Heartworm prevention is a prescription medication.
As a result, if your pet has not been consistently on prevention with proof either from our records, purchase receipts, or previous veterinary records, we require a negative heartworm test prior to dispensing this medication. The purpose of a negative test is to prevent potential adverse reactions that may occur if your heartworm positive dog is placed on the prevention.
Our obligation to our clients as mandated by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine, Board Rules:
Section 700-8-.01 Subsection E #1
(e) Prescription Drugs:
1. After a valid veterinary/client/patient relationship has been established, a veterinarian must make available, at a reasonable cost, a written prescription.
2. It is unlawful for a veterinarian to release, prescribe, and/or dispense any prescription drugs without having examined the animal and established a valid veterinary/client/patient relationship.
In accordance with Georgia Law, our hospital policy is to provide our clients with a written prescription for a reasonable fee of $10 to use at the pharmacy of their choice.
We are no longer able to provide fax services due to numerous fax requests from non-clients and inability to receive important medical results by fax.
Thank you for your understanding,