Access Vetmed

Late in 2023, Duggan Veterinary became the 27th member of Access Vetmed, a highly respected European organisation whose mission it is to increase ACCESS –availability, compliance, convenience, efficacy, safety, and savings – of veterinary medicines to veterinarians, and farm and companion animal owners in Europe. At the time of its foundation in 2002, a harmonised regulatory framework for product licensing in the EU was missing. This brought about the need to establish an association that would promote a harmonised EU system.

Today, Access Vetmed strives to:

  • Be the voice of the generic and added-value veterinary medicines industry in Europe,
  • Represent the interests of European based manufacturers, including the SMEs in animal health sector,
  • Facilitate access to veterinary medicines in Europe and promote responsible use as part of One Health approach,
  • Raise awareness of the quality, safety, efficacy and other benefits, of the generic and added – value veterinary medicines for animals, humans and the society,
  • Ensure availability of medicines in all EU countries,
  • Work actively and constructively with the EU regulators and other stakeholders for transparent, harmonised, pragmatic and balanced animal health regulation,
  • Keep our members well informed about and engage them in the European regulatory issues and help them adapt to changing requirements, and
  • Raise national competent authorities’, and national and EU trade associations’ awareness of generic veterinary medicines.

“I am very pleased to welcome Duggan Veterinary Supplies into our association” -Xavier Molins

“I am very pleased to welcome Duggan Veterinary Supplies into our association,” Access Vetmed Chair Xavier Molins said. “Together as an industry, we can continue our dedicated work to improve access to generic and added-value veterinary medicines and strengthen its significance in Europe”.

Access Vetmed works closely with regulators and decisionmakers to overcome the regulatory difficulties experienced by members. Through active participation and constructive discussion, the organisation aims to achieve a practical, harmonised and coherent approach for the licensing of
generic veterinary products in Europe.

On its new membership, Brian O’Callaghan, stated: “We are very appreciative and proud of the opportunity to join Access Vetmed in 2023, where we will look to collaborate and continue to develop strategies with added input from our peers and colleagues within the European veterinary industry.”

Access Vet Med

Guaranteed Irish

The licenced Guaranteed Irish symbol is the national symbol of trust and provenance for business in Ireland. For 50 years the Guaranteed Irish symbol has become one of the most recognised symbols in the country. The symbol is awarded to businesses based in Ireland that support sustainable jobs, contribute to our local communities, and are committed to Irish provenance. Guaranteed Irish is the national symbol of trust that helps consumers and businesses to identify the products and services that are all together better choices for the life of your community and for Ireland.

Donal Duggan stated ‘When assessing our application for membership of Guaranteed Irish, there were three areas examined: jobs, community, and provenance. Guaranteed Irish membership is open to homegrown and international companies in Ireland, across all sectors. Only businesses which meet the criteria are eligible to become licensees. We were delighted to meet these criteria and become one of over 2000 members who connect with a network of homegrown and international businesses at events throughout the year. In total, Guaranteed Irish businesses employ 150,000 people across Ireland, generating an annual combined Irish turnover of over €15bn and a global turnover of over €50bn.’

Guaranteed Irish

ISO 9001 Quality Management System

The globally acclaimed ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems standard serves as a potent tool for business enhancement.

Rooted in principles like process optimisation, customer-centricity, and ongoing improvement, ISO 9001 offers comprehensive guidance for elevating our business performance. This standard not only streamlines operations but also emphasises the importance of constantly adapting to meet customer needs, thereby fostering a culture of continuous development and excellence.

The ISO 9001:

  • Ensures higher quality of products and services through effective quality management processes.
  • Streamlines operational procedures, reducing waste and optimising resource utilisation.
  • Focuses on meeting customer requirements and enhancing their satisfaction.
  • Involves employees in process improvements, leading to increased engagement and productivity.
  • Provides a framework for consistent performance and service delivery.
  • Facilitates entry into new markets, as many clients prefer or require ISO 9001 certified suppliers.

Duggan Veterinary Supplies stands proudly as an ISO 9001 accredited organisation, a testament to our commitment to quality management. We focus on ensuring that we consistently meets or exceeds customer expectations, while also emphasising continuous improvement in processes and overall performance. For Duggan Veterinary Supplies, this accreditation reflects our dedication to delivering high-quality veterinary products and services.

ISO 14001
Environmental Management System

The ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard that sets out the criteria for establishing an effective environmental management system (EMS)The framework is designed to measure and improve the way we use and dispose of natural resources as well as reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Duggan Veterinary Supplies ISO 14001 accreditation is an accomplishment that shows our commitment to the environment and a more efficient, conscious use of the earths resources. By adhering to these standards, we demonstrate a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating environmental risks associated with its operations. Customers and stakeholders can be confident that the company is taking tangible steps to address environmental concerns, making a positive contribution to sustainability in the veterinary industry.