Larkmead Equine Vets offers a prescription medicine dispensing service for our equine clients. Before placing your order, please ensure you have read and understood our Medication Ordering Terms at the bottom of this page.
A Good Quality Service and Price – Larkmead is a member of XLVets, a group of independently owned vets that have come together to enhance their purchasing power to achieve the best possible price on medicines and vaccinations.
Registered Clients Only
Your animals will need to be registered with Larkmead Vets for you to use our prescription service.
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 your premises. 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-Label Medicine Use
As part of your animal’s/livestock’s treatment, we may need to use a medicine ‘off-label’ this is because there is not always a veterinary licensed medicine available for every situation. Off-label medicines can be used 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-Label Medicine Use.
Age Limit for Collection
Anyone collecting prescription medication from our vet practices must be over 18 years of age.
You may obtain the relevant veterinary medicinal products from Larkmead Veterinary Group OR ask for a prescription and obtain these medicines from another veterinary surgeon or supplier. A charge is made for written prescriptions we will still be required to attend regular examinations in order that we can supply the prescription for an animal under our care. Please be aware that we have no control over third-party suppliers and cannot take responsibility for any medications or other products they may supply to you.
Please note that we are unable to refund any medication once it has been taken off the premises – please check the contents of your order before leaving and let a member of the team know if you have any concerns. This is because;