The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has issued two improvement notices to two firms, supplying veterinary medicine.
One of the notices was issued to Castlehill Veterinary Clinic, Co. Tyrone during a routine inspection.
It was discovered that two issues contravened the Veterinary Medicines Regulation (VMR) 2013, including:
- Failure to maintain adequate records of supply of veterinary medicines, contrary to regulation 23 (Records of the receipt or supply of prescription products) of the VMR;
- Supplies of unauthorised veterinary medicines without valid Special Treatment Certificates, contrary to regulation 27 (Supply of an unauthorised veterinary medicine) of the VMR.
The improvements required are:
- Evidence of recording must be provided to the VMD, with client & animal details, product, dose, volume, quantity and batch details
- Evidence of the systems put in place for all unauthorised supplies to have valid Special Treatment Certificates must be provided to the VMD.
The VMD confirmed that this improvement notice has been compiled with.
Meanwhile, the second improvement notice was served to Agri Supplies, a firm based in Co. Fermanagh.
It noted that the following contravened the Veterinary Medicines Regulation (VMR) 2013:
- The failure to maintain proper records of supply for POM-VPS products;
- The supply of POM-VPS products from a vehicle without a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) prescribing the product or allocating it from the registered premises.
It outlined that improvements required are:
- Evidence of fully traceable records for all POM-VPS sales, including; name, address, date of supply, product quantity and batch numbers;
- No POM-VPS products to be delivered or supplied without being prescribed by an appropriately approved SQP and allocated from the registered premises.