Registration and inspection of veterinary practice premises

How to register veterinary practice premises for veterinary surgeons to be able to supply veterinary medicines.

Veterinary surgeons are only allowed to supply veterinary medicines from their veterinary practice premises (VPPs) if they are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Information on registering a VPP is available on the RCVS website.

For VPPs that come within the Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s (VMD’s) inspection programme, there are 2 inspection and registration fees:

  • £34 registration fee payable to the RCVS on first application and then annually in April
  • £350 inspection fee payable to the VMD which will be invoiced after the inspection

The VMD’s inspection criteria can be found in Annex B of Veterinary Medicines Guidance Note No 3 - Retailers of veterinary medicines.

Details of the inspection fee.

Main VPP inspection issues (PDF, 59.9KB, 3 pages) found.