By law, a veterinary surgeon can only prescribe relevant veterinary medicinal products following a clinical assessment of an animal under their care.
In line with the British Veterinary Association guidelines, the policy of this practice is to re-assess an animal requiring repeat prescriptions for, or supplies of, relevant veterinary medicinal products every 3-6 months (dependant on the type of medication), but this may vary with individual circumstances. The standard charge for a re-examination is the same as a subsequent consultation (currently £18.88).
A prescription may not be appropriate if your animal is an in-patient or immediate treatment is necessary.
Upon request, any member of staff will be happy to provided a quote of the cost of any medicine that may be prescribed for your pet.
You may obtain relevant prescription-only medicines, category V (POM-Vs) from your veterinary surgeon or ask for a prescription and obtain these medicines from another veterinary surgeon or a pharmacy. Prescriptions are available from this practice, providing the pet meets the above prescribing guidelines. The current price of a prescription is £10.42.
The current prices for the ten veterinary medicinal products most commonly prescribed during the past three months are:
|Noroclav tablets (250mg)||£1.52 per tablet|
|Noroclav tablets (50mg)||85p per tablet|
|Carprieve tablets (50mg)||£1.14 per tablet|
|Fortekor tablets (2.5mg)||67p per tablet|
|Prednicare tablets (5mg)||7p per tablet|
|Tramadol capsules (50mg)||8p per capsule|
|Carprieve tablets (20mg)||68p per tablet|
|Vetmedin flavour tablets (1.25mg)||37p per tablet|
|Antepsin suspension||9p per ml|
|Frusemide tablets (20mg)||20p per tablet|
Further information on the prices of medicines is available on request.