About Product Classification
Like human pharmaceuticals, animal medicines are strictly regulated. With effect from 30th October 2005, all animal medicines are classed into one of four categories which are shown below. These classifications relate to all the products on this website. To make purchasing easier, this classification will be shown after each product name.
- 1) POM-V
Prescribed by a veterinary surgeon and supplied by a veterinary surgeon or pharmacist.
- 2) POM-VPS
Prescribed and supplied by a veterinary surgeon, pharmacist or suitably qualified person.
- 3) NFA-VPS
Supplied by a veterinary surgeon, pharmacist or a suitably qualified person.
- 4) AVM-GSL
Supplied by any retailer.
Small Animal Exemption Scheme.