Changes To Prescribing Rules
New prescribing rules are coming into force by the RCVS regarding veterinarian prescription only medicine. Some have been in place since September last year and others are being introduced in January 24. The idea of these new rules is to help tackle antibiotic resistance, environmental impact, and support safe prescribing.
Depending on the medication you receive regularly you may not notice any changes however certain areas particularly surrounding flea and worming medication are changing.
One of the main changes is the classification of flea/tick and wormer products, for dispensing these are to be treated the same as all other veterinary prescribed medication. This will mean that before new prescriptions can be dispensed pets will need an appointment with a vet for a health check. They will also still be required to be checked a minimum of every 12 months to continue on the same medication. This may be more frequent depending on the medication. Should you wish to change your pets flea/tick wormer product this would be treated as a new prescription.
We understand that this change may be inconvenient for you, but these changes have been brought in by the RVCS not us and we ask that you are considerate in your communications with staff. Our aim is to help you at all times whilst remaining compliant with the new guidance.
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