When your pet is ready to go home, the clinician will contact you to arrange a discharge appointment. They will go through the potential diagnosis, treatment and any discharge instructions with you and explain any ongoing medications or care that your pet needs.
Prescriptions for Medications
Veterinary surgeons may only prescribe prescription only medicines, category V (POM V’s) for animals under their care. For pets with an on-going disease condition we class ‘under their care’ as having been seen within the last three months.
We will normally dispense short courses of medication that your pet will require on discharge. You are entitled to ask for a prescription for any medications that we recommend for your pet and a fee is charged for prescription writing. Please note we cannot take responsibility for medications purchased elsewhere.
If you are left with any medication following your pets treatment, please feel free to bring this back to us or your local veterinary practice for appropriate disposal. We are unable to offer any refunds for medications that have left our premises.
Who owns my pet’s records?
Case records and similar documents are the property of, and retained by DWR Veterinary Specialists. Copies, with a summary of the clinical history can be passed to another veterinary surgeon on request. It may be necessary during the course of investigations to take radiographs or scans. Ownership of these images remains with DWR Veterinary Specialists.