Information About Prescriptions
Our governing body, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966) state that only a Veterinary Surgeon may prescribe or dispense medicines to an animal.
We may only dispense medicines to animals under our care. This means that we must examine our patients on a regular basis to comply with the law. This has the benefit on ensuring we prescribe the right medicine at the right dose for that particular condition and horse. As a result we will need to see any horse on long term medication every 6 months. The minimum costs of these repeat prescription examinations is £37.55 + visit.
We endeavour to be as competitive as possible on the cost of medicines. You may purchase these from the Practice, or we can provide you with a written prescription to enable you to purchase medicines from another veterinary practice or pharmacy. All requests for a prescription need to be given with at least 2 working days notice to allow the Veterinary Surgeon time to issue them. Our practice policy is that prescriptions will only be issued directly to to supplier of the medication. The cost of a written prescription is £26.63
Prices correct as of 31st January 2020.