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What are the requirements?

In accordance with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013, veterinary surgeons may only supply veterinary medicinal products (excluding AVM-GSL products) from veterinary practice premises on the Register of Veterinary Practice Premises (RVPP).

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  • The Register enables an inspection regime to be implemented by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to improve traceability of Controlled Drugs and to ensure veterinary surgeons are compliant with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations. According to the VMD, this answers criticism from EU auditors and brings veterinary surgeons in line with other retail suppliers of veterinary medicinal products, who are permitted to supply only from registered premises.

  • The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR), including the registration and inspection of veterinary practice premises. All newly registered premises will be inspected within 6 months of registering. The frequency of further inspections is determined using a risk-based approach with the most compliant premises inspected every 4 years. However, less compliant premises may be inspected more frequently. The statutory fee for a VMD inspection of a vet practice premises is £350. If a practice is in the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) then a Practice Standards Inspector will be responsible for ensuring that the practice is compliant with the VMR during the PSS inspection.

     

  • The legal requirement for the registration of veterinary practice premises is in the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR).

    The professional requirement for recording where all medicines are stored or kept (and keeping that record at the practice’s main veterinary practice premises in an accessible form) is in Chapter 4 of the supporting guidance to the Code of Professional Conduct: Veterinary medicines. The professional requirement avoids the need for wider ranging registration of premises and cars from which medicines may be supplied; only veterinary practice premises from which medicines are supplied must be registered with the RCVS.

  • Find a Vet is one of the leading online veterinary practice databases with around 15,000 searches for practices made every month. If your premises is open to the public, a basic Find A Vet listing will be created for you when you register (unless you choose otherwise). Find A Vet is not an exhaustive list of all premises on the Register of Veterinary Practice Premises (RVPP).

    To update your details on Find a Vet, please email findavet@rcvs.org.uk.