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Some of the medications we prescribe to your pet are known as Prescription Only Medicines – Veterinary (POM-V), which means that they can only be prescribed by a veterinary surgeon following clinical assessment of your pet.

These medications can either be supplied by us, or you can ask for a written prescription and obtain them from another veterinary surgeon or a pharmacist.

The cost of a prescription is £10.00

Your veterinary surgeon may prescribe POM-Vs only for animals under their care, and giving you a written prescription may not be appropriate if your pet is an in-patient or if immediate treatment is necessary.

You will be informed, on request, of the price of any medicine that may be prescribed for your animal.

The general policy of Abbeyfields Veterinary Centre, in accordance with guidelines set out to us by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, is to re-assess animals requiring repeat prescriptions every 3 months, but this may vary with individual circumstances. The standard charge for a tablet check is £45.00.

Repeat Prescription Checks:

Guidelines set out by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons state that vets are required to re-examine animals that are on repeat prescriptions with enough frequency to know that their patients are safe and suited to their long term medication. As a general rule at Abbeyfields, we take this to be every 3 months.

The advantages of this are that we are able to carefully monitor your pet’s health and response to treatment, and make adjustments as and when they are necessary. A clinical examination by a vet will often pick up subtle changes that aren’t always obvious to you as the owner, and by seeing your pet at regular intervals we will be able to medicate your pet more accurately.

We understand that costs can often deter people from visiting and we have therefore competitively priced our tablet checks at £45.00.