Prescription Information

Please order your medication online here, and providing your pet is under our care you will be able to pick up your prescription in 2 working days.

If your vet has prescribed long term medication for your pet, you will need to be aware of the procedure that Larkmead Vets observes. We must comply with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations Act 2005 and with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons guidelines. For us to continue supplying medication your pet should be examined every 3 months. This is to ensure the drug is proving effective, the dosage is ideal for your pet and there are no undesirable side effects or masking of other conditions.

Between check-ups you will be able to request a repeat prescription. For most medications we require 48 hours (2 working days) notice before collection, although some specially ordered medicines might take a little longer.

There is a charge for the 3 month re-examination. This charge is part of your pets long term treatment and needs to be budgeted for. Please contact us if you would like an estimate of the costs per month for your pets care or if you would like any further information.

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 pharmacy.  A charge is made for written prescriptions and your pet will still be required to attend regular examinations in order that we can supply the prescription for an animal under our care. 

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. 

Nearly all medications have storage conditions that take into account temperature, light, position and humidity. Whilst these conditions may not have been breached, we cannot provide evidence on storage conditions outside of our control, and are therefore unable to reuse the medication for another animal.

From the wholesaler to the practice and whilst in the practice, the storage conditions are monitored and recorded.  This security stops as soon as the drugs leave the building. Hence, we recommend checking your medications carefully before leaving.

Off - Licence Medicine Use

As part of your pet’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, and can be extremely useful when treating your pet. If you would like to know more about Larkmead Vet's policy on Off - Licence Medicine Use just click on the link.