Written Prescriptions

You can request a written prescription for your pet's medication which we are able to provide for animals under our care. Written prescriptions can be used to source your pet's medication from another veterinary practice or pharmacy.

  • All medication requests and written prescriptions are processed in the same way and require a minimum of 2 working days to process.
  • Our Vets review each request, pet's clinical notes and authorise further medication use.
  • Written prescriptions can in some circumstances be written for several uses, this will depend on the patients medication and interval for further examination.
  • Medication such as controlled drugs, will be for one use only and the quantity will be restricted.
  • Written prescriptions are usually valid for 6 months in the case of POM-V medication (unless a shorter period is stated). Written prescriptions for controlled drugs are valid for 28 days (unless a shorter period stated).
  • In accordance with RCVS regulations, all pets receiving prescription medicines must be regularly re-examined by a vet. The nature of your pet's condition and type of medication, will determine how often we need to see them. You will be advised when your next review appointment is due.

To order your pet's written prescription

You can do one of the following:

  • Email: info@focusreferrals.co.uk
  • Phone us on 01295 238160

Please provide us with details of your pet and the items you are requesting. Requests take a minimum of 2 days to process and then ideally be collected from our premises in Banbury. If postage is requested, a postage fee will apply and we cannot be responsible for their storage conditions or guarantee of delivery once they have left the premises.


  • One Item: £16.00
  • Two items: £18.50
  • Three items: £21.00

Payment is required when your written prescription is collected or can be taken over the phone in advance. Please advise us of your choice

Refunds cannot be issued on Written Prescriptions once processed