Contact person:

 Dr Duncan Chetcuti Ganado
Senior Veterinary Officer; Head of Section
  Telephone
+356 22925305
 Email
duncan.chetcuti.ganado@gov.mt
 
 Dr Vanessa Messina
Junior Veterinary Officer
  Telephone
+356 22925320
 Email
Vanessa.messina@gov.mt
 Mr Charles Spiteri
Principal Veterinary Support Officer 
  Telephone
+356 22925322
 Email


 Ms Silvania Cassar
Veterinary Suppor​t Officer
  Telephone
+356 22925320
 Email

Introduction

The main mansions of this unit, which are within the Veterinary Regulation Directorate, are the following:

  1. Create policies, draft and transpose legislation related to animal welfare.
  2. Act as the focal point within the Veterinary regulation directorate on all issues related to animal welfare mainly related to poultry, swine, slaughtering, sheep and goats, calves.
  3. Work in conjunction with the animal welfare directorate on issues related mainly to pet animals. 
  4. Inspect, control, and enforce establishments on animal welfare issues dealing with pet shops and zoos and other establishments such as boarding kennels.
  5. Give consultation to MEPA regarding the construction of farms in order to respect animal welfare standards. 
  6. Work in conjunction with the animal welfare council mainly in relation to issues related to the regulation of experimentation of animals for research purposes. 
  7. Keeping in line with the most up to date scientific knowledge on animal welfare.