167 adverse reactions of Swissmedic-authorized veterinary medicinal products were reported during the year 2011 (2010: 160). Species and drug classes remain comparable with previous years: most of the reactions occurred following the use of antiparasitic products (39 %), antiinfectives (20 %) or non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (11 %) in companion animals (85 dogs and 27 cats) followed by cattle/calves (37). We received 15 cases of adverse reactions following reconverted use, 8 of them in treated cats. Additionally the Swiss Toxicological Information Centre in Zürich processed 84 enquiries and transmitted them to Swissmedic. One case of a successful new therapy to treat ivermectin poisoning in a pony is presented. Finally, the vaccinovigilance program received 60 declarations following the application of various vaccines, mainly to dogs or cats.