Veterinary Medicines

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The European Medicines Agency's Veterinary Medicines Division is responsible for all activities related to veterinary medicines for which the Agency is responsible. This includes the provision of advice during the development of products, the authorisation process itself and post-authorisation activities such as variations to authorisations and pharmacovigilance, as well as all aspects of public health related to the use of veterinary medicines, particularly the establishment of maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the presence of residues of veterinary medicines in foodstuffs of animal origin.

The Division provides the secretariat to the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP), Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures - Veterinary (CMDv) and working parties that support the work of the Agency on veterinary medicines, and contributes to those activities of the Agency that span both human and veterinary activities, in line with the ‘one health’ approach.

The Division acts as the source of advice from the Agency on veterinary topics to European Union institutions, the International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products (VICH) and international organisations such as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and Codex Alimentarius.

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Head of Veterinary Medicines

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Head of Veterinary Medicines

David MackayDavid Mackay

Nationality: British

Career to date:

  • Head of Veterinary Medicines, European Medicines Agency (2013-present)
  • Head of Veterinary Medicines and Product Data Management, European Medicines Agency (2009-2013)
  • Head of Veterinary Medicines and Inspections, European Medicines Agency (2006-2009)
  • Head of Laboratory, Institute for Animal Health Pirbright Laboratory, United Kingdom (2003-2006)
  • Head of the Immunologicals Team and Director of Licensing, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, United Kingdom (1999-2003)
  • Head of Community Reference Laboratories for Foot-and-Mouth Diseases and Swine Vesicular Disease, Institute for Animal Health Pirbright Laboratory, United Kingdom (1991-1999)
  • General veterinary practice followed by post-graduate training and award of doctorate in veterinary immunology (1981-1991)

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Veterinary Medicines Department

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Head of Veterinary Medicines Department

Kornelia GreinKornelia Grein

Nationality: German

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Head of Development and Evaluation of Veterinary Medicines

Fia WesterholmFia Westerholm

Nationality: Finnish

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Head of Veterinary Regulatory and Organisational Support

Melanie LeiversMelanie Leivers

Nationality: British

Career to date:

  • Head of Veterinary Regulatory and Organisational Support, European Medicines Agency (2009-present)
  • Deputy Head of Veterinary Marketing Authorisation Procedures, European Medicines Agency (2001-2009)
  • Principal Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (1996-2001)
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager, Pfizer / SmithKline Beecham Animal Health, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (1994-1996)
  • Prestataire de Service, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium (1992-1994)
  • Assistant Director, Brussels Office, Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives / Milk Marketing Board, Brussels, Belgium (1988-1992)
  • Liaison Chemist, Milk Marketing Board, South-East England, United Kingdom (1984-1988)
  • Assistant Editor, Derwent Publications, London, United Kingdom (1983-1984)

Education:

  • Post-graduate Diploma in European Community law, King’s College London, United Kingdom (2001)
  • Bachelor of Science combined honours degree in biochemistry and pharmacology, University of Leeds, United Kingdom (1983)

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Head of Animal and Public Health

Isaura DuarteIsaura da Conceição Duarte

Nationality: Portuguese

Career to date:

  • Head of Animal and Public Health, European Medicines Agency (2009-present)
  • Scientific Administrator, European Medicines Agency (1995-2009)
  • National Expert on Detachment, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium (1992-1995)
  • Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Lisbon, Portugal (1986-1992)

Education:

  • Degree in veterinary medicine, Higher School of Veterinary Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal (1986)

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