Welcome to AMTRA
AMTRA is an independent regulatory body whose task it is to ensure that the prescription and supply of VPS animal medicines in the UK is undertaken in a responsible manner by AMTRA-qualified persons. Under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, AMTRA is the body appointed by the Secretary of State to keep a register of Suitably Qualified Persons. Find out more about AMTRA...
Want to pay your Annual Renewal Fee, see your CPD record or update your contact details?
If you know your SQP number (or have been set up by AMTRA with an employer user-ID) then click here to login, and you can pay your annual fee, or check your details and update them if needed.
Or if you have forgotten your password, click here to have us email you a new one.
Looking for forms?
If you're already familiar with the system of becoming an SQP and are just looking for a particular form, you can now find them all in one place on our forms page.
Where asked to do so by the CPD organiser, AMTRA will publish on its website information on accredited CPD seminars available to SQPs. Most seminars are publicised by other means. CPD events open to all SQPs.
What is an SQP?
"Suitably Qualified Person" is the legal term for animal medicine advisors who form a category of professionally qualified people who are entitled to prescribe and/or supply certain veterinary medicines in the UK under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.
There are over 6000 SQPs. They include over 700 working in veterinary practices and increasing numbers of registered pet shop staff, suppliers of equine products, and those working in agricultural merchants and country stores.
Find out more about SQPs....
Do you want to become an SQP?
If you are interested in becoming an SQP, to supply and/or prescribe medicines for pets, horses or farm animals, please read the page on becoming an SQP.
If you are already training to become an SQP, please also study the page on becoming an SQP which summarises the next steps and provides easy access to the necessary forms and guidance.
We've attempted to draw together summaries of key information relevant to current SQPs.
New Chairman for AMTRA
AMTRA is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Sketchley as its Chairman with immediate effect. Mr Sketchley, outgoing Chief Executive of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health), succeeds veterinarian Bob Stevenson, who retired from the post earlier this year. Read more...