Prescriptions are available from this practice.
You may obtain relevant veterinary medicinal products from your veterinary surgeon OR ask for a prescription and obtain these medicines from another veterinary surgeon or a pharmacy.
Your veterinary surgeon may prescribe relevant veterinary medicinal products only following a clinical assessment of an animal under his or her care. (A prescription may not be appropriate if your animal is an inpatient or immediate treatment is necessary).
You will be informed, on request, of the price of any medicine that may be prescribed for your animal.
The general policy of this practice is to re-assess an animal requiring repeat prescriptions for/supplies of relevant veterinary medicinal products every six months, but this may vary with individual circumstances. The standard charge for a re-examination is £40.
Further information on the prices of medicines is available on request.
If you require a written prescription, we will need 24-hours to prepare this.
We will happily email your prescription to the pharmacy or online pharmacy of your choice (we will need you to give us their email address if this is the case).
However, as part of our ongoing focus on improving medication safety, we no longer issue paper based written prescriptions.
The vet is allowed to issue a ‘written’ prescription for up to six months since the last clinical review. Therefore your animal must be checked by a vet every six months if you require regular prescriptions.
If it has been some time since they were last seen, it may be cost effective to book a consultation prior to requesting a written prescription. Vets may issue shorter courses of treatment if this is clinically indicated.
Please note there is a charge for the written prescription service of £18.