Pet Medications & Pharmacy at Lake Geneva Animal Hospital
Pharmacy & Medications
We offer a wide range of medications in our full in-house pharmacy. If we do not have the specific medication needed for your pet, we can provide you with a prescription for a local human pharmacy, or we would be happy to special order the medication for you.
We also work with a local compounding pharmacy to provide flavored medications in various forms, including flavored chews, flavored liquids, or in some cases, transdermal gels that are applied to the skin inside the ear flap. The compounding pharmacy will ship directly to your home, saving you both time and money.
In accordance with guidelines from the American Veterinary Medical Association, we will be happy to fill prescription medications in-house, will call-in prescriptions to reputable local pharmacies, or will provide written prescriptions to clients wishing to purchase medications on-line. In all cases, there must be a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship (current exam within the past 12 months and current understanding of the problem being treated) and the medication must be deemed the appropriate therapy by the attending veterinarian. For some medications, follow-up evaluations or monitoring lab work are necessary to ensure that the medication is appropriate and to minimize health risks to the patient.
It is our policy to take every possible measure to ensure that our patients receive the very best pharmaceutical products available. For your convenience, we offer the option of having your pet’s medication mailed to your home. Please talk with our staff about shipping costs.
We realize that several internet businesses sell prescription products at prices which may be lower than our prices. You may purchase from these internet businesses, but we caution you to be an informed consumer prior to making your purchase.
For both prescription refills and written prescription requests, please allow 24 hours if possible to allow our veterinary team to review your pet’s medical record and complete this process accurately.
Major pharmaceutical manufacturers maintain a strict policy of sales exclusively through licensed veterinarians. Unless the internet pharmacy is owned by a veterinarian, all internet sales of these products are through non-approved channels. Pharmaceutical manufacturers will only honor product guarantees when medications are prescribed by and purchased from the pet’s veterinarian. This includes reimbursement programs like Heartgard offers if your pet is diagnosed with heartworms. Please ask us about the guarantees on our heartworm and flea and tick preventatives, and also our prescription diets.
Any prescription medication purchased from our hospital has been inspected and approved by the FDA, and is manufactured and packaged according to US government regulations. Our prescriptions (including medication, concentration, and administration instructions) are reviewed by a veterinarian to minimize errors. In addition, since we keep close track of medications dispensed to your pet, we can inform you immediately of any product recalls or health concerns involving your pet’s medications.
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