The Veterinary Products Committee (VPC) advises Defra on veterinary medicinal products and animal feed additives.
The VPC can hear representations and appeals on decisions about the granting, refusal or withdrawal of a marketing authorisation for a veterinary medicinal product or an animal test certificate.
We’re responsible for:
Our terms of reference, agreed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) minister in October 2005, are to:
Our scientific advice covers all aspects, including risk/benefit analysis, of the safety, quality and efficacy of a veterinary medicinal product apart from regulatory issues.
We’re an independent scientific advisory committee which meets about 3 times a year at the offices of the VMD:
We don’t employ any staff. Our secretariat is resourced by the VMD and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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