The Budget Vet's Prescription Protocol

  • Veterinary Surgeons can prescribe Prescription only Medication – Veterinary (POM-V) medications providing the patients are under their care and have received a clinical assessment.
  • The Surgeon must be satisfied that the owner will use the product safely and intends to use if for the purpose for which it is authorized.
  • Advice should be given on the safe administration. Any warning or contra indications on the label or package leaflet should be explained.
  • The Surgeon must not prescribe more than the minimum amount required for the treatment.
  • Patients on repeat medication must have a checkup examination every 3 months.
  • Prescriptions must be ordered 24 hours before collection from the surgery and cannot be posted.