Pharmacy

We keep a well stocked pharmacy on site at the surgery, to enable us to prescribe medications in accordance with the cascade system. The cascade is a legal obligation placed on veterinary surgeons which dictates how to prescribe medication for your pet. Wherever available, vets must use medications specifically authorised for the correct species of animal and the specific condition diagnosed.

However, if the drug is unavailable for whatever reason, or if no such drug exists, or if the animal has an adverse reaction to the drug, then vets are allowed to use other medications normally prescribed for people.
 
All prescription medications can only be provided after they have been authorised by a veterinary surgeon. As it is usually nurses or receptionists taking requests for repeat medication over the telephone, we politely request 24 hours notice in order for the vet to check the patient records and to authorise the medication requested. The rule also applies to most products for the treatment of fleas and worms, and also many of the shampoos prescribed, even though you may not think that they are prescription only medications. A vet’s signature is also required by law on any prescription medication leaving the building, as it is necessary for the vet to check what has been put into the box, pot or bag.
 
Repeat prescriptions are generally provided on a monthly basis, but on occasion we are able to provide medication for up to 3 months. We are obliged by law to examine our patients who are requesting repeat medications at least once every 6 months to continue to provide most prescriptions , but if you have a pet with a heart condition or other condition prone to rapid changes, or, who in our clinical judgement, would benefit from more frequent check ups, we may ask you to return every 3 months.

 
 
 

 
 

OPENING HOURS

Monday................................8.30am - 7pm

Tuesday...............................8.30am - 7pm

Wednesday......................8.30am - 7pm

Thursday............................8.30am - 7pm

Friday....................................8.30am - 7pm

Saturday..............................8.30am - 4pm

Sunday................................10.00am - 1pm

APPOINTMENTS

Consultations available by appointment during the adjacent opening times.  

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EMERGENCY CARE

Outside of the usual surgery hours please call 01489 607001 for our emergency service.

CONTACT US

178 Locks Road

Locks Heath

Southampton

SO31 6LE

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