You may obtain relevant veterinary medicinal products for your pet from your veterinary surgeon OR ask for a written prescription so that you can obtain these medicines from another veterinary surgeon or a pharmacy. The cost of a written prescription is currently £18.25, plus £8.22 for each additional medication on the prescription.
Your veterinary surgeon can only prescribe relevant veterinary medicinal products following a clinical assessment of the pet under his or her care. The general policy of this practice is to re-assess a pet requiring repeat prescriptions or supplies of relevant veterinary medicinal products every 3 months, but this may vary with individual circumstances. The standard charge for a re-examination consultation is currently £40.00
You should allow at least 2 working days notice for your request to be authorised by a veterinary surgeon. If the medication is require more urgently, please phone the surgery on 0118 9574488.
Please note that a written prescription may not be appropriate in all cases and in particular for pets that are in-patients or in cases where immediate treatment is necessary.
Further information on the prices of medicines and treatments is available on request.