You know the pharmacology, indications, adverse effects and dosing regimens like the back of your hand, and you know that a valid prescription requires a veterinarian-client-patient relationship. But who’d have thought that writing an apparently simple prescription could involve so many additional technicalities? From local, state and federal laws to compounding and extralabel use, even the writing of a prescription is much more than taking pen to paper.
Fortunately, we have resources that can help.
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