How To Ask Your Vet for A Prescription

When asking for a script – our suggestions

Most vets are happy to provide a prescription to their clients, and prescriptions are requested every day.

When asking for a prescription, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • They’re not obliged to write you a script on request.
    It’s their choice, and they may require examining your pet in person.
  • Sourcing affordable medicine is in the interest of the pet.
    Most vets will prioritise the cost and experience over personally selling the medication.
  • They may charge a fee for writing the script.
    Vets typically charge between $10 and $20. In most cases, buying from PetScripts is still cheaper than buying from a vet.
  • If your pet is in critical need of this medicine, your vet will advise you to purchase in-clinic.
    This avoids delays in giving it to your pet.
  • Vets often take comfort writing a script knowing that PetScripts uses Australian pharmacists and requires a prescription.
    Where there are any doubts, vets are encouraged to call PetScripts to confirm for themselves.
  • If your vet is unwilling to write a prescription or you feel the fee is excessive, you can raise your concerns with them.
    If you are still uncomfortable, you may consider seeking out another vet.
  • Not all vets have a prescription pad handy.
    Consider printing out and taking a copy of our prescription template with you.