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How to qualify to prescribe or supply animal medicines

About becoming a suitably qualified person (SQP) who can prescribe or supply animal medicines.



An SQP is a category of professionally qualified persons who are entitled to prescribe and/or supply certain veterinary medicinal products.

Information covered includes:

  • the categories of medicine that an SQP can prescribe and/or supply
  • the different types of SQP
  • what a qualified veterinary nurse needs to do to become an SQP to prescribe or supply veterinary medicines
  • what others need to do to become an SQP