Controlled drugs: Veterinary medicines

Controlled drugs and the Misuse of Drugs Regulations as they relate to veterinary medicines.

Vets, pharmacists and anyone involved in prescribing, supplying, keeping records of, storing, disposing or destroying veterinary medicines that contain controlled drugs (CDs) must comply with the law on the misuse of drugs and veterinary medicines.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) working with the Home Office and the VMD have produced general guidance to help vets comply with the Controlled Drugs legislation.

Further guidance on the recording and disposal of schedule 2 Controlled drugs.

Published 1 June 2015
Last updated 22 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Guidance reviewed and updated

  2. First published.