Is it possible to get a vet to give a prescription for a pet online? (ie: Drontal dewormer for my cat)?
I found a veterinary pharmacy online, but they say I need a prescription from a vet to buy the meds for my cat. I'm far away from a vet. Does anyone have alternate solutions? perhaps non-prescription meds that work just as well?
dan the cat man
Question answered by Slug
its illegal for vets to sell any type of animal drugs via postage. for wormer i have found armatage wormer works well and other brand name products are good.if you are close to a farming shop you can buy many perscription wormers for animals....or so i found in cornwall
My kitty is lethargic and there are no vets in my area?
my 6 month old female kitty is lethargic, not interested in food, water, or anything else. I live in Northeastern Mexico and there are no vets in the area that take care of small animals. We do, however, have veterinary pharmacies and can purchase medicine without prescriptions. Her sister is just fine. I saw them hunting a scorpion and another strange spider the other day (I killed both insects). Could her condition be the result of a sting?
Question answered by Cat-astrophe
The above advice is good especially about the electrolytes. See if she will eat something yummy like roasted chicken breast and make sure she is using the litter box. Also, check to see if she is hot (fever). If not, then the best thing is to let her rest and recuperate. If a fever is present, purchase ambicillin for cats in case of infection.
Pharmacy assistant's role in a Veterinary pharmacy?
What is the role of a pharmacy assistant in a veterinary setting? Also, how does the training differ? If I was a certified pharmacy assistant, is that the only schooling I would need to work in a veterinary pharmacy? Any additional info on the job is appreciated.
Question answered by Silver Surfer
They don't generally have a separate pharmacy for animals. Meds for animals are obtained through a veterinarian and a lot of them are the same as for humans. You should train for a veterinarian assistant job.
What is ment by veterinary cascade supply?
I recently got an assignment on veterinary medicines (Im a pharmacy technician for humans, who knew?) One of the questions asks what is veterinary cascade supply? The internet tells me nothing!
Question answered by mark m
A veterinary medicinal product must be supplied where
one exists. It is unlawful to supply a human medicine
against a veterinary prescription unless it specifically
states that it is “for use under the cascade”. Veterinary
medicines licensed for another species, for another clinical
condition in the same species, extemporaneously prepared
medicines or human medicines cannot be supplied against
a veterinary prescription unless the prescription specifically
states that it is “for administration under the cascade”
To address a supply problem, under the prescribing cascade it is possible for a veterinary surgeon to use a veterinary medicine authorised in the UK for use with another animal species or for another condition in the same species. If this option is not available to the veterinarian then a human product authorised in the UK without any prior notification to the VMD may also be used. If there is no suitable UK authorised human product, veterinary surgeons may apply to import an EU authorised veterinary medicine or failing this, a veterinary medicine authorised outside the EU, once the necessary import certificate has been obtained.
What college major do I need to go into?
I plan on attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville next fall. I have two career options I am considering. Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy. I'm scared to put either of those as my first-choice major because I do not want to pick one and decide I do not like it. What is a major that would fill my freshman/ possibly sophomore year requirements for both of these majors until I decide which one I want to pursue?
THANKS SO MUCH!
Question answered by DaniBaje
Neither field is an undergraduate major.
You need a Bachelors degree to attend vet school. You would need to complete 2-4 years of a Bachelors degree to attend pharmacy school; most successful applicants have a Bachelors degree.
You can major in any field as long as you take the prerequisites for both vet and pharmacy school. Some of the prerequisites overlap so it shouldn't be so tedious
What Do All Veterinary Clinics Have to Have?
Besides from veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and receptionists, what else do veterinary clinics have to have? Like as far as equipment and rooms go, I know you have to have exam rooms, a waiting room, a radiography (x-ray) room, an operating room, a big treatment area but what other rooms and equipment do veterinary clinics have to have? All answers are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Question answered by CindyRVT
A veterinary clinic only has to have a vet and and examination room, however along with the different areas you have listed they also generally have a hospitalization ward, isolation ward, surgical instruments, an autoclave, pharmacy area, vaccines and drugs, syringes, needles, IV catheters, IV fluids and fluid administration sets, bandaging materials, anesthetic machines, opthalmascopes and otoscopes, microscopes, microscope slides, dyes for examining samples under the microscope, centrifuge, blood collection tubes of different types, diagnostic lab equipment to run bloodwork (although some clinics send much of their bloodwork to outside labs), refridgerators for biologics that must be kept cold, towels or blankets, heating pads, generally a staff room for meetings and meal breaks, a seperate laboratory area, a seperate area for cleaning and sterilizing equipment, dental instruments and an ultrasonic scaler, etc etc.
What exactly does a veterinary technician do?
I'm interested in taking classes to be a veterinary technician, but I'm not exactly sure what vet techs do, so I was wondering if there were any on here that could give me a better idea of what their job consists of?
Question answered by Sara
The job depends on the clinic or hospital you work at. Some places use their techs as simple restraint, some places use them for a range of nursing work.
It's a hard job, though. You have to be a pediatric, ICU, surgical, geriatric, and general practitioner nurse. You have to be a radiology tech, a lab tech, a dental hygienist, and a pharmacy tech. You have to be aware of what's going on with every patient in the hospital, monitor vital signs in surgery, calculate fluid rates, know pharmacology, and how to triage an emergency.
You'll see the worst things people can do to animals and you'll have to deal with owners that make you crazy because they don't see the point in having their animal's teeth cleaned or have them vaccinated. You'll have patients that break your heart because there's nothing you can do to help them. You will work long hard hours and you'll be under a huge amount of stress. You will get yelled at by clients, co-workers or your boss. At some point, you will cry at work.
You will be bitten, scratched, knocked into and off of things, you'll have all sorts of bodily fluids and other things sprayed onto you and you have to learn to handle that.
If you can deal with all of that, it's a great job. You get to see and know all sorts of animals, and you'll get to see all sorts of interesting things. You'll always have interesting stories and nothing is more satisfying than seeing an animal that's sick recover and become a loving pet.
It's a lot of stress, physical and mental, but if you have the right personality for it, there's nothing you'd rather do.
Is becoming a Veterinary Technician the first tep towards becoming a Veterinarian?
Or is there a Veterinary degree to be gotten without the Vet Tech associates degree?
I am taking Vet Tech classes now, and am looking to become a Veterinarian, but is this the wrong course for me? Should I be taking, and is there, a standard Veterinan degree without Vet Tech.?
Question answered by AbeLincolnParty
People usually get a Bachelors degree in biology or chemistry and then try to get into veterinary school. Its harder to get into veterinary school than medical, dental or pharmacy school. Have a back up plan (like medical technology).
What they look for besides good grades is some indication that you have an interest in animals, not just an interest in money. Previous work or volunteer experience with animals is a necessity.
Check online into the Vet programs at Purdue (they also have a tech program but from the career sites I have not seen much demand for techs.);
Jobwise, what is the outlook in Nashville Tennessee for pharmacy technicians?
I am considering going to pharmacy tech school and wonder how prevalent is the job market in Nashville Tennessee. I want to see if it would be worth the effort or should I pick something else? Also, if I get a certification for pharmacy technician, would I be able to work in a veterinary hospital as a pharmacy tech?
Question answered by Whats Up Doc
Its great. All the chains are expanding in Nashville. With an aging population this job will be great for years to come.
Is there any foundation course for veterinary in Malaysia ? And can I use the result to do Degree in UK Uni?
I have SPM science results. My intention is to become a Veterinary surgeon. Would like to do Foundation or A Levels here in Malaysia and proceed with Degree in UK Nottingham University.
I understand that A Levels can be done in any college or University. But is there any foundation course available in Malaysia for Veterinary and I can proceed with Degree staight after completing it.
Question answered by Osama A
Trust me u can never find a foundation course in medicine or veterinary. However u can find foundation courses in engineering,pharmacy & business . good luck , sorry for letting u down. check out the website link i typed.