About Veterinary Medicines

Our premises are approved by the Veterinary Medicine Directorate (VMD) as a retailer of veterinary medicinal products by suitably qualified persons (SQP'S). See the register of approved premises.

How does this affect you?

Our Veterinary Medicines must be prescribed by a suitable qualified person (SQP), so we need gather as much information about the animals to be treated so that we can make sure it is the most suitable product to use. When purchasing a veterinary medicine you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire. The range of veterinary medicines available to Suitably Qualified Person's (SQPs) fall within the follow distribution classifications:
  • POM-VPS (Prescription Only Medicine - Veterinarian, Pharmacist, SQP)
  • NFA-VPS (Non-Food Animal - Veterinarian, Pharmacist, SQP)
  • AVM-GSL (Authorised Veterinary Medicine - General Sales List)

In broad terms, the POM-VPS medicines are those in farm animals and horses used to reduce or prevent effects of endemic disease in herds, flocks or individual animals (e.g. internal and external parasites in farm animals and horses, and some vaccines), where there are risks for the user/animal/consumer/environment but these can be moderated by oral or written advice from professional non-vets.

Similarly, the NFA-VPS medicines are only for use in non-food animals where they may be used routinely to prevent or limit the effects of endemic disease (e.g. internal and external parasites), where there are risks for the user/animal/consumer/environment but these can be moderated by oral or written advice, and where the animal keeper can be given sufficient practical advice to permit effective and safe usage. An SQP is entitled to prescribe and/or supply the categories of product that fall within the scope of the qualification they have obtained and the registration they hold.

What is an SQP?

Most of our staff are SQP's, see the register of SQP's.

A Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) is an animal medicines advisor, a legal category of professionally qualified persons who are entitled to prescribe and/or supply certain veterinary medicines under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.

It is the duty of an SQP to ensure that the statutory requirements in respect of the prescription and/or supply of certain veterinary medicines are respected, advising on choice of medicine and their safe and effective use. The SQP is responsible for ensuring this irrespective of how the product is supplied, e.g. supply from a registered retail premises, postal supply, from a website, etc. To find out more click here.

For information or advice on any of our products you can contact one of our Suitably Qualified Person's below.

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Hayley Wood

SQP Number: QR14108
Permissible Medicines: All VPS Medicines

Alternative SQP: Contact her on 01845 522611 or by email: hayley@greensfarmsupplies.co.uk

We reserve the right not to supply any medicine at our own discretion.