If it is preferred, then prescriptions for animal medicines can be supplied in order that medicines can be purchased from a pharmacy. Please note that due to European law, the specific medicine that is on the prescription must be supplied and if the pharmacy does not carry the particular brand that we are confident to prescribe, there may be a delay in obtaining the necessary treatment for your pet.
Please note that we require at least three working-days notice to prepare prescriptions.
Animals that are on long-term medication need repeat supplies of their medication and this can be arranged. However, it is very important to remember that diseases progress over time, either for better or for worse, and therefore the original medication might no longer be appropriate at a later date.
It is for this reason that the law states that animals have to be under our care in order for us to supply medication.
Consequently, for us to give your animals the best care that we can it is necessary for us to decide the most suitable interval between check-ups for those on long-term medication. For some patients this might be as long as six months, for others it may be less. In all cases, the practice staff will explain this when long-term medication is first deemed to be necessary.