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.