💊 We carry a selection of commonly-used medications with us on visits. If further medication is required we can either provide a written prescription for you to obtain it via a pharmacy (online or bricks-and-mortar) or veterinary clinic, or order it from our wholesalers and either post or hand-deliver to your door.
💊 In the UK, veterinary surgeons are bound by the prescribing cascade when it comes to prescribing medications.
💊 For us to provide prescription-only medication to an animal, they must be under our care. The normal interpretation of this, based on guidelines by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, British Small Animal Veterinary Association and Veterinary Medicines Directorate is that they must have a clinical examination by myself every 6 months (or 12 months for most parasite control medication). If an animal is on long-term medication, they may have a written prescription which authorises repeats for a maximum of 6 months (apart from controlled drugs such as epilepsy medication in which case a new prescription will need to be issued monthly).
Please note that prescription medication is not refundable once it has left the supplier’s premises and it is an offence under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations to supply this medication to anyone else.
💊 When sourcing medication online, please ensure that the site carries a UK Registered Pharmacy or VMD logo. Below are some of the available sites. Please note that this is not a recommendation of these sites and we may receive some money if you use these links.