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Registered with the V.M.D. Registration Number 2028468

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is an Exective Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and is therefore part of the Civil Service.

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

These medicines benefit animal health and welfare and public health by preventing and treating disease in farm animals, horses and pet animals, even medicines for honey bees are included in their remit.

Here at VetUK we are also monitored by The Inspections and Investigations Team (ITT), formerly known as the Animal Medicines Inspectorate (AMI). The ITT are responsible for inspecting all veterinary practice premises in the UK from where veterinary surgeons retail veterinary medicinal products.  This also includes the approval and inspection of Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs), who are involved in animal health care and have undertaken appropriate training and examination in veterinary medicines and are registered with a body recognised by the VMD. 

We ensure these standards are maintained within VetUK to the highest level so that genuine medicines are accurately dispensed and sold to all our customers to meet their needs.

Registered Number: 2028468