Legislation regarding the prescription of drugs dictates that animals have to be under direct veterinary supervision before medication can be given.
In general, we will issue repeat prescriptions for animals we have examined within the last four months, but thereafter insist we see you 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.
As of September 1st 2023, the RCVS has stated that all pets need to be seen for a health examination by a Veterinary Surgeon at least once a year in order for us to prescribe flea & worming treatments or if you want to change to a different product (e.g. a spot on to a tablet form). The health check will incur a consultation fee.
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.
You will need to provide us with the name of your chosen pharmacy when requesting the written prescription.
A fee will be charged for issuing a written prescription and for dispensing repeat prescriptions.
We request that these are ordered three to four working days in advance on our website, in person or by telephone directly to one of our team members on the usual number: 01628 622086.