Retailers of veterinary medicines (VMGN 3)

Veterinary medicines guidance note for vets and pharmacists on the prescription and supply of veterinary medicines.

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Guidance replaced by Retail of veterinary medicines


Guidance for Retailers

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Requirements for prescription/supply of veterinary medicines to the public and guidance on:

  • veterinary practice premises registration
  • import and export of veterinary medicines
  • reporting suspected adverse events relating to the use of a veterinary medicine

Further details about:

  • the distribution categories, ie Prescription Only Medicine - Veterinarian (POM-V)
  • who’s entitled to prescribe and/or supply medicines and requirements in respect of the prescription
  • exemptions for small pet animals
  • retail supply via the internet
  • supply of sheep dip
Published 31 January 2014