INFORMATION ABOUT PRESCRIPTIONS AND LONG TERM MEDICATION.
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 which means that we must examine our patients on a regular basis to comply with the law. This ensures we prescribe the right medicine at the right dose for that particular condition and horse and can monitor for any long term adverse side effects. As a result we will need to see any horse on long term medication every 6 months.
The same applies for written prescriptions to enable you to purchase medicines from a 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.
Clients: Please use the form below to request repeat prescriptions for your horse. Please allow at least 2 working days notice so that your request can be authorised by a veterinary surgeon.
If you require medications for more than one horse, please submit a separate request for each one.
We generally ask to re-examine your horse every 3 months, to look for any changes in the condition and for any side effects or new problems. The law requires that this check is done when prescribing prescription only medicines.