History of the Agency
June 1975: Following the adoption in May 1975 of French Act No. 75-049 on veterinary pharmacy, creation of the Veterinary Medicines Laboratory (LMV) in Fougères charged with evaluating marketing authorisation application dossiers for veterinary medicinal products and with conducting research on the quality, efficacy and safety of veterinary medicinal products.
May 1988: Creation of the National Centre for Veterinary Studies and Feed (CNEVA) integrating the LMV
February 1994: Act No. 94-114 establishing the French agency for veterinary medicinal products (ANMV within the CNEVA. This creation results from the rapid and regular increase in the workload and its specificity related to evaluation of marketing authorisation applications for veterinary medicinal products, specifically resulting from implementation of the European Registration system for these products in 1995. The ANMV becomes a Collaborating Centre of the OIE for veterinary medicinal products.
The ANMV is established in Fougères, alongside the Veterinary Medicines Laboratory. The ANMV is competent for risk assessment and marketing authorization of veterinary medicinal products, whereas the laboratory is specialized in research and studies related to veterinary medicinal product residues in food.
July 2010: The ANMV is integrated into the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) resulting from the merger of AFSSA with the French Agency for Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (AFSSET).