On September 1st we have seen new prescription recommendations from the RCVS – Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons which will come into action on 12th January 2024
We are asking for our loyal clients’ patience and understanding while veterinary practices across the country try to change their protocols to reflect the new requirements from the RCVS.
In many cases protocols will be very similar and might not impact you at all, but you may notice some slight changes to your practices protocol in prescriptions and we ask that you remain understanding while this is implemented.
One of the biggest factors that may impact you as a client is that anti-parasitics (flea, worm and tick treatment) are going to be in the same band as antimicrobials and important drugs meaning that there needs to be a physical assessment and a physical examination before the *new* prescription of an anti-parasitic. This could result in slightly more regular, in practice, checks than you are currently used to.
NB ‘new prescription’ refers to a different drug, different dose, different frequency than your pet is currently on, or when your current prescription comes to an end.