An SQP is a category of professionally qualified persons who are entitled to prescribe and/or supply certain veterinary medicinal products 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 medicinal products are respected.
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.
An SQP is entitled to prescribe and/or supply specific categories of product that fall within the scope of the qualification they have obtained and the registration they hold (see below).
The range of veterinary medicinal products available for SQPs to prescribe and/or supply fall within the following distribution classifications: