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What CVM Does

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CVM has regulatory authority over food, food additives, drugs, and devices for animals. These animals include those from which human foods are derived, as well as pet (or companion) animals. We are responsible for regulating the food, food additives, drugs, and devices given to over one hundred million companion animals, plus millions of poultry, cattle, swine, and minor animal species.

Due to the immensity of our charge, CVM depends upon a diverse and dedicated workforce. We recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in reaching superior and timely regulatory decisions therefore we foster an atmosphere where every employee’s contribution is important. New concepts, ideas, and creative approaches to improve current operations and to meet existing and future challenges are encouraged. Our goal is to not only enable our employees to positively impact the Center today, but to prepare our workforce for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of tomorrow.

Take a look at our various professions through the stories of CVM employees. You may find your calling through their contributions to our nation’s public health.

History of CVM