Applications and Submissions

All veterinary drug submissions must undergo rigorous scrutiny and fully satisfy all scientific requirements under the Food and Drug Regulations before any drug can be marketed in Canada.

This section provides information about all the tools necessary for the industry to comply with the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations in the topics area to the right of your screen. Guidelines and Policies have been developed on a variety of issues regarding veterinary drugs to provide further guidance to our stakeholders.

The Drug Product Database contains product specific information on drugs approved for use in Canada. The database is managed by Health Canada and includes veterinary drugs, human pharmaceutical and biological drugs and disinfectant products. It contains approximately 24,000 products that are currently being marketed in Canada.

Additional Resources

The following information is no longer available online. If you would like to receive this information, contact the Veterinary Drugs Directorate.

  • Fees
  • Drug Submission Tracking System - Industry Access (DSTS-IA)
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