Animal Medical Center

460 Hartman Run Rd
Morgantown, WV 26505

(304)292-0126

morgantownamc.com

Pharmacy

No DescriptionAnimal hospitals are not only animal doctor offices, we are also full service animal pharmacies (for only our own patients, of course). We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, shampoos and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We will mail your prescription refills if desired.

Pharmacies are NOT just stores where you buy drugs. Done correctly, pharmacies provide important medical services to you. Every time we dispense a medication to your pet, we review his medical record to ensure that it is the correct medication for your pet and that no drug interactions or other contraindications exist. We also make sure that any needed health monitoring is up-to-date to ensure that the requested medication is safe for your pet. We provide you with complete instructions on appropriate safe use of prescription medications and we are always available to answer your questions before or after you fill your prescription. We let you know what response and side effects to watch for and we work with you to adjust dosage or medication choice when needed. While medications can often be life-saving, many prescription medications can be dangerous or even fatal if they are used inappropriately. A working relationship with your veterinarian is vital to insuring that your pet receives the best care.

e-Pharmacy

We are happy to prepare your prescription refills for you to pick up or to mail you prescription refills at your email or phone-in request. Please allow two business days for a response to your email request. If you need faster service, please call us at (304) 292-0126.

A valid prescription must be on file for a refill prescription to be issued. A receptionist will review your pet's medical record to ensure that a refill is available and will call you to schedule an appointment if your pet needs an exam or other medical care before a refill can be prescribed.

Prescriptions by Mail

Our standard shipping method is the U.S. Mail. While we cannot guarantee delivery date by the U.S. Mail, most shipments are received within 7 days of shipment. Expedited shipping via FedEx Overnight Delivery Service is available for an additional fee.

For mailed prescriptions, the following shipping fees apply to cover our mailing costs: 

  • $4.00 shipping fee for the first prescription                              
  • $2.00 shipping fee for each additional prescription in the same shipment
  • Optional FedEx Overnight shipping for an additional $12.00 fee per shipment
  • Overweight/oversize shipping fees will reflect our actual postage cost 

For mailed prescriptions, a receptionist will call you for your credit card payment information before we ship the medication. If you'd like to pay by check, she will give you the payment total and we will ship the medication upon receipt of your mailed check.

Laws restrict or prohibit mailing certain controlled drugs such as narcotics. If this applies to your request, a receptionist will call you to arrange for you to pick up the prescription.

Click here to request a Refill for Pick-Up at AMC

Click here to request a Refill by Mail

Why not use 'Dog Drug Express' or 'Cat Med e-SuperStore'? (The companys' real names are not used to avoid inviting legal attacks.)

Animal Medical Center strongly encourages our clients to be informed and prudent shoppers when purchasing prescription medications. Prescription drugs are powerful, important and dangerous. It is important that your pet receive the correct medication and correct dosage. To retain safety and effectiveness, drugs must also be stored, shipped and packaged in accordance with stringent guidelines. For safety and effectiveness, it is also vital that medications be administered according to prescription instructions. When you purchase your pet's medications directly from your veterinarian, you know that your pet's personal veterinarian is responsible for making sure your pet receives the safest, best medication possible and that you receive all the information you need to appropriately administer and monitor the medication. Noone, except for you, cares more about your pet's health than we do.

Even non-prescription drugs such as flea and tick medications can be dangerous if misused or mislabeled. An epidemic of fraudulent name brand flea and tick remedies puts pets at serious risk. Click here for a link for more information from the EPA on fraudulent pet drugs or Click here for a  news article on fraudulent pet drugs or Click here for another report of dangerous misbehaviors.  Click here for the FDA's stance on internet prescription sales.

On occasion, we "script out" needed medications to reputable independent pharmacies (such as your grocery store) when your pet needs a rare medication that we do not stock. When we do this, we will provide you with the needed guidance and supervision to safely administer these drugs. Many such independent pharmacies are reputable and capable of delivering appropriate medications, even though they cannot offer you animal-related advice or supervision in the same way that your pharmacy can supervise and monitor human health. While human pharmacies are authorized to fill animal prescriptions, human pharmacists are not trained in animal medicine and so cannot provide counseling on contraindications, drug interactions or administration instructions in the same way that they can for human drugs.

Please be aware that there are major "pet internet pharmacies" in operation that have been convicted of dispensing medications illegally and also of dispensing medications not licensed for sale in the United States. Major internet pet pharmacies have been sued and fined by regulators in many states because of illegal and/or fraudulent activities that put pets at risk. They have dispensed powerful prescription drugs without valid prescriptions, putting pets at risk of injury or death. They have delivered drugs not valid for sale in the U.S. and packaged without English dosing instructions. They have been fined hundreds of thousands of dollars and have constant legal battles with Attorney Generals in many states as well as the federal EPA. They have been sued by drug manufacturers for illegal activities. Click here for an EPA statement regarding the $100,000 federal fine imposed for illegally activities or Click here for an article detailing many legal actions and illegal activities of these companies. or Click here for another disturbing article. 

Because of the importance of careful medical supervision of pets on prescription medications, major pet pharmaceutical companies do not authorize the distribution of their medications except directly through veterinarians. In fact, the "guarantees" (such as paying for expensive heartworm treatment should your pet acquire heartworm disease while on a covered heartworm preventive program) and various seasonal rebates that drug companies offer are only valid if the medication is purchased directly through your veterinarian.

Some such pharmacies advertise that their prices are low when in actuality prices are often higher or about the same as typical veterinarian office prices. Fine print often hides shipping and other fees. Veterinarian pharmacy prices directly reflect our costs of carrying and dispensing medications. Some medications may well be more expensive at the veterinarian's office while others may be less expensive. Veterinarians could not provide needed medical care without stocking a complete range of medications. 

Please protect your pet's health and support the excellent quality of care only your veterinarian can provide by purchasing your pet's medications directly through your veterinarian.

Click here to request a Refill for Pick-Up at AMC

Click here to request a Refill by Mail

Animal Medical Center
460 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 292-0126




 




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