Legislation regarding the prescription of drugs has been tightened and now dictates that animals have to be under direct veterinary supervision before medication can be given. This means repeat prescriptions can no longer be handed out without seeing your pet first. Repeat examination of your animal is a good idea as it allows us to monitor progress and ensure current medication is appropriate, and that no complications are developing, and also ensures we all adhere to the letter of the law. In general, we will issue repeat prescriptions for animals we have examined within the last four months, but thereafter insist we see you first.
You may obtain POM-V medications from the practice or, when appropriate, request a written prescription. A written prescription enables the prescription to be obtained from another veterinary surgeon or from a pharmacy, but this may not always be appropriate if your horse needs immediate treatment.
It is your responsibility to ensure the pharmacy is correctly licensed and professional. This is especially important when using “online” pharmacies to ensure the medicines are not fraudulent.
A fee will be charged for issuing a written prescription and for dispensing repeat prescriptions.
Full information on prescription and dispensing charges and on the cost of medicines is available on request.
We request that these are ordered two to three working days in advance in person or by telephone directly to one of our team members on the usual number: 01628 622086.