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Center for Veterinary Medicine

This article is about US governmental organisation. For the contingent valuation method (CVM), see Contingent valuation.
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The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a branch of the FDA which regulates the manufacture and distribution of food, food additives, and drugs that will be given to animals. These include animals from which human foods are derived, as well as food additives and drugs for pets or companion animals. CVM is responsible for regulating drugs, devices, and food additives given to, or used on, over one hundred 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.)

CVM monitors the safety of animal foods and medications. Much of the center's work focuses on animal medications used in food animals to ensure that significant drug residues are not present in the meat or other products from these animals.

This is the official CVM Logo.

This logo appears on various published items and other printed material authorized by the Center for Veterinary Medicine.



  1. ^ Food and Drug Administration - Center for Veterinary Medicine (May 6, 2005). Information About Center for Veterinary Medicine. Food and Drug Administration - Center for Veterinary Medicine. Retrieved on 2006-02-19.
  2. ^ Pet Foods - News Releases.

Further information

  • Official Website of the Center For Veterinary Medicine

This category contains articles related to the Food and Drug Administration, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Center_for_Veterinary_Medicine". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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