All clients please read the information regarding dispensing of flea and worming treatment, effective from January 2024 onwards.
We continue to ask that clients DO NOT attend practice if they have, or suspect they have, COVID-19. Thank you.

In early January 2024, new legislation came into force that may affect you and your pet(s) next time you need anti-parasite treatments (the routine flea and worming treatments). Where we could previously dispense for up to 12 months from the date of their last visit, we are now likely to have to see your pet again before we can dispense any more medication.

Any of these products classed as 'Prescription-Only Medicines - Vet' (POM-V on the box), which includes most of the flea and worming treatments we routinely dispense in-practice, can only now be prescribed following a physical examination. Once this is done, the vet can leave a note to say that we continue to dispense that same product for a period of time up to 12 months (at their discretion). Unfortunately, if you wish to change product, or your pet changes into a different weight category, we will then need to see them again before we can provide an alternative product.

We appreciate this is quite a big change, and will be quite frustrating in the short term but as these are government regulations we must follow the guidance we are given.



If you would like to read more about the changes, you can do so here.