Veterinary Prescription Medication can now be dispensed from Creigiau Pharmacy, call us on 02920891138 to get a FREE quote and place your order.
All prescription only medicines (POM-V) can be dispensed by Creigiau Pharmacy. If your pet has regular medication you are entitled to ask your vet for a prescription to be dispensed by a pharmacist. The vet will write a prescription, in much the same way as your family doctor and then give it to you.
A veterinary prescription needs the following details:
• Name & Address of Vet • Professional Qualifications • Date Details of the Animal/s to be treated • Name and Address of the Owner • Details of the medication, including drug, dose and quantity •How many times the prescription may be repeated (if any) • The Phrase “For animal use only, for an animal under my care” or similar and the wording The medicine is to be used under the prescribing cascade • Signature of your Vet (in ink)
Prescription medicines can only be supplied once we have received a prescription that has been signed by your vet. If we are at all unsure about anything stated on your prescription we may call your vet to clarify this. We will need the original prescriptions – faxed or photocopies are not accepted.
Ask your vet to fill out the number of times the prescription can be repeated. This will make your re-ordering easy.
Drop the prescription in at Creigiau Pharmacy and we will process the prescription immediately and order any items which are not stocked for delivery the next working day. With our delivery service we are more than happy to deliver any items we have to order in.
Veterinary Prescription FAQs
What is a veterinary prescription?
A veterinary prescription is the same as a medical prescription you would get yourself from your doctor – but of course it is for your pet. It includes information such as the product/drug name, dosage, patient and prescriber details.
How do I get a prescription for my pet’s medication?
Ask your vet. On request you should be provided with a written prescription. Ask your vet to fill out the number of times the prescription can be repeated. This will make your re-ordering easy.
Your vet can charge any fee they wish but it is usually around £4-£8, some don’t charge.
If your vet writes you a prescription that is repeatable or lasts for a certain amount of time it will be kept on our files and you can order against the prescription as and when required until the prescription runs out.
Can my vet refuse to issue a prescription?
Your vet cannot refuse to issue a written prescription for medication that they have established your pet requires, however, they can charge a small fee for doing so. Legally an animal that a vet writes a prescription for must be registered with the practice.