Veterinary Services -About us

The Veterinary Services Section carries out a range of duties involving Veterinary Public Health and Animal Control & Welfare:

 

Veterinary Services Section and Food Safety Duties

Louth County Council provides food safety duties under a service contract with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The County Veterinary Officer and a ‘Temporary Veterinary Inspector’ (TVI) are responsible for the inspection and supervision of Louth’s abattoir (slaughter house) and small meat manufacturing plants – SMMPs (which cook/ prepare/ wholesale meat products)

Further information on the Food Safety Authority of Ireland is available at www.fsai.ie

Details of establishments under the inspectorate of LCC are listed below:

Food Business Establishments

To access the up-to-date list of approved food businesses under the supervision of Louth County Council please see the food safety website

Click here for the details. 

                                                       

Registered   Premises

LH102

Darver Meats

Darver, Readypenny, Louth

Louth

Activities that do not require approval

Bovine/ Ovine

LH103

Perma Pigs Ltd

Littlegrange, Drogheda

Louth

Activities that do not require approval

Porcine

LH104

PB MeatsMilltown, Hackballscross, DundalkLouthActivities that do not require approvalBovine

 

  

Animal Control & Welfare

The dog warden service operates a state of the art Animal Compound in Dromiskin, Co. Louth. The facility has 16 indoor, individual, heated kennels from where it bases its activities under the Control of Dogs Act 1986, and also 4 big stables for housing larger animals taken in under the Control of Horses Act 1996 or the Animals Act 1985.

Pound Contact No: 042 9324140

 

To view dogs at the pound: www.louthcoco.ie/en/Services/Dog-Pound/

For further information on dog control, purchasing a dog licence or dog breeding establishments please click here 

Useful Links:

Dog Control Overview: 

www.citizensinformation.ie/en/environment/animal_welfare_and_control/control_of_dogs.html

Statistics on Stray Dog Population in Ireland & Operation of Pounds: www.environ.ie/en/LocalGovernment/DogControl/

Guide to best practice in building and operating kennels:

www.environ.ie/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/DogControl/FileDownLoad,24691,en.doc

www.environ.ie/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/DogControl/FileDownLoad,24692,en.doc

Horse Control Overview: 

www.citizensinformation.ie/en/environment/animal_welfare_and_control/control_of_horses.html

Meat Plants approved by Local Authorities:

 www.fsai.ie/uploadedFiles/Food_Business/LA_approved_premises.pdf