Can a veterinarian prescribe medication?

Can a veterinarian prescribe medication?

Veterinarians are the only health care professionals who are legally allowed to prescribe, dispense or furnish dangerous drugs to animals, after meeting certain requirements.

How do I get a prescription from my vet?

How do I get a prescription? You will need to ask your vet. The law changed in 2005 requiring vets to allow their clients to buy medicines from the supplier of their choice. Your vet will be familiar with this procedure and will provide a signed prescription on request.

Can Online veterinarians prescribe medication?

This web-based veterinary service connects you to a vet or a vet tech via email, phone, or chat and is available 24/7. Their team can answer questions and give guidance about your pet’s health, but they cannot prescribe medicine. Whisker Docs has options for both subscriptions and one-time visits.

Can vets refuse to give you a prescription?

The only reason a veterinarian may refuse to give you a written prescription is for a justifiable veterinary medical reason such as a need to examine or monitor the animal. If they are willing to dispense the medication to you, there is no acceptable reason to refuse to give you a written prescription.

Can my vet charge me for a prescription?

Your Vet is legally obliged to issue you with a prescription should they determine POM-V products are necessary, but they are allowed to make a reasonable charge for doing so. This is a nominal fee and should not be excessive or to prevent you from purchasing a product.

Why do vets charge so much for prescriptions?

It comes from the fees animal owners pay, and historically, vets have used markups on medicines (usually a 1-200% markup, which is a LOT less than most high street chains!) to subsidise the business, keeping professional fees (consult charges etc) lower than they otherwise would be.

Where can I find a veterinarian in my area?

Whether you’re looking for an RCVS-accredited general practice or award-winning veterinary hospital, Specialist or Advanced Practitioner veterinary surgeons, or a practice that treats everything from alpacas to zebras, you can search for, and find, all your veterinary practice needs here.

How can I find a PennHIP veterinarian by name?

You can search by location or by name. Search by Location allows you to search for PennHIP veterinarians based on geographic location. Search by Name allows you to search for PennHIP veterinarians by member name or practice name. Select the search method by clicking on the section header.

Where can I find an animal behavior Doctor?

Use the map and search fields above to find an AVSAB member veterinarian, veterinary behaviorist, or PhD behaviorist who accepts animal behavior cases in your area. You can zoom in and out of the map using the controls on the left.

Can a CAAB prescribe medication for an animal?

CAABs are qualified to evaluate and manage behavioral problems in animals, but cannot prescribe medications. They typically work closely with a veterinarian who can. Note: In order for a veterinarian to prescribe medication, a valid doctor-patient relationship with the animal is required.

How to find a veterinarian in your area?

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Can you send a prescription to an online vet?

If you visit an in-person vet, you can often ask them to send a prescription to an online pet pharmacy such as or 1-800-Pet-Meds to have it filled and delivered to your door. This can sometimes be cheaper than buying directly through your local veterinarian’s office. How Do I Know if My Pet Needs to See a Vet?

Where can I find list of mobile vets?

Our House Call Veterinary directory lists mobile Vets as well as Vet clinics & hospitals that make house calls. Need a Zip? Our Equine/Horse Vet directory includes Equine-only Specialists and Vets who treat horses & other animals. Need a Zip?

Where can I find a ZIP code for a vet?

Search our entire directory for a Veterinarian near you. Need a Zip? Whether you have an emergency or just need information, you can find answers here. Need a Zip? Our Holistic and Alternative directory includes veterinarians, chiropractors, dentists & other non-medical pros.