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Veterinary medicines: advice for pharmacists

There are specific requirements for prescribing and supplying veterinary medicines by pharmacists.



In addition to supplying medicines against a prescription from a vet, pharmacists may also supply certain medicines against a prescription from a pharmacist.

Only vets can diagnose clinical conditions in animals.

Information covered includes:

  • regulation of veterinary medicines
  • distribution categories of veterinary medicines
  • prescribing, dispensing and supply
  • prescription responsibilities when supplying veterinary medicines
  • record keeping
  • internet retail of veterinary medicines
  • use of human medicines in animals