The Europe-wide requirements that apply to education in veterinary medicine are based on EU Directive 2005/36/EC. They form the basis for mutual recognition of qualifications and the free practice of the profession within the Member States of the European Union.
The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) regularly evaluates veterinary education institutions in Europe on behalf of the European Union (see Council Decision 78/1028/EEC) with the goal of ensuring a comparably high standard of training in veterinary medicine throughout Europe. A positive EAEVE evaluation affirms that the institution meets the EU requirements for veterinary education and training and leads to the qualifications granted being recognized Europe-wide, so those who hold them can practice the profession freely within the European Union.
The Department of Veterinary Medicine at Freie Universität Berlin received positive evaluations in 1998 and 2007, making it one of the education institutions recognized by the EAEVE.