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OV claims - Scotland

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OV claims for services carried out in Scotland

The process for payment of OV services in Scotland is via a monthly invoicing process.

The following forms are available:

  • OV19(S) - Scale of Fees for Service Rendered in Scotland by Official Veterinarians
  • OV31 - Official Veterinarian Application for Eligible Down Time/Waiting Time.
  • OV34 - invoicing tool - not compulsory, but may be used as supporting documentation to invoices and to help calculate the invoice amounts
  • OV35 - Terms of business for OV services in Scotland.
  • OV36 - Guidance to OV Practices in Scotland Submitting Invoices to APHA

Wherever possible invoices should be submitted via email to

All queries regarding invoicing and payment should be raised with the Finance team via email, or if urgent via telephone on 0208 026 5644.

Updated: 21 June 2024

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