Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital is a one-stop-shop for your pet’s health care needs. Our pharmacy is stocked with prescriptions for illness as well as other health needs, such as heartworm prevention and flea control. Prescriptions can be called in and picked up the same day through our convenient drive-through. Call us at 697-8581 for assistance with your pharmacy needs.
We offer a convenient drive-through pick-up window for prescriptions and pet food. Call ahead and you can pick up your order the same day at the drive-through so you can stay in your car and out of the weather.
You may also access our online pharmacy to order your pet’s medication and have it shipped straight to your home!
* We will be notified to approve any medication that requires a prescription
With record numbers of families enjoying the benefits of pet ownership and online shopping, it should come as no surprise that the amount of money spent on our pets is huge. Experts are forecasting that pet owners will spend more than $50 billion dollars annually. A significant percentage of those expenses include veterinary care and prescription medications. So, is it any wonder that buying your prescription medication online may also look like a good deal?
The following video elaborates about Online Pet Pharmacies – Saving Money and Risk to Your Pets.
Some websites will offer to sell the drugs without a prescription. This is not only illegal but not in the best interest of your pet! Websites that sell without needing prescriptions are most often based outside of North America, where pharmacy and drug laws may not be as strict.
The requirement for this professional relationship insures that you and your veterinarian have good, up to date facts about your pet’s health. Plus the medical records and history for your pet are all in one place. The veterinary staff also knows your whole pet family and can help prevent problems when there are multiple species present in the household.
The FDA is so concerned about this, it is now warning pet owners to be aware of shady online companies. And, the National Board of Pharmacies has instituted the Veterinary Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites program (Vet-VIPPS) to help you find properly licensed and compliant online pet pharmacies. Only twelve companies so far have earned the right to display the Vet-VIPPS seal of approval.