EGGVP was founded on 11 April 2002 as a non-profit organisation under Belgian law (Asbl). At that time, the presence of generic veterinary medicines in Europe was becoming more important with companies expanding their presence and activity to many member states. This situation brought to light the lack of a harmonised regulatory framework for licensing generic veterinary medicines in the EU. The increasing concern of a growing number of companies involved in the manufacturing and distribution of generic veterinary medicines, which saw the need to promote a harmonised EU system, was the main reason for the establishment of EGGVP.

EGGVP held its 50th meeting in January 2016