Restricted veterinary medicine sellers

Find out about conditions restricting the sale of veterinary medicines registered under the ACVM Act.

Selling RVMs

Many veterinary medicines registered under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997 have conditions restricting their sale, purchase, and use. These products are called 'restricted veterinary medicines' (RVMs).

RVM sellers must operate under an MPI-approved operating plan. By 'operating plan', we mean the quality system and collection of documents and procedures that are used to control the sale of RVMs and comply with the conditions of registration for these products.

Veterinarians who supply RVMs only in regard to authorisations issued by themselves or by other veterinarians in the same veterinary practice are not required to have an MPI-approved operating plan.

To become an approved RVM seller, you need to complete the Operating Plan Template for Sellers of RVMs. Alternatively, you may submit an operating plan in a different format, provided ACVM expectations for sellers of RVMs are met.

When an operating plan is approved, the RVM seller’s details are placed on our website list. If you need to know whether a company/individual that is not on this list can legally supply RVMs, contact us:

Useful documents for sellers of veterinary medicines:

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