Ukrainian veterinarians began familiarisation with the Single Register of Domestic Animals

The Single State Register of Pets will be launched in Ukraine – its software is being developed by the BRDO team on the Diia.Engine platform.

Why is this important to the veterinarian community?

The Register was presented to Ukrainian veterinarians for the first time at the International Scientific and Practical Conference IVC Winter 2023 last December. The event was attended by the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Denys Bashlyk, the Chief State Veterinary Inspector of Ukraine, the Deputy Head of the State Production and Consumer Service Olga Shevchenko and the adviser to the Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Artem Mykhailiuk.

Kateryna Parunova, BRDO project manager, gave a demonstration of how the registration and search of animals using the register will take place for the veterinary community. Representatives of IT solutions for veterinarians, who became project partners and agreed to provide veterinarians with the functionality of animal registration in the Single State Register of Pets, also spoke at the event.

The project has practical and strategic advantages for veterinarians, because it essentially removes the monopoly of state clinics on animal registration. Thus, the Register can promote additional demand for veterinary services, bring clients to clinics and create free marketing opportunities.

How will the Register work?

Pet owners will be able to register their pets voluntarily and free of charge during a visit to a veterinarian. Initially, the Register will contain information about cats and dogs, then this opportunity will be scaled to other animals.

When registering an animal, its profile is formed, which contains information about the owner, a description of the animal, data on clinical examination, vaccinations, sterilisation, processing and other veterinary manipulations. In addition, it will be possible to record a change of owner, as well as information about the loss or finding of a pet, in the Register. Such information will be supplemented and updated during each subsequent visit to the veterinarian.

What will the introduction of the Register change?

Identification of domestic cats and dogs is a requirement of the EU legislation.

The implementation of the Register will bring Ukraine one step closer to the creation of a veterinary passport for an animal in Diia, so that the documents of pets are always at hand.

The Register will also allow to:

  • have accurate information about the current number of pets in Ukraine;
  • assess the level of vaccination of animals against rabies and other diseases;
  • significantly facilitate the search for lost animals: users will be able to report a found or lost pet;
  • optimise the registration, maintenance and placement of homeless animals;
  • create a centralised system of veterinary data of domestic animals for the convenience of owners and veterinarians and in the future – to facilitate the recovery of lost paper documents based on data from the Register;
  • reduce the risks of fraud involving lost animals;
  • contribute to the formation of a culture of responsible treatment of animals.

The project to introduce the identification and registration of domestic animals has already been supported by leading Ukrainian and international veterinary and animal protection organisations: All-Ukrainian Guild of Veterinarians, Ukrainian Association of Veterinary Medicine Doctors, Association of Veterinary Business Owners, Association of Animal Protection Organisations of Ukraine, UAnimals, Happy Paw, Save Pets of Ukraine, Four Pows, Eurogroup for Animals, International Fund for Animal Welfare (ifaw) and many others.

The project was created on the initiative of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the State Production and Consumer Service and is implemented with the participation of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine within the framework and at the expense of the international technical assistance program “Innovation Laboratory for the Support of the Ukraine-EU Association (InnoLabEU)”, which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ Ukraine) GmbH in partnership with the East Europe Foundation with the financial support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).