Dispensing of drugs and the provision of written prescriptions

Your Veterinary Surgeon may prescribe veterinary medicinal products only for the animals
under his/her care and following a clinical assessment of the animal
The general policy of Rainbow Equine Hospital is to re assess the horse/pony requiring a
repeat prescription at least every 6 months but this may vary with individual circumstances.
When you request any medication or written prescription, your horse’s medical history will
be checked. The clinical history may advise for a consultation to be carried out to check your
horse’s health or if they have not been seen within the last 6 months. This may be carried
out at the practice premises or a visit to your yard. The standard charge for the examination
is £50.00 plus VAT, including a visit. If a blood sample is required, this will incur an additional
You can obtain the relevant medicinal products from us or have a written prescription for
£14.75 plus £14.75per repeat request which will allow you to obtain the drugs from another
veterinary practice or pharmacy.
Please allow 24 hours’ notice when ordering drugs or written prescriptions to enable us
enough time to process the request and have a Veterinary Surgeon authorise your request.
You may ask the price of any drugs. Please ask at reception for further advise or if you would
like a copy of this notice.