Veterinary Prescriptions

VetPharmacy can dispense prescriptions issued by your veterinary surgeon. As well as veterinary medications your vet may prescribe a human medication – this is called prescribing under the cascade and is very common where a medication is proven to be safe and effective for use in pets but a veterinary equivalent doesn’t exist.

As part of a pharmaceutical wholesaler we are able to offer you very low prices on medications for your pet. If your pet has been prescribed any medication please call us on freephone 08000 241 329 and we will happily give you a quote.

To order any medications, simply post your prescription to the address below, along with a telephone number so we can give you a call to take payment:

Vetpharmacy c/o Lexon UK Ltd
18 Oxleasow Road
East Moons Moat
B98 0RE

All of our prescriptions are dispensed by our pharmacy, GPhC registered premises 1100545. If you have any questions regarding your medication please ask to speak to our Pharmacist.

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. In order to be valid, it must have the following details:

  • Name and address of prescribing veterinary surgeon.
  • Professional qualifications.
  • Date the prescription was written.
  • Details of the animal to be treated.
  • Name and address of the owner.
  • Details of the medication prescribed, 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 the prescriber (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 authorities.

Can I email a copy of the prescription to you?

No, we must receive the original prescription signed by your vet. You can email a copy so we can verify the details and get the medication ready, but we must receive the original in the post before we can send the medication to you.

How do I get a prescription for my pet's medication?

Ask your vet. On request you should be provided with a written prescription. 

Repeat Prescriptions

If your vet writes you a prescription that is repeatable it will be kept on our files and you can order against the prescription as and when required until the prescription runs out (usually 6 months from the date of issue). Please note prescriptions for Controlled Drugs (such as Gabapentin, Phenobarbital and Tramadol) are not repeatable and are only valid for 28 days from the date of issue.

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 fee for doing so. Legally an animal that a vet writes a prescription for must be registered with the practice.