Prescription Medication will be available to order online soon, in the meantime you can call us FREE on 08000-241-329 to get a quote for your prescription medication and place your order.
All prescription only medicines (POM-V) can be dispensed by VetPharmacy. If your pet has regular medication you are entitled to ask your vet for a prescription to be dispensed by a pharmacist. The vet will write a prescription, in much the same way as your family doctor and then give it to you.
A veterinary prescription needs the following details:
• Name & Address of Vet • Professional Qualifications • Date Details of the Animal/s to be treated • Name and Address of the Owner • Details of the medication, including drug, dose and quantity •How many times the prescription may be repeated (if any) • The Phrase "For animal use only, for an animal under my care" or similar • Signature of your Vet (in ink)
Attempting to purchase veterinary medicines using a prescription that has not been issued by a veterinary surgeon and/or tampering with a prescription issued by a veterinary surgeon, is an offence and will be reported to the appropriate authoritites.
Prescription medicines can only be shipped once we have received a prescription that has been signed by your vet. If we are at all unsure about anything stated on your prescription we may call your vet to clarify this. We will need the original prescriptions - faxed or photocopies are not accepted.
Ask your vet to fill out the number of times the prescription can be repeated. This will make your re-ordering easy.
Send your prescription to the Address Below:
18 Oxleasow Road
East Moons Moat
Veterinary Prescription FAQs
What is a veterinary prescription?
A veterinary prescription is the same as a medical prescription you would get yourself from your doctor - but of course it is for your pet. It includes information such as the product/drug name, dosage, patient and prescriber details.
How do I get a prescription for my pet's medication?
Ask your vet. On request you should be provided with a written prescription. Ask your vet to fill out the number of times the prescription can be repeated. This will make your re-ordering easy.
Your vet can charge any fee they wish but it is usually around £5-£7, some don't charge. Alternatively you can use the Blank Prescription Form.
If your vet writes you a prescription that is repeatable or lasts for a certain amount of time it will be kept on our files and you can order against the prescription as and when required until the prescription runs out.
Can my vet refuse to issue a prescription?
Your vet cannot refuse to issue a written prescription for medication that they have established your pet requires, however, they can charge a small fee for doing so. Legally an animal that a vet writes a prescription for must be registered with the practice.