Veterinary Medicines

York Vet Supplies Ltd is run by a working veterinary practice that is registered and regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), this means that we have vets available to prescribe, dispense and provide advice on veterinary medicinal products. We are also approved by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to supply veterinary products via our registered qualified person(s).

Why do we ask for a prescription for some of our products?

Under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations the medicinal products available on this website fall under the follow legal categories:
POM-V (Prescription Only Medicine-Veterinarian)
POM-VPS (Prescription Only Medicine-Veterinarian, Pharmacist, SQP)
NFA-VPS (Non-food animal- Veterinarian, Pharmacist, SQP)
AVM-GSL (Authorised Veterinary Medicine – General Sales List)
POM-V products can only be supplied by a registered veterinary surgeon with a valid veterinary prescription. You must supply the original prescription to us before we can dispense the veterinary medicine. You can find a blank prescription template here

What is an SQP?

A Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) is a person qualified to prescribe and/or supply veterinary medicinal products under the veterinary medicines regulations. SQP’s are entitled to prescribe and supply all of the legal categories above except for POM-V products.

Why do we need to know about your animal(s)?

We may also ask for information about your animal(s) via a short form, this helps us to ensure that the product is suitable for your animal and can advise you of any side effects. We have an SQP available to talk through your purchased product.

What if you notice an adverse reaction with the product you have used?

If you find that any of the medication purchased has caused an adverse reaction known as SARSS ( suspected adverse reaction surveillance scheme), it should be reported to the VMD (Veterinary medicines directorate) on 01932 338427 and a MLA 252A form completed. The information required will include name of product, product and batch number, details of the symptoms and animal treated details. To download the yellow form please visit:

Where can you find information on the product?

The VMD produce a Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for all authorised medicinal products which can be found on their website in the Product Information Database. The SPC provides information on a product including active substances, indications, administrations and withdrawal periods etc.

Useful resources

A full list of registered practices can be found at the RCVS website:

A list of qualified SQPs can be found via the following link: