI Official Veterinarians

For information regarding promotion to FEI Official Veterinarian status, for any discipline, please see the FEI Official Veterinarian webpage.

Lists of FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarians

A list of current FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarians will be available through the FEI webpage and should be consulted when selecting and appointing Treating Veterinarians for Events.



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