FSFI VGNKI is a federal governmental agency, which embodies public policy in the field of animal drugs and feed quality assurance and animal products safety and organizes the standardization system in the territory of the Russian Federation. FSFI VGNKI is a reference scientific and methodological center of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance as well as its territorial affiliates and subordinate bodies.
FSFI VGNKI holds the leading position within the system of federal governmental agencies, which submit directly to the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadsor) of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. Being the largest European center for certification of veterinary drugs, feed and feed additives, FSFI VGNKI at the same time represents the largest scientific, methodological and expert center, which aims at achieving the goals, set forth in the Food Security Doctrine.
FSFI VGNKI is the official center of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on food safety, diagnostics and control on animal diseases in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Transcaucasia.
The Institute is authorized by the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology of the Russian Federation as a certification body and testing center for veterinary drugs and feed.