The Veterinary Medicinal Products Unit coordinates the applications for marketing authorisations for veterinary medicinal products and has assessments done by internal experts and expert institutes based on the accompanying dossier. The quality, safety and efficacy of the veterinary medicinal product are central to the assessment of veterinary medicinal products.

It is prohibited in the Netherlands to prepare, hold or stock veterinary medicinal products, deliver them or apply them to or in an animal if a marketing authorisation has not been granted. This applies to everything that falls under the definition of a veterinary medicinal product. The Animals Act, the Veterinary Medicinal Products Decree and the Veterinary Medicinal Products Regulation describe all the criteria which veterinary medicinal products have to meet.