California law requires a doctor/client/patient relationship to be established in order for medications to be prescribed, and this specifically means your pet must be examined at least once a year for the doctor/client/patient relationship to exist.
With respect to pharmacies, the veterinarians at Natomas Veterinary Hospital follow the recommendations of the veterinary staff advisors for the CVMA (California Veterinary Medical Association). Because there are potential problems related with the transport and storage of medications, the source of the products, and the uncertain legal status of some pharmacies, Dr Kirsch and her colleagues only interact with pharmacies with whom they have an established working relationship. If a client chooses not to fill a prescription at Natomas Veterinary Hospital (or one of the local pharmacies with which Dr Kirsch and her colleagues already have an established working relationship), the client will be given a prescription to take or send to the pharmacy of their choosing (including out of state internet based pharmacies such as PetMeds).
Natomas Veterinary Hospital 4551 Gateway Park Blvd, Suite 2 Sacramento, CA 95834 (916) 925-3535
Comprehensive care for dogs, cats, and exotic pets in a friendly, upbeat environment