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About the Center for Veterinary Biologics


The Veterinary Biologics Program implements the provisions of the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act (VSTA) to assure that pure, safe, potent and effective veterinary biologics, are available for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of animal diseases. This mission mandates the use of sound scientific technology to:

  • Ensure that biologics are free of disease producing agents, especially foreign animal diseases
  • Develop appropriate standards and procedures for product release
  • Issue licenses and permits
  • Monitor and inspect products and facilities
  • Control field tests and release of veterinary biologics


The Center for Veterinary Biologics plays a vital role in regulating products that diagnose, prevent or treat animal diseases. The Center uses scientific information and regulatory processes to assure its customers that the veterinary biological products available for use are of high quality. It encourages open communication with stakeholders as new products and standards are developed. The Center promotes the use of quality assurance processes that inherently result in the production of pure, safe, potent, and effective veterinary biologics and diagnostics. It provides strong leadership in the development and international harmonization of standards for veterinary biological products.


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