Veterinary Medicines Directorate

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What Veterinary Medicines Directorate does

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) protects animal health, public health and the environment.

VMD is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

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Our management

Chief Executive Officer, VMD
Director of Authorisations, VMD
Non-Executive Director, VMD
Non-Executive Director, VMD
Non-Executive Director, VMD
Non-Executive Director, VMD

Contact VMD

Office contact and enquiries

Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Woodham Lane
New Haw
KT15 3LS
United Kingdom

Switchboard (8.30am-5pm Mon-Thurs; 8.30am-4.30pm Fri)

01932 336911

Find us here (copy and paste link into your browser)

We are currently a virtual office so please do not send post as it will not be opened for some time, contact postmaster if you have an enquiry.
Please do not use the postmaster email address to report an adverse event to a veterinary medicine; use the link at the top of the page 'Report an Adverse Event'

Special import, export and batch release

Import Certificates

Export Certificates

Batch Release

The special import, export, and batch release schemes are all digital services run by a team that only deal with queries by email (please do not ring the VMD about matters in relation to any of these schemes)

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

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