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Medicines Regulations
Taking stock: ensuring accurate medicines records
  1. Ruth Vernon

    Ruth Vernon graduated from Liverpool in 1982 and worked in mixed practice for 25 years. In 2007 she left practice and is now a large animal veterinary adviser for a pharmaceutical company. She is past‐president of the British Cattle Veterinary Association and has lectured on the BVA pharmacy course.


STOCK management is just one of the many things that veterinary surgeons in practice have to consider. However, it must be given serious thought, not least because profitability is affected if it is not done properly. Additionally, there are also legal responsibilities that have to be fulfilled under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations. Ruth Vernon discusses what information needs to be recorded to allow a practice to respond to, say, a batch recall, and ways to ensure accurate stock control.

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