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Veterinary affairs

Public veterinary services protect animal and human health. It is an important part of consumer protection, agriculture, the food industry and animal welfare.

The tasks of the public veterinary sector are:

  • preventing and controlling diseases of animals communicable in particular from animals to humans,
  • maintaining and developing the health of farm animals,
  • protection of humans against hazards and damage caused by animal diseases,
  • protecting humans against risks and damage to health, as well as against misleading and deceiving by food and products of animal origin,
  • maintaining and increasing the quality of food of animal origin,
  • protecting the environment from the harmful effects of animals, animal products and waste;
  • Protecting the life and welfare of animals and preventing suffering.

The veterinary and food control offices are authorities of the districts or the independent cities.
The Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety provides monitoring and advice.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Veterinärwesen und Verbraucherschutz
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible


Stefanie Hackmann
Telephone: 05931 44-3164
C 164
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)