Paraveterinary workers in Norway
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Veterinary nurses/technicians in Norway are known as "Dyrepleier" and they along with veterinary assistants are represented by the Norwegian Veterinary Nurse and Assistant Association (NDAF—Norsk Dyrepleier og Assistent Forening). The Norwegian veterinary nurse/technician education is a two year university level program taught exclusively at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. Prior to 2003 it was a one year program followed by one year of practical experience. Nurse/technician graduates of the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science must apply for an official authorisation issued from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) in order to use the title "Dyrepleier".