We work with farmers to focus on reducing antibiotic use & we offer competitively priced medicines

Pharmacy & In-house Laboratory

The Uttoxeter practice has a fully stocked farm animal pharmacy where all medication is dispensed.We stock a supply of all commonly used medicines and have a delivery on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The pharmacy opening hours are Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 17.00

From 1st September 2023 the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS, regulatory body for the veterinary profession in the UK) introduced new guidance on prescribing prescription-only medicines.

What has changed?

With effect from 1st September when prescribing antibiotics, antifungals, and antiparasitics for production/farmed animals, the veterinary surgeon prescribing the medications must have an in-depth knowledge of the premises, including its production systems, the environment, disease challenges and the general health status of the herd, flock or group.

Veterinary surgeons should have attended and inspected the premises and physically examined at least one representative animal prior to prescribing, recently enough to ensure they have adequate current information and knowledge to prescribe responsibly, effectively, and taking into consideration any available production data and diagnostic laboratory results.

What does this change mean for you?

With immediate effect when ordering medicines from Glenthorne Vets Farm Office, all medicine requests, without exception, must be authorised and checked by a farm vet.  

We ask that at least 24hours notice is given when requesting medication, particularly if you are planning to collect on a Saturday morning. 

If you choose to call in to the practice ‘when passing’ to collect medicines which have not been pre-ordered you may be asked to wait to enable us to get authorisation from a farm vet, particularly if one is not readily available on site. This is extremely likely on Saturday mornings when the farm office is closed and the farm vets on duty are unlikely to be on site due to being out on visits so not readily available to authorise medication requests. 

Medicines required for Saturday collection must be requested before 4.00pm on the Friday before and can be collected from our small animal reception between 8.30 - 4.00pm on the Saturday. We understand there will be occasions when medicines will be required urgently on a Saturday, but please once again be aware there may well be a wait for these to be authorised and dispensed if the duty farm vets are not on site.

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Farm Office on 01889 567200 or speak to one of our farm vets. 


If your requirement is non-urgent please email to place your order. Alternatively, you can phone the Farm Office on 01889 567200.

Worm Egg Counts

Our in-house lab facilities offer FEC, colostrum quality and total protein testing.

We have an OvaCyteTM in house.OvaCyteTM  brings laboratory-standard parasitology diagnostics direct to the Farm Office – that is, the point of care, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory testing.

Our vets simply inject a prepared faecal sample into OvaCyte™’s proprietary consumable cassette, and the rest of the diagnostic process is fully automated, with results accessible in minutes.

Laboratory Testing

We can also send samples to a variety of specialist labs for a wide range of tests for all species.

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