Farm Medicines

Larkmead Vets offers a dispensing service for its farm animal clients.

If you wish to place an order for repeat medication, please contact our Pharmacy Manager Lucy Rivers.

Please give us 48 hours (2 working days) notice. To safe guard your accounts we are unable to dispense without approval from a vet which is why we require 48 hours notice for medicines.

A Good Quality Service and Price

Larkmead is a member of the XLVets, a group of independently owned vets that have come together to enhance their purchasing power to achieve the best possible price on medicines, vaccinations and feeds.

Drug Collection Points

 

Cholsey

Pre-ordered drugs (before 2pm) can be collected from our Cholsey branch the next day - please contact the team regarding your order. We do keep a number of routine medications in stock.

Fleet Marson Office

Any pre-ordered drugs can be collected from our Fleet Marston Office on a Wednesday.

Orders must be placed by 2pm on a Monday for collection from Fleet Marston on Wednesday.  If you have an urgent requirement, please do contact us as we may be able to accomodate your order outside of these regular times.

We keep a selection of wormers and other parasitic preventions in stock so please contact us regarding your requirements.

The Fleet Marston Office address is:

Larkmead Veterinary Group, Unit 2, Fleet Marston Farm, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 OPZ  Tel: 01296 531970

Valley Veterinary Group, Reading

 
We offer a regular drop off for pre-ordered drugs at the Spencers Wood branch of the Valley Veterinary Group.
 
Orders must be placed with Larkmead by 2pm on Tuesday for a Wednesday morning drop off. Please ensure you make it clear when placing orders that you wish to collect from Spencers Wood. For vaccines or any other non-routine product orders please allow 48 hours (order by 4pm on Monday).
 
Time of Larkmead drop-off: 9.30am every Wednesday. Spencers Wood opening Hours are (Mon – Fri): 9am-12 noon & 5pm -7.30pm
 
The address for Valley Veterinary Group is:
Valley Veterinary Group, Ballimore Surgery, Old Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood, Reading, RG7 1AA Tel: 0118 988 4856
 

Donnington Grove Veterinary Group, Newbury

 
Orders must be placed with Larkmead by 2pm on Tuesday for pickup from Donnington Grove on Thursday.
 
The address for Donnington Grove is:
Donnington Grove Veterinary Group, Oxford Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JB  Tel: 01635 47170
 
 
 

Please place your orders with us at Larkmead Veterinary Group on 01491 651479 / 01296 531970 or pharmacy@larkmead.co.uk - please state your desired pick-up location when placing your order.           

 

 

Veterinary Medicine Regulations 2006

Many veterinary medicines are in the distribution category POM-V. These medicines may only be supplied by a veterinary surgeon, or by a pharmacist against a prescription written by a veterinary surgeon. POM-V medicines include all of the antibiotics, anaesthetics and hormones, together with some vaccines and other miscellaneous products.

Vets are only allowed to prescribe POM-V medicines for animals that are “under their care” and where a clinical assessment of the case has been made. However, where problems in a herd or flock are recurrent, it is allowable to prescribe medication for repeat use in different animals or groups, providing that the use is closely monitored. In practice, it has been accepted that this condition can be satisfied by a minimum of quarterly visits to the farm. Where medicine use is high or is increasing, these visits may have to be more frequent.

Some veterinary medicines are in the distribution category POM-VPS. These can be supplied by a veterinary surgeon, pharmacist or suitably qualified person at an agricultural merchants. A clinical assessment of the animal is not required before supply of these medicines and the animals do not have to be under the care of the supplier. Examples of these products are some of the vaccines, most anthelmintics and vitamin/mineral supplements.

Off - Licence Medicine Use

As part of your livestock’s treatment we may need to use a medicine ‘off-licence’ this is because there is not always a veterinary licensed medicine available for every situation.  Off licence medicines can be use in animals according to the cascade: there are documented dose rates and they are known to be safe. If you would like to know more about Larkmead Veterinary Groups policy on Off Licence Medicine Use double click to download this informative pdf or please talk to your vet.