Welcome to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate

The vision of the VMD is the responsible, safe and effective use of veterinary medicinal products. In working towards achieving this vision the VMD aims to protect public health, animal health, the environment and promote animal welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines.

This website is divided into a number of sections reflecting the needs of our customers and stakeholders. Please select the area that closely reflects your area of interest. Please note that some of the information may be found in more than one section.

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