3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.5.1 Prescription requirements for POM-V, POM-VPS and medicines supplied under the veterinary Cascade

The following must be present for a veterinary medicine prescription to be valid:

  1. Name, address, telephone number, qualification and signature of the prescriber. Where Schedule 2 or 3 CDs have been prescribed, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) registration number of the prescriber must also be included.

  2. Name and address of the owner.

  3. Identification and species of the animal and its address (if different from the owner’s address).

  4. Date. prescriptions are valid for six months or shorter if indicated by the prescriber (the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has confirmed in the case of repeatable prescriptions all