CLIENT INFORMATION

Prescriptions

Prescriptions are available from this practice. Your veterinary surgeon will issue prescriptions for POM-V drugs (Prescription Only Medicines, Category V) only for animals under their care.

Our general policy is that animals under our care will have been reviewed and examined by a veterinary surgeon within 6 months.

This ensures your horse is in good health and is on the correct medication at the correct dosage.

You may obtain POM-V medications from the practice or, when appropriate, request a written prescription. A written prescription enables the prescription to be obtained from another veterinary surgeon or from a pharmacy, but this may not always be appropriate if your horse needs immediate treatment.

It is your responsibility to ensure the pharmacy is correctly licensed and professional. This is especially important when using “online” pharmacies to ensure the medicines are not fraudulent.

A fee will be charged for issuing a written prescription and for dispensing repeat prescriptions.

Full information on prescription and dispensing charges and on the cost of medicines is available on request.