Book Review

A Pharmacist's Guide to Providing Veterinary Prescription Services

Deborah S. Chan, FASHP
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This is an excellent resource for pharmacists and pharmacy students who are interested in providing veterinary prescription services.

Written like a textbook, this reference explains the “who, what, where, when, and why” of providing veterinary prescription services. It contains information about a wide variety of agencies as well as services that are available to help pharmacists. Topics include pertinent laws and regulations, labeling requirements for veterinary prescriptions, extralabel drug use, over-the-counter drugs and human medications that have veterinary applications, generic substitution for and compounding of drugs for animals, marketing, advertising directly to pet owners, and starting a mail-order pharmacy practice. This reference contains everything that the experienced provider should know and the beginner or prospective provider needs to know.

Reviewed By:  Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, FCP, NFPPhC
In:  Mar/Apr 2001