Step 1: Access Menu/Prices/Codes
- Open VetSCOPE and navigate to the “Menu” section.
- Choose “Prices/Codes” from the available options.
Step 2: Locate Your Prescription Item
- Within the list of prescription items, find the specific medication or product for which you need to verify the VPA number.
- Click on the item to drill down into the “Price and Stock Details” screen (see below).
Step 3: Confirm the VPA Number
The correct format for the Veterinary Product Authorisation (VPA) number is essential and is as follows: VPAxxxxx/xxx/xxx
This format consists of three segments:
- “VPA” followed by 5 numeric digits,
- Then a forward slash (/),
- Followed by 3 numeric digits,
- Another forward slash (/),
- And finally, 3 more numeric digits.
Important Note: Leading zeros are a critical component of the VPA format and must be included. For example:
- Correct VPA Format: VPA10826/024/001
By confirming and, if necessary, updating the VPA numbers for medications in this prescribed format, you’ll be better prepared for the implementation of NVPS in VetSCOPE. This proactive approach will help ensure the accurate and compliant management of prescriptions as the new system is integrated into your workflow.
Finally for more details on NVPS and to register for the process, please click on the link below.