The Veterinary Medicines Department is responsible for authorisation of veterinary medicines.
It deals with the quality, safety and efficacy of veterinary medicines in the context of new applications, extensions and variations.
Authorisation documentation for veterinary medicines is assessed by internal and external experts as well as the VMEC.
The Department regularly coordinates regulatory issues and similar concerning the supply of veterinary medicines in roundtable meetings with the Swiss veterinary pharmaceuticals industry, representatives of veterinarians and the Swiss authorities, such as the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO).
Exchanging views with national and international authorities on veterinary medicine-specific issues is important, so use is made of this dialogue whenever required.
The Veterinary Medicines Department performs further monitoring in the area of veterinary medicines, processes notifications of adverse reactions and comments on safety-relevant topics such as illegal imports and delimitation questions.