A registered farm vet can now digitally record a Vet Attestation for sheep keepers on the Livestock Information Service, and an abattoir user can view that attestation before export to the EU. View the guidance below to learn how this works. Remember, if you are part of a qualifying farm assurance scheme such as Red Tractor, then you do not need to acquire a Vet Attestation Number (VAN).
A guide for vets
Below you will find a user guide and video demonstration to take you through the Veterinary Attestation journey on the Livestock Information Service (LIS). The user guide will provide detailed steps on how to record veterinary attestations and the video demonstration will show this being done.
Download the Vet Attestation user guide for vets here.
A guide for abattoir users
Abattoir users will be able to login to the Livestock Information Service (LIS) and choose to view, print, or save the veterinary attestation record for a specific animal(s) or view the attestation status of the departing agricultural holding. The user guide below will provide detailed steps on how to do this, and the video demonstration will show this being done for each scenario.
Download the Vet Attestation user guide for abattoir users here.
We have collated a list of frequently asked questions which we hope will help with answering your queries. It is important to note that this digital solution for recording a vet attestation is for sheep keepers only. For anyone requiring information on recording a vet attestation for other livestock species, please visit the Defra guidance available on the AHDB exports webpage.