A specials manufacturer dedicated to the needs of the veterinary industry

With over 50 years in the industry we are committed to broadening the treatment options available to veterinarians and their patients.

When what’s available doesn’t meet your needs…

BOVA UK offer a range of different formulations and dosage forms that best suit your patients’ needs.

We produce a range of formulations for medications that are otherwise unavailable. We tailor the dosage form to improve patient compliance when currently available medications are not meeting your needs.

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Our process

BOVA UK is a VMD licensed facility. The manufacture of specials medications in the UK is a tightly regulated process. BOVA UK’s holding of a VMD licence to manufacture specials medications is independent verification of the regulatory oversight that reinforces the quality of medications that we prepare. BOVA UK is proud to be the first company to receive a VMD licence to manufacture sterile specials for the UK market.

  • We source raw materials from manufacturers across the world, recognised for their high standards & quality pharmaceutical materials.
  • We follow strict guidelines when preparing sterile medications, and have a dedicated positive pressure suite certified for sterile compounding.

Quality assurance

  • Daily temperature and humidity monitoring and documenting
  • Daily refrigerator monitoring and documenting
  • Daily calibration of analytical balances
  • Chemical weight verified
  • Daily calibration of pH meter
  • Ongoing training, testing and evaluation of aseptic personnel
  • Scheduled certification of sterile environment
  • Monthly independent lab testing of air and surface samples for the cleanrooms
  • Cleanrooms tested by certified personnel, complying with EU GMP requirements
  • Continuous cleaning of compounding environments by qualified and approved 3rd party technicians
  • Qualifications of manufacturing equipment and validations of all manufacturing processes
  • Finished product testing to ensure chemical stability and microbial limits are met
  • Chemicals obtained from approved suppliers
  • Regulated storage of raw materials

How to order

Bova is currently developing an online ordering system. Until then, please contact the office on orders@bova.co.uk and request an order form, which can be faxed or emailed back to the team.

BOVA history

It’s 1968 in the small sleepy beachside village of Cronulla in NSW Australia the doors swing open for the first time at BOVA Chemist.

Colin Bova enjoys his first day in his first pharmacy. Years pass and the pharmacy swells due to Colin and Patricia’s work ethic and high standard of service. In 2008, Nick, the youngest of their children and a fresh-faced pharmacy graduate, takes the keys to the business. Inheriting his parent’s passion for business, Nick starts to look outside the box to offer something else to their loyal customers and a compounding service is introduced into the business. In addition to servicing local doctors the business offers its services to the veterinary market.

Over the next few years’ countless hours are spent researching, studying and training in the fine art of compounding. The business continues to grow and in 2010 the retail pharmacy separates, BOVA emerges as one of Australia’s few stand-alone compounding facilities. By 2016 the business has grown to be the largest veterinary compounder in the country servicing thousands of vets throughout Australia.

2017 will bring a new era to the business with the launch of BOVA UK, a specials manufacturer dedicated to bringing quality specials medications to the UK veterinary market. Still family owned and still driven by the same passion for meeting customer and market needs, Nick and his committed team look forward to the next phase in the business’ life story.

Join us

Today, BOVA has over 70 employees internationally and considers its facility to be a world class establishment.

Staff are one of BOVA’s biggest assets and training occurs in all areas from customer service to cGMP compliance. Training staff has always been a cornerstone in our ability to produce medications of the highest quality and to provide high quality service. Want to join the team? Enquire here.

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Legal information

It is an offence for a person to submit a fraudulent prescription to obtain veterinary medicines and for a person to alter a prescription unless authorised to do so by the prescriber. Any suspected cases of fraud or unlawful alteration of a prescription will be referred to the appropriate enforcement body.