Quick Answer: The vet is within their rights to decline to write a prescription.


Though most Vets will write a prescription on request, in Australia, they are not obliged by law to do so. Most Vets will require an in-person consultation with the animal before prescribing, depending on the concern and vet.


If a vet is unwilling to write a prescription or the fee seems excessive, you can raise your concerns to the vet.


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