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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.
  • SAES
    Small Animal Exemption Scheme.
If you're unsure about any of the classification, don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team on 02476960694 or