The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) represents the UK animal medicines industry and aims to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality
medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.
We are also active in education through our NOAH Certificate of Animal Health qualification, providing thorough training for those involved with selling animal medicines. In all aspects of our work, we aim to promote an overall increase in animal health and to encourage responsible pet ownership in line with
the Five Welfare Needs set out by the 2006 Animal Welfare Act.
We are, of course, a highly regulated industry. All of our animal medicines undergo strict scientific assessment by The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), a Defra agency, before they can be marketed and sold.