Bristol County Veterinary Hospital has a complete in-house veterinary pharmacy with medications and prescription animal products for your pet’s health and needs. As a client at Bristol County Veterinary Hospital, you have the convenience of requesting your pet(s)’ medications online via the form below. This is valid for current clients whose pet(s) has a prescription on file with our hospital.
Refill Requirements: A current Wellness exam performed by one of our veterinarians (within 6-12 months) is required before a refill can be legally authorized. Also, there are certain medications such as non-steriodal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS), thyroid, or seizure drugs where blood work or other lab testing may be required every 6-12 monthes prior to authorizing your pet’s refill. Please contact our hospital and speak to one of our Veterinary Technicians for more information.
Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Prescription Refills
Does my pet need an exam for a new medication or refill?
For pre-prescribed medications, as long as one of our veterinarians have examined your pet within the last 6-12 months (certain medications warrant semi-annual wellness exams), another exam may not be necessary. A refill of your pet’s medication cannot be legally authorized without a current Wellness examination. If your pet has a new problem or we are concerned about which medication is most appropriate, we may ask to see your pet for an examination.
For new prescriptions, a Wellness examination is required before a new prescription can be legally authorized. Not only is an exam required by Federal and State laws but also it is our medical obligation to assure your pet’s health and safety in that it gets the appropriate medication and dosage.
Are there dangers if I order drugs for my pet online or buy them at a non-veterinary retail store? I see pet drugs being sold everywhere, even at my local pharmacy.
While many online drug retailers adhere to professional standards, you cannot be sure that the drugs you receive are made in America. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration does not approve importing medications from outside the United States but you cannot be sure of the country of origin from online or local retailers who are trying to keep their costs as low as possible. It is also hard to verify that medications are the correct dosage and have not expired.
It’s important for our veterinarians to be aware of all the medications your pet is taking to ensure that the drugs will not interact and cause harmful side effects.
Also, not all heartworm and flea prevention medication contain all the necessary ingredients to protect your pet even though the drug packaging may look the same online. If your pet becomes infected with heartworm disease even though you were giving it medication from an online store, the manufacture companies of those preventatives cannot guarantee the authenticity of that product you purchased.
If you would like to purchase your pet’s prescriptions online, the safest way to do so is through pharmacies accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy by the Vet-VIPPS program. Choosing to buy your prescriptions from a trustworthy provider can help eliminate the risks mentioned above that are associated with sites that fail to comply with federal and state laws and regulations. For more information on Vet-VIPPS, finding a Vet-VIPPS-accredited online pharmacy, or to find which rouge sites to avoid click the link below: