The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Veterinary Medicines Division oversees veterinary medicines throughout their lifecycle. This includes the provision of guidance and advice during medicine development, the marketing authorisation process and the safety monitoring of medicines on the market. It also works to facilitate access to and the optimal use of veterinary medicines, for the benefit of animal welfare, animal health and public health in the European Union.
The Division supports the work of the European medicines regulatory network to produce high-quality scientific evaluations on veterinary medicines. It also contributes to the Agency's work that span both human and veterinary activities, in line with the 'One health' approach.
The Division maintains close contact with international partners, in conjunction with the Agency's international-affairs function.
It provides the secretariat to the EMA committees and working parties that support EMA's work on veterinary medicines.