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Veterinary Medicines & Prescriptions

We comply with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons guidelines regarding the dispensing of medicines, therefore we can only provide repeat prescriptions to animals ‘under our care’.

The general policy of this practice is to re-assess an animal requiring repeat prescriptions every three months, but this may vary with individual circumstances. The standard consultation fee applies. General health checks should be carried out every 6 months (or sooner if requested) and flea/worm checks every 12 months.

This is in the interest of your animal’s health and is a legal requirement. 

Repeat Prescriptions

Our repeat prescription service ensures your pet receives prompt treatment when you need it. We are extremely diligent in ensuring your medication is correctly ordered and dispensed by one of our trained nurses before the dose is checked and signed off by one of our vets.

For these reasons we advise 48 hours notice when requesting a repeat prescription for collection at the surgery or 96 hours if you need it delivered.

To get your repeat prescription, please contact us with your requirements or complete our Repeat Prescription Form.

 

Written Prescriptions

You may purchase veterinary medicinal products either from us or from another veterinary surgeon or pharmacy, in which case a written veterinary prescription is required.

Written prescriptions for clients wishing to purchase veterinary products from another source are available on request.

A written prescription is charged at £13.82 for one item and £6.59 for additional items related to the same medical condition. 

Additional products relating to a totally separate medical condition must be prescribed on a second separate prescription, for which the standard charge of £13.82 is payable.

A written prescription may not be appropriate if your animal is hospitalised or immediate treatment is necessary.

We can only issue a written prescription for a 3 months supply of medication and do not issue repeatable prescriptions, they are for single use only.

Written prescriptions for controlled drugs, such as Epiphen, Gabapentin, Tramadol and Traleive, can only be issued for a 28 days supply of medication and is only valid for 28 days from the date of issue.

Please allow us 48 hours notice when requesting a written prescription. We are unable to email a written prescription, they may only be collected from the surgery or posted to you first class (£1.32 postage fee).

If you have queries, please contact us.