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Accredited Internet Retailer Scheme (AIRS)

Helping you to buy safe and effective animal medicines on the internet.



A voluntary scheme run by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) for UK based internet retailers who sell veterinary medicines.

Information covered includes:

  • why the VMD is facilitating the scheme
  • how you can tell if an internet retailer has been accredited under this scheme
  • how the scheme will help you
  • how internet retailers become accredited
  • what checks are carried out, eg on-site inspections
  • how the VMD will deal with an internet retailer who stops meeting the standards for the scheme