Veterinary surgeons in the UK can prescribe veterinary diets and nutritional supplements as well as products classified as POM-VPS, NFA-VPS and AVM-GSL. The prescribing of POM-V medications, via virtual consult is currently not permitted in the UK.
Prescribing via remote means, the veterinary surgeon, pharmacist, or suitably qualified person (SQP) must be satisfied that:
Alternative, non-POM-V medications are not suitable for the situation.
The benefits outweigh any risks.
Follow-up service is available, whether through the initial veterinarian or the client's home veterinarian*.
*In the event you are unavailable for the client through Vetster, follow up services are communicated to the client post appointment via email.