Medicines Policy

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Prescriptions are available from this practice. You may obtain 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. In line with Royal Society of Veterinary Surgeons guidelines, your veterinary surgeon may prescribe POM-Vs only for animals under their care.

A prescription may not be appropriate if your animal is an in-patient or immediate treatment is necessary.

You will be informed, on request, of the price of any medicine that may be dispensed for your animal. The general policy of this practice is to re-assess an animal requiring repeat prescriptions with a frequency as detailed below, but this may vary with individual circumstances. The standard charge for a re-examination is £23.20*. Further information on the prices of medicines is available on request.

Prescription charges:

  • One medication: £12.88*
  • Two medications: £22.30*
  • Three medications: £29.50*
  • Four medications: £35.14*

Multiple animals will incur multiple prescription charges

To comply with best practice, animals with ongoing conditions will require re-examination consultations with a veterinary surgeon in order for a prescription to be written, at a minimum frequency as listed below:

6 months 4 months 3 months
Flea and worming
NSAIDs e.g. meloxicam
Vivitonin
Propalin / Incurin
Anti-epileptics
Thyroid medication
Hyperadrenocorticism medications
Optimmune
Insulin
Heart medications
Blood pressure (Amlodipine)
Immune modulators (cyclosporine, azathiaprin etc.)

24 hours notice must be given for written prescriptions please.

*Charges accurate as of April 2016