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Vetvac Online Vaccine Database:

Vetvac is a searchable database of globally available livestock and poultry veterinary vaccines, which provides a broad resource for those working in the Animal Health sector. The database can be accessed at the vetvac website.

A UK authorised vaccines must always be the vaccine of choice; but if there are none available to treat a particular disease/condition and to avoid unacceptable suffering to the animal, a veterinary surgeon can prescribe an unauthorised veterinary medicinal product. In the event that a product has to be imported he/she must apply to the VMD for the correct import certificate – further information can be found in Veterinary Medicines Guidance Note No 5 Import Certificate Schemes.


Importation of Johne's Disease Vaccine and Changes to the Import Certificate Schemes - 25 October 2011 (50kb)

Vaccination advice - the regulatory perspective Presentation given by Anna-Maria Brady (584 kb)

Vaccines for Dogs & Cats - Advice for owners (1.57 mb)

Vaccines for Dogs & Cats - Advice for Veterinary Surgeons (1.47 mb)

WSAVA Guidelines for the Vaccination of Dogs and Cats (660 kb)

VMD Position Paper on Authorised Vaccination Schedule for Dogs - 07 March 2014 (459 kb)

VMD letter to the Veterinary Record concerning the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Guidelines - 19 February 2010 (406 kb)

Last Updated: 7 March 2014

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