The mission of the pharmacy parallels the ultimate fourfold purpose of the NC State Veterinary Hospital: patient care, education, research, and community service. As a support service of the hospital, our primary existence and function are based on concern for patient care. The pharmacy staff shows the highest regard for the patients they serve by providing and ensuring the most effective, safe, and economic drug therapy possible. We are committed to being a trusted, valued, and respected component of the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
Practitioner Prescribing Program
In order to facilitate care of the referred patients of the North Carolina veterinary practitioner community, the NC State VH Pharmacy allows North Carolina-licensed veterinarians to enroll in a Practitioner Prescribing Program. This program gives prescribing privileges to NC veterinarians to write prescriptions for referred patient cases that have been evaluated at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. By providing a current copy of your NC Veterinary Medical Board license and a faxed prescription with the NC State Veterinary Hospital Patient case number, needed medications may be dispensed to your patients. If you are a North Carolina-licensed veterinarian and would like to enroll in this program, please contact the Director of Pharmacy for details. Under emergency circumstances, the NCSU Pharmacy is allowed to provide small quantities of medications directly to NC licensed veterinarians in bona fide emergencies where immediate harm or suffering will result without needed treatment.
Clinical Research Program
The NC State VH Pharmacy is committed to providing optimal pharmacotherapy and care for veterinary patients. To ensure that we provide safe, efficacious and state of the art therapy, the pharmacy staff oversees many clinical drug studies that provide the newest drugs and dosage forms for use in veterinary patients.
The NC State VH Pharmacy staff are specially trained in veterinary compounding. With huge variety in patient species and size, commercially available medications must be altered to suit the needs of the individual patient. The Pharmacy staff make all efforts to ensure that the medications we deliver are the perfect strength for a specific patient, and our pharmacists consult with owners to determine any flavoring needs to improve acceptance by the pet. If you would like more information about our compounding program, please contact the Director of Pharmacy.