China Institute of Veterinary Drug Control (IVDC) was established in 1952, and has been the Center for Veterinary Drug Evaluation (CVDE) since 2006. IVDC/CVDE is a national technical organization responsible for the inspection, supervision and evaluation of veterinary drugs, directly affiliated to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. IVDC/CVDE is responsible for the evaluation of veterinary drugs, inspection, supervision and test of veterinary drugs and appliances, monitoring of veterinary drugs residues, drafting and revising national standards of veterinary drugs, preparation and calibration of the national standards and reference materials of veterinary drugs, collection of veterinary culture, as well as the work guidance for provincial institutes of veterinary drug control. The headquarters of IVDC/CVDE based in Haidian District of Beijing, has a total site of 74,500 square meters, of which the construction area covers 62,000 square meters. The biological experiment base located in Daxing District of Beijing，covers an area of 160000 square meters, of which, the construction area is 29000 square meters.
IVDC/CVDE consists of 21 departments, of which, there are
There are also some standing bodies in the institute, such as, Office of the Commission of Chinese Veterinary Pharmacopoeia, Office of National Expert Committee for Control of Veterinary Drug Residue and Antimicrobial Resistance, Office of the Committee of Veterinary Biologics Code (MARA), Office of the Committee of GMP for Veterinary Drugs (MARA) and Guiding Station for Occupational Skill Testing of Veterinary Drug Industry (MARA). In addition, China Veterinary Culture Collection Center, National Rinderpest Reference Laboratory, National Classical Swine Fever Reference Laboratory, National Reference Laboratory of Veterinary Drug Residues, National Laboratory of Veterinary Drug Safety Evaluation (Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance) are also set in IVDC/CVDE. At the same time, IVDC is authorized to offer Master’s degree in the fields of Preventive Veterinary Medicine by the Ministry of Education. IVDC/CVDE also edits and publishes the Chinese Journal of Veterinary Drug.
In the past 66 years, IVDC/CVDE has won 126 prizes of provincial, ministerial and national level. For example, Lapinised Classic Swine Fever Vaccine, Attenuated Brucellosis Vaccine (Strain II), Attenuated Swine Paratyphoid Vaccine and Combined Clostridia Powder Vaccine had been the leading position in the world. In recent years, IVDC/CVDE has successfully developed the Classical Swine Fever Live Vaccine (ST culture origin), Highly Pathogenic Porcine Productive and Respiratory Syndrome Live Vaccine, Inactivated Swine Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine (Type O, Bi-component), PPR vaccine, etc., and also the residue testing kits for Clenbuterol, Tetracyclines and Streptomycin. These technical applications has made great support in animal disease prevention and animal derived food safety, strongly promoted the development of animal husbandry.