Can a vet prescribe medicine without seeing you?
A veterinarian shall not prescribe, dispense or administer any prescription drug without the establishment of a veterinarian/client/patient relationship.
How do you know if you have a bad vet?
13 Signs You Need to Switch Veterinarians
- You feel out of the loop. Your vet tells you what she is going to do but doesn’t explain any specifics with you.
- She doesn’t respect you. She openly disagrees or doesn’t support most of your pet-parenting decisions.
- Your vet is offended.
- He dismisses your concerns.
Can I get a prescription off my vet?
When your pet needs long term or less urgent medication you can buy it from your veterinary practice or you can request a written prescription and buy the medication elsewhere – which often works out cheaper.
Can vets lie to you?
Vets usualy are brutally honest. They will very rarely sugarcoat, unlike medicos. But if you have found one that lies then i am sure you will find another one that doesnt. I would not lie to my clients on an ethical basis, and I actually rarely lie otherwise because I am really bad at it!
Is it bad to switch vets?
Many veterinarians require a check-in visit for new clients. But even if they don’t, it’s good to take your pet in so that both of you can meet their new vet. If your pet gets stressed out about going to the vet, bring them to the new office a few times and just give them a treat there, then leave.
How many times can you use a vet prescription?
A repeat prescription is a written prescription that can be used more than once. If your pet is on long term medication or preventative treatment, and is stable, your vet may be happy to provide you with a prescription that will last until your next check-up. This is usually between 3 – 6 months.
What do vets have to do before prescribing medication to animals?
In addition, we are required to have carried out a clinical assessment of the patient before prescribing medication, and we are also obliged to make sure that the animal has been seen recently enough that they are genuinely “under our care”. For most vets and most animals]
Is it legal to have more than one animal on a prescription?
It is lawful to include more than one animal on one prescription, but for dogs and cats (as opposed to farm animals), it would be very rare and again, isn’t seen as best practice.
How long do prescriptions for veterinary medicines last?
Buying online is great – just make sure you’re using a legit company; I’d recommend you choose one accredited by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s AIRS scheme. In reality, the length of time a written prescription can last for is specified in law – 6 months for most drugs, 28 days for the majority of controlled drugs.
Can a vet be struck off for breaching the law?
When I first qualified, it was drilled into us that the easiest way for a vet to be struck off was to breach the medicines laws, and that’s not something I’m willing to do. What laws govern medicines?
Can a vet refuse to renew your cat’s prescription?
I did not have pet insurance and found that the frequent vet visits were not only traumatizing my cat but my wallet as well. When the vet recently refused to renew my cat’s prescription without a panel of tests that would run me $538, I decided to call other vets for a quote. What I found out about my veterinarian shocked me.
Is it good to rip off a veterinarian?
You are such a liar! Veterinary students are given lectures called “Greed is good!” They are informed HOW to rip people off and are highly encouraged to do so.
What did the new veterinarian say about my cat?
The new veterinarian took the time to go through my paperwork and explain the labs to me. He said that while my cat was in the early stages of “kidney failure,” kidney disease i s very slow to develop. It can take years. In the past two years, my cat’s lab work had barely changed.
What to do if your veterinarian is overcharging you?
What to do if you think your veterinarian is overcharging you. Ask for a breakdown of every charge and the name of every test or procedure that is being done or recommended. Call around to other local vets for rates.