PetMeds® 1800PetMeds Becomes Vet-VIPPS Accredited

I am pleased to announce that 1-800-PetMeds has achieved Vet-VIPPS accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

To quote from the NABP website, “The Vet-VIPPS program accredits facilities that dispense prescription drugs and devices for companion and non-food producing animals over the Internet and assures animal care providers that they are purchasing drugs and devices from a facility that meets the licensing requirements of the state in which the facility is based and each state to which it dispenses pharmaceuticals.

Veterinarians and clients can be reassured, as a result of this accreditation, that 1-800-PetMeds meets the highest standards of pharmacy practice.

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  1. I went to set up my girls to have their distemper and heartworm test done; I learned there is a problem with internet pet medicine places. At the vet office I was going to, their high prices and snide remarks was very upsetting. So I called around to find some places prices higher and lower to them. Some upset that I would even think of getting the meds online and others willing to work with me to get the meds on line. But no one would tell me how to check the internet sits to find out which ones where good sits and which ones were bad. I went to my uncles and his pre vet has been sending him a magazine called and there is where I found the answer to my question of how do I find out if a company website is good or bad. It says to check with Vet-VIPPS-Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites-a voluntary accreditation program of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. So read the article in Healthy Pet issue winter 2011, page 22 or on the web

  2. Katherine FitzgibbonFebruary 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm · Reply

    How do I know if an online company is selling legitimate pet meds that require a veterinarian’s prescription? What can I do if my vet will not give me a prescription? Does this happen often?

    • Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarianFebruary 9, 2015 at 11:10 pm · Reply

      Most states require vets to furnish a written prescription for you to purchase heartworm medicine from anywhere you like. CAll your state veterinary board

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