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 £28.66 + 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. The cost of a written prescription is £20.32

Prices correct as of 31st January 2020.