Budget Vet is now offering online prescriptions through Vetsource. We control the pricing and have set the prices as low as possible to be sure your pets can get the medication they need. This pharmacy also gives us the flexibility to offer many products we could not afford to stock and offers you the convenience of being able to order from home.
To use the pharmacy for prescription medication, you must be a client of Budget Vet and your pet must have been seen by our veterinarian. This is mandated by law and we cannot compromise this rule. If you require over the counter products, you may order at any time.
About Prescription Medication
If you are ordering prescription medication, we will have to approve the prescription before it can be sent. Please check with us before ordering prescription medication (unless it is an authorized refill) to be sure we are aware that there is a pending prescription.
Our online pharmacy offers thousands of products. If you cannot find a particular product, please email us to see if there are equivalents available or suitable substitutions.
Regarding Written Prescriptions for Chewy.com
Chewy is located in the state of Kentucky. The state of Kentucky will not allow Chewy to accept emailed prescriptions. Budget Vet will provide any client with a written prescription upon request AS LONG AS IT IS MEDICALLY NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE. We will not provide written prescriptions for patients we have never seen before or for medications we did not specifically indicate.
We do not accept faxed, emailed or phone-in approvals for online pharmacies. We do this because we could never keep up with the volume and would have to charge for doing this. As a courtesy to our clients, if you would like for us to call in a prescription for you, it can be done but there will be a $10 administrative fee charged. The only exception is for medications that the doctor needs to specifically speak to the pharmacist about, like compounded medication.
As far as we know, all other online pharmacies(located in different states) will accept emailed prescriptions.
We have one online pharmacy that we work directly with and that is VetSource. We chose this pharmacy due to it’s managerial style in always including the prescribing veterinarian in the decision about what medications to prescribe and the appropriateness of the medications.
We hope that this does not cause too much inconvenience, but at Budget Vet our goal is to keep things reasonably priced and this is the most efficient way to achieve this when dealing with online pharmacies.