The Center for Veterinary Medicine protects public and animal health by ensuring that animal drugs and medicated feeds are safe and effective and that food from treated animals is safe to eat. The responsibilities of CVM have a direct effect on the safety of the human food supply and on the safety to animals that are treated with veterinary products.
CVM regulates drugs, devices, and food additives for over 100 million companion animals, plus millions of poultry, cattle, swine, and minor animal species. (Minor animal species include animals other than cattle, swine, chickens, turkeys, horses, dogs, and cats.)
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- Where do I go to report problems with flea and tick products?
- How do I report an adverse drug experience (ADE) in an animal?
- How do I report a pet food complaint?
- Do you have a list of discontinued veterinary drugs?
- Is it safe for me to provide my pet with a raw food diet?
- Are the pet medications sold online the same as those I get directly from the veterinarian?
- Where can I get information on a drug my veterinarian prescribed?
- Is it safe for me to give my pet pain relief products approved for use in humans such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium?
- Can you explain the approval process for animal drugs?
- Is FDA responsible for regulating pesticides that are used in animal products?
- Does FDA regulate dietary supplements for animals?
- What are Veterinary Biologics (including vaccines) and is FDA responsible for these products?
- What is the role of the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in FDA and what does CVM regulate?