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Jollyes invests in SQP training

Pet owners can now visit Jollyes for authorised medicines such as Frontline Plus for dogs and Drontal and Dronspot for cats, which they would otherwise have to purchase from their vet and save money.

Jollyes has announced it has invested in training to make sure that every store has a colleague rated as a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) to prescribe flea, tick and worming treatments classed as authorised veterinary medicines.  

These are in addition to its wide range of over-the-counter medicines that do not require an SQP qualification to dispense. 

According to the retailer, it now has 102 trained SQP colleagues and each store has also had weighing machines installed so pets can be assessed in any consultation

Customers who want to buy an authorised veterinary medicine can ask to see the SQP-qualified colleague who will ask for information about the pet and assess the dosage needed depending on the type of animal, its age and weight. 

The investment in SQPs across the Jollyes store network is part of its commitment to providing in-store expertise so that pet owners can get expert advice at their local store. 

Jolleys also said there is a team of SQPs available to deal with online customers who want to order authorised medicines from the Jollyes website. 

It means pet owners can visit Jollyes for authorised medicines such as Frontline Plus for dogs and Drontal and Dronspot for cats, which they would otherwise have to purchase from their vet and save money. 

The additional expertise and the wide range of authorised and over-the-counter medicines will be particularly valuable for owners who need to keep down the cost of looking after their pets as household budgets come under pressure. 

Chris Burns, Jollyes’ commercial director, said: “Warmer weather in recent years has made the flea season more intense, so owners need to be on their guard. 

“Thanks to our SQP training and our range of authorised and over-the-counter treatments, we can help customers keep down the expense of treatments so they can avoid a scratchy spring or summer.” 

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