If you are no longer able to pursue the veterinary profession for health reasons, the Tierärzteversorgung Niedersachsen offers you financial support.
You are entitled to an invalidity pension if:
Cessation of veterinary activity
If you are veterinarian in your own practice, the veterinary activity is not considered to be discontinued if the practice is continued by a representative or assistant or if you remain a partner of a community practice. Exceptions may be made for temporary invalidity pensions.
If you are a veterinarian employed, the veterinary activity shall not be deemed to have ceased for the duration of the payment.
In addition to your actually acquired increases, the Tierärzteversorgung Niedersachsen grants you a calculation period for the period from the beginning of your incapacity to the age of 60 years.
You can find the pension application and further information here.