More about our In-House Pharmacy and Online Pharmacy
For your convenience, we offer both an in-house pharmacy and an online service so we can meet all your pet’s needs. We provide prescription diets, medications, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventives—all at competitive prices.
At Intracoastal West Veterinary Hospital our highest priority is the safety of your pet. Our in-house and online pharmacy shares that priority. As a locally-owned small business, we strive to provide you with the best products at a competitive price. Online retailers are large corporate companies that can buy products in extremely large quantities. This allows them to sell those products to you at prices often lower than we can purchase them for our hospital. Support local businesses and keep your pet safe by purchasing your pet’s medications, supplements, and diets directly from our hospital.
Other online retailers may not share this priority and have been found to sell substandard products to increase their profits while jeopardizing the health of your pet. Here are some other factors to keep in mind when considering shopping elsewhere:
There is the possibility that the prescription drugs received from these vendors may be counterfeit and may not have been approved by the FDA; the vaccines may not have been approved by the USDA, and the pesticides may not have been approved by the EPA. This has occurred in the past and could recur.
As the provider of your pet’s care, our medical records keep track of all drugs dispensed by us to you. When you purchase your prescriptions elsewhere, our computer tracking system is not activated to print instructions for use or risks of adverse effects or to send email reminders for follow-up exams and/or lab tests that may be needed to monitor results or adverse reactions.
You may not have the prescription drug(s) available soon enough to start your pet’s medications at the optimal time to provide relief for his/her condition.
When prescription products are purchased elsewhere, our staff members are unavailable to teach you how to administer them.
The number of tablets or capsules, milligram size of the unit, volume and/or concentration of liquid, and number of authorized refills may differ from that prescribed by the attending doctor.
Manufacturer rebates that would ordinarily be available for products purchased from this hospital generally will not be available.
The manufacturer’s warranties or guarantees for these products may not be valid. This means if your pet’s condition is not effectively treated with the product(s), manufacturers may not stand behind their products or product liability procedures. Additionally, the owners of and doctors at this hospital will be unable to assist you in claims against those manufacturers.
For your convenience, we offer both an in-house pharmacy and an online service so we can meet all your pet’s needs. We provide prescription diets, medications, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventives—all at competitive prices. We’ll also pass along any discounts or rebates from drug manufacturers and be able to advocate for you and your pet in the rare case of a drug reaction. When you order from us, you can be confident that the products have been stored properly and are approved for use in America. Don’t hesitate to call if you would like to discuss further the benefits of purchasing directly from your Veterinarian.
Feel free to pick up your pet’s prescriptions at our clinic or order refills online.