Many of our patients have been diagnosed with chronic conditions which require regular medication to keep them fit and active. We feel that is very important that your pet receives a full clinical examination at least every 3 months (equivalent to 1-2 human years) to ensure that we achieve the best responses to treatment and to check for any complications or side effects. Regular examinations are also advised under medicines legislation.
We are happy to provide a prescription if you wish to obtain your medicines elsewhere, but there will then be an additional charge for the health check and prescription.
Medication health checks are charged at a discounted consultation rate and there is a discount on the price of your regularly prescribed drugs, if bought from us.
If you need medication or a prescription for your pet, please contact us by phone, email or PetsApp, giving us 24 hours notice so that a vet can review your pet’s history and prepare the medication or prescription for you to collect.
Your prescription should be ready for collection within two working days.
Owners should note it is illegal to obtain or possess medicines from outside the UK.
The pharmacist/authorised dispenser should retain this script for 2 years against future audit. It is important to note under current legislation Schedules 3 & 4 of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2005 must be followed. Substitution of a different medication for a named authorised licensed veterinary medication may be illegal. This practice accepts no responsibility for the safety, withdrawal periods or efficacy of any substituted medications nor any liability for any losses howsoever sustained. All such liabilities rest exclusively with the pharmacist/authorised dispenser. Veterinary surgeons will use their knowledge to decide on the best medication for the patient. They will consider the patient’s condition, any drug interactions and any other existing disease. They will also make detailed notes in the patient’s clinical records. Finally, they will write the prescription.