Veterinarians are required to have a valid client/patient/veterinarian relationship in order to prescribe certain medications for patients.
All Saints Animal Hospital maintains an in-house pharmacy to provide convenience to our clients; we stock numerous forms of pharmaceuticals and products for your pets which are typically available as needed.
If you would prefer to get required medications from an outside source, we will provide a written prescription upon request, provided that we have recently examined your pet, that its required tests are current, and that the particular medication or product requested is appropriate based on the weight and health of the animal. The time-frame of “recent examination” and “current” test is at the doctor’s discretion but will never exceed more than one year from your pet’s last annual examination and last negative/normal test. The written prescription will be provided directly to you. You may request to pick it up or ask it be mailed to your home address. We do not charge a fee for writing prescriptions for our patients.
We do not respond to fax requests or telephone calls requesting prescription authorizations.
If you choose to use an internet or catalog pharmacy to obtain your pet’s medications, you should mail the original written prescription to the pharmacy. Carefully select your choice of pharmacy by thoroughly researching.
FDA Warning on Online Pharmacies
The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has identified online pharmacies that sell unapproved pet drugs and counterfeit pet products; they have proven that some companies are making fraudulent claims with regard to their medications, and some are dispensing prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, which is illegal. They have further discovered that some online pharmacies sell expired drugs.
Pet owners who purchase drugs from these companies believe they are saving money, but in reality, they may be short-changing their pet’s health and putting its life at risk.
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