After a thorough evaluation by our veterinary team at LaGrange Veterinary Hospital, your pet was diagnosed with a medical issue that requires treatment with a prescription medication. You want to ensure your pet receives the medication as soon as possible, but you also want to ensure that the medication is safe and effective. Our team can tell you why our pharmacy is the best option to meet your requirements.
Using our pharmacy helps maintain the Veterinary-Client Patient Relationship (VCPR)
When our veterinary team evaluates your pet and prescribes a medication, they need to know the prescription will be filled by a reputable pharmacy so that your pet receives the best care possible. If you use our pharmacy, our veterinarian will know exactly when you filled your pet’s prescription and if you obtained the recommended refills. This will help our veterinarian keep well-documented records on your pet’s care.
- What is a VCPR? — The VCPR is established when a veterinarian examines your pet in a thorough enough manner to diagnose any medical issue that affects them. This relationship requires your veterinarian to keep a detailed written record of your pet’s medical care, advise you on treatment options for your pet, provide support throughout your pet’s illness, and help you obtain emergency care for your pet if needed.
- How is a VCPR maintained? — After the initial exam that establishes the VCPR, your pet will need to be seen by your veterinarian regularly both to monitor their health and to maintain the VCPR. In New York, the veterinarian can set the time frame for how frequently your pet needs to be seen, as long as that time does not exceed one year. If your veterinarian were to prescribe a medication for your pet outside the bounds of a VCPR, this would be considered illegal and unethical.
- Why is a VCPR important? — A VCPR is required by law in New York. Having this relationship is crucial to your pet getting the care they deserve. Your veterinarian cannot diagnose or treat your pet appropriately without being familiar with their history and current health status.
Using our pharmacy ensures your pet’s medications are acquired from a reputable source
A lengthy process is involved to get a drug approved by the FDA. If you acquire your pet’s medications from an unknown source, you will not know if that source is legitimate and has followed FDA requirements. For example, Iif the drug has not been kept at the recommended temperature and humidity, or if the medication is past its expiration date, its safety and effectiveness are questionable. The labeling may also be untruthful, incomplete, or misleading. Our online pharmacy ensures that all medications are labeled, stored, and shipped correctly. By obtaining your pet’s medication from our online pharmacy, you can be assured the veterinarian you trust to care for your pet is guaranteeing the medication you receive will be safe and effective.
Using our pharmacy ensures your pocketbook is safe
Some online pharmacies are not licensed, and some are not pharmacies at all but scam artists looking to steal your credit card information. With so many to choose from, knowing which ones you can trust is difficult. By using our online pharmacy, you will know that your bank account and identity are protected.
Using our pharmacy ensures your pet will not go without their medications or food
If you have ever gotten home after a long day at work and realized you were out of pet food, you will appreciate our pharmacy’s AutoShip option. We want to make your life easier by delivering your pet’s food and medications to your door when you need them. With AutoShip, you won’t have to keep track of how much food is left in the bag and make a note to pick more up on your way home; you won’t have to worry that your pet will miss a dose of medication if you forget to pick up the refill in time.
Using our pharmacy is convenient
Unless you live around the corner, picking up your pet’s medications at our office is less than agreeable. Having them delivered to your door is much more practical. If you happen to be a night owl and prefer ordering at 2 a.m., our online pharmacy is open at any time for your convenience.
If you want to provide the best care for your pet and make your life easier, choose LaGrange Veterinary Hospital’s online pharmacy for filling all your pet’s prescriptions. If you have any questions about your pet’s medications, or if you want to schedule an appointment, contact our dedicated veterinary team.