Nick Jarrett has worked in the Veterinary Medicines Division of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the past 12 years. He has a background in pharmacology and toxicology and has spent approximately 10 of the last 12 years working predominantly on consumer and user safety topics. Since 2017 he has been Head of Pharmaceuticals within the Veterinary Medicines Division. He has been EU coordinator for VICH since 2015. Before joining the EMA he worked as a nonclinical assessor at the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and before that he held a number of short term laboratory positions in academia and industry and dabbled in medical writing.