Veterinary Feed Directive

On June 3, 2015, the FDA published the final rule pertaining to the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). This final rule became effective on October 1, 2015.  Effective January 1, 2017, those entities regulated by this final rule are expected to be in compliance with the provisions of the rule.  The information below is being provided to assist interested/affected entities in understanding what the rule means and how to comply with the rule.  Specific​ questions pertaining to the rule, compliance with the rule, and enforcement of the rule should be directed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

This link provides information important in the understanding of the VFD.  Included here you will find the Final Rule, Guidance Documents pertaining to the VFD, and information regarding the Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) in the context of the VFD.  In addition, there are brochures and presentations available for viewing.

This link provides association member veterinarians with information determining the need for a VFD or prescription, how to complete a VFD form, and a sample VFD form.

The links below are from sources that have provided VFD information to interested entities.