Throughout the government’s negotiations to leave the EU on 29 March the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has developed plans for all possible outcomes including no deal.

They have therefore published on GOV.UK a EU Exit Information Hub which sets out what vets and our other stakeholders will need to do differently if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. It also sets out the areas of veterinary medicines regulation where there will be no change.

For vets the areas you will need to do things differently in the event of a no deal are:

  • Applying for a Special Import Certificate/Special Treatment Certificate
  • Operating the prescribing cascade

Please visit the Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s EU Exit Information Hub for detailed advice and guidance  on the above areas and all areas of veterinary medicines regulation that will and won’t be  changing in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. 

The VMD will continue to assure the safety, quality and effectiveness of all veterinary medicines authorised in the UK  to protect animal health, human health and the environment.