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Old 06-08-2013, 12:43 AM
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I loved our vet. We always sent our prescription to Walmart for Emma's Florinef and Prednisone. The vet was way more expensive and considering its not a cheap med to begin with. But my vet was just awesome with everything. I loved her. She even offered to not call in her tech with my friends dog dislocated a hip (Great Pyr), if we helped with the manual stuff since she knew my friends husband wouldn't spend a lot on a "farm dog"
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:40 AM
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The clinic I work for frequently fills prescriptions from online places, etc. without issue. Presuming the pet is up to date on bloodwork and such
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:13 AM
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Years ago when we first noticed that Em had something wrong with her I took her to a vet I wouldn't normally go to. I usually go to a farm vet who is very informal about everything. I took her to the most popular (and probably expensive) vet in town thinking that they might be better since they deal more with dogs everyday than my normal vet. Long story short, they muzzled her, knocked her out, and when I picked her up, she had this huge blood filled blister-like think next to her eye. They wrote it off as her hitting her head on the cage but I don't believe it one second. After that, my cousin, who has Em's parents, told me that that particular vet wasn't a fan of pit bulls and that they were rough with his dogs too. Anyway, they also wouldn't let us get her meds elsewhere. I ended up taking her back to my normal vet and they gave us generic. I will never go anywhere else again.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:32 PM
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Usually I just get meds from my vet and don't really mind paying a few extra bucks for a one time prescription of antibiotics or whatever I need. The vet appointment I had this week was kind of a money suck, they don't stock phenobarbital in the clinic and had to send it out, so I had them send out the antibiotic prescription as well. The vet seemed happy to send it out, actually said it would probably be cheaper. They sent it to the Wal-Mart pharmacy and it was only $18 for 30 days of amoxi and 30 days of pheno . Usually it's like..$28 for one full prescription of whatever. Fantastic.
We have had a lot of problems with buying medications at work. There have been all kinds of backorders and short supplies, and the human pharmacies get first dibs, and the veterinarians then get to fight over what's left and prices get jacked ridiculously. We stopped filling phenobarbital at the hospital where I work because we couldn't do it for a reasonable cost to clients. Prednisone, when we can get it (we currently cannot even get 20mg tablets) is also one that has jumped tremendously in price. Clomipramine (generic Clomicalm) has gone up and up and up and is now supposedly going to be absurdly expensive, so we are either having owners get it at the human pharmacy or switching them to generic prozac.

So there are multiple facets to this problem.

I tell ya, though- I am on daily medication now for the first time in my life, and I absolutely would have paid a few dollars more if I could have filled it for the first time at my doctor's office and then had my refills done at my regular pharmacy.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:42 PM
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We have had a lot of problems with buying medications at work. There have been all kinds of backorders and short supplies, and the human pharmacies get first dibs, and the veterinarians then get to fight over what's left and prices get jacked ridiculously. We stopped filling phenobarbital at the hospital where I work because we couldn't do it for a reasonable cost to clients. Prednisone, when we can get it (we currently cannot even get 20mg tablets) is also one that has jumped tremendously in price. Clomipramine (generic Clomicalm) has gone up and up and up and is now supposedly going to be absurdly expensive, so we are either having owners get it at the human pharmacy or switching them to generic prozac.

So there are multiple facets to this problem.

I tell ya, though- I am on daily medication now for the first time in my life, and I absolutely would have paid a few dollars more if I could have filled it for the first time at my doctor's office and then had my refills done at my regular pharmacy.
Oh yeah, definitely...the vet was telling me doxycycline was off the market at the moment too, as usually that is what they prescribe for lyme.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:53 PM
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If I lived in a state that the vet did not have to give me a written prescription or authorize those that I order online it would have been different. However, the state I live in requires that they either give me a prescription or fill a fax from a pharmacy. He just flat refused, and today I get a letter from them that I am "rude and demanding" and per the vet's order will never be allowed to get services or products from their clinic again. I didn't think it was rude and demanding to expect me vet to comply with the law. I have received emails from people in the area that he has been rude and rough with their bully breeds too after posting on a FB site for animals in my area.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:29 PM
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He just flat refused, and today I get a letter from them that I am "rude and demanding" and per the vet's order will never be allowed to get services or products from their clinic again. I didn't think it was rude and demanding to expect me vet to comply with the law. I have received emails from people in the area that he has been rude and rough with their bully breeds too after posting on a FB site for animals in my area.


I would get the letter on the computer, and start posting on review sites with the letter included (google the clinic and there should be a ton of places to leave a review). If it were me I'd probably file a complaint about the prescriptions with the AVMA or whoever oversees this sort of thing.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:37 PM
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I have been reviewing everywhere minus a copy of the letter because I just received that today in the mail. I have also turned him into the MO veterinary medical board for the prescription violation. My dog has never had a problem with people and when I took him in to that vet the vet made disparaging remarks about his cropped ears, muzzled him, and wrestled him to the ground. Needless to say if ever there was a day I was rude it was that day when the vet and I had a very heated discussion.
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