Shepherds the Vets – Repeat prescription policy  

Shepherds the Vets – Repeat Prescription Policy

A practice can only prescribe POM V medicines for an animal under the care of the prescribing veterinary surgeon and following their clinical assessment of the animals.

The RCVS interpret as “under the care“ as

  • The Vet must have been given responsibility for the health of the animal by the owner or owners agent.
  • The responsibility must be real not nominal.
  • The animal must have been seen immediately before prescription or recently enough or often enough for the veterinary surgeon to have personal knowledge of the animal to make a diagnosis and prescribe.
  • It is not under his care where there has been no physical examination.

Medical Prescriptions

  • Dispensed prescriptions, the preferred option is a prescription for 1 month, but can issue up to a maximum of 3 months if requested.
  • A written prescription can be given for a maximum of 3 months.
  • The prescription is animal specific. The animal must have been examined as per Vet’s request, however the period between examinations must never be longer than 6 months.

Flea/Worm Prevention Prescriptions

  • Dispensed prescriptions, the preferred option is for 3 months, but can issue up to a maximum of 12 months if requested.
  • A written prescription should be given for 12 months period (the prescription must be used within 6 months).
  • The prescription is animal specific. The animal must have been examined within the last 12 months.
  • An up to date weight for the animal is required.
  • The prescription should be in the form of the full 12 months in one script with no repeats.

General Information

  • Prescriptions should never be sent by post.
  • If the request is declined the practice will contact the owner to discuss the next steps.

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