Quick Answer: Do Vets Charge For Prescriptions?

Getting A Prescription:

You can request your vet for a prescription after they have seen your animal, unfortunately, vets can charge for writing a prescription.

Do vets charge for writing a prescription?

There is no written prescription and no fee if the owner buys medication from the vet. A typical vet practice generates about one third of its income from ‘non-clinical’ services such as selling specialist foods, and from dispensing medicine.

Are vets obliged to give you a prescription?

Your Vet is legally obliged to issue you with a prescription should they determine POM-V products are neccessary, but they are allowed to make a resonable charge for doing so.

Do I need a prescription for Bravecto?

Many of the most common topical flea medications such as Frontline Plus, Advantage II and K9 Advantix II do not require a prescription. Some of the newer oral flea and tick medications such as NexGard and Bravecto are classified as prescription medications.

Can a vet refuse to write 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.

What needs to be on a veterinary prescription?

A written prescription for a veterinary medicine must include the following information:

  • Name, address and telephone number of the person prescribing the product.
  • Qualifications of the person prescribing the product (it is good practice to include their RCVS or SQP number)