Wholesale dealer's authorisations for veterinary medicines (VMGN 8)

This publication was withdrawn on 1 June 2015

Information about the authorisation process for the wholesale supply of veterinary medicines.



It is an offence under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR) for any person to buy a Veterinary Medicinal Product (VMP) other than by retail, or for the purposes of retail supply, unless that person has a Wholesale Dealers’ Authorisation (WDA).

Wholesale dealing means the procurement, holding, storage or distribution (whether or not for profit) of a to retailers or other wholesale dealers.

This also applies to the import of unauthorised veterinary medicines for export.

Information includes:

  • how to apply
  • fees
  • wholesaler dealer Qualified Persons
  • Record keeping requirements
  • contracting supply
  • virtual wholesale and brokers
  • supply of controlled drugs