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

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


Darver Meats

Darver, Readypenny, Louth


Activities that do not require approval

Bovine/ Ovine


Perma Pork Limited

Littlegrange, Drogheda


Activities that do not require approval


 Meat Plants approved by Local Authorities

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:

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

Useful Links:

Dog Control Overview:

Statistics on Stray Dog Population in Ireland & Operation of Pounds:

Guide to best practice in building and operating kennels:

Horse Control Overview:

Sale, Supply and Advertising of Pets - new guidelines for 2020: