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Prescriptions

Why do I need a Prescription?

Many of the products we sell are categorised as POM-V. This means they are prescription only medications and we need a written prescription from your vet so that we can supply it.  The prescription symbol on the left is on display by the product photo if that is the case.

How can I get a Prescription?

Ask your veterinary practice for one. If your vet has suggested some treatment for your pet then he/she must write you a prescription if you request one. Many practices have their own prescription forms but you can download a blank template here for your vet to complete.

Will my vet charge me for writing the prescription?

Yes, that is likely. However, under pharmacy regulations, he/she must not make an unreasonable charge. Usually it is still cheaper to pay your vet for the prescription then get the medication through our website.

How long does the prescription last?

It will be valid for six months from the date of issue, so you have to request the medication within this time.  Prescriptions for certain scheduled drugs such as epiphen / phenobarbitone have to be fulfilled within 28 days.

Do I have to buy the whole prescription at once?

No, once we have the prescription you can buy the medication in batches if you like. That’ll help you spread the cost of your pet’s treatment.

What if my pet needs the medication urgently?

You should ask your vet to give your pet any treatment that he/she needs in the next few days, especially any emergency treatment. Any ongoing treatment could then be obtained from us with a prescription.

When will you dispatch the Medication? Will you accept an e-mailed copy?

We aim to dispense and dispatch the medication within 24 hrs of receiving the prescription. We prefer the signed original to be sent to us. However we will accept a fax or scanned copy by e-mail as long as the scan is of excellent quality and the prescription can be easily read. Photos are not of good enough quality for us to accept.

 

How do I send the Prescription to Vetimed?

Please ensure you write your order number on the prescription before sending it

By Upload    Upload your prescription now

Place your order first and write your order number on the prescription.
Upload a flat bed scan of the prescription, as a pdf or jpg file.
Please don't send us a photo of the prescription

E-mail        info@vetimed.co.uk

Place your order first and write your order number on the prescription.
Attach a flat bed scan of the prescription, as a pdf or jpg file.
Please don't send us a photo of the prescription.

Fax           01980 801801

Place your order first and write your order number on the prescription before faxing it.

Post           Vetimed (Prescription), Unit 27, Mills Way Business Centre, Amesbury, SP4 7AU

Place your order first then write your order number on the prescription before posting it.