New Pet Prescription Rules Effective July 1, 2018
Starting July 1, 2018, we will no longer be able to fill prescriptions for certain medications here at Stratford Hills Veterinary Center.
Due to a recent change in the state of Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program, we can no longer fill prescriptions for longer than 7 days for medications such as: Tramadol, Tussigon, Gabapentin, and medications that contain Codeine. This may affect your pet’s prescriptions if they take chronic medications for pain or cough. Other pain medication like Rimadyl and Galliprant are not affected by this new rule.
Our doctors will need to write a prescription for any controlled substances, and you can fill it for your pet at a local pharmacy. Be aware that this prescription will need to include the name, address, and date of birth of the pet’s OWNER that will be getting the medication.
Please pardon our dust! Construction is underway at Stratford Hills Veterinary Center to update the interior of our hospital.
Features will include:
- An additional 500 square feet of space
- Two new exam rooms to reduce wait times
- Complete refresh of the lobby and front desk area
- Reconfiguration of the treatment and surgical areas
- New flooring, lighting and cabinetry
- And more!
We will remain open during the project. In an effort to maximize our working space during this time, we will be eliminating our boarding services temporarily. We will also be discontinuing our open office times on Sunday mornings during the construction, beginning August 6, 2017.
We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause. But we look forward to being able to better serve our patients and clients with our new-and-improved facility and work flow! Please feel free to call us at (804) 272-7544 if you have any questions.
Protect Your Pets & Family Against Harmful Parasites
Now that the weather is getting warmer, you’ll probably be spending more time outside with your pets. This means they are more likely to become exposed to insects and parasites.
Each year, many pets are diagnosed with diseases carried by insects and parasites. The cost of treatment can be expensive, and some diseases can lead to serious illnesses. Many of these parasites can even be transmitted to you and your family if your pet becomes infected.
Prevention is the best approach in protecting your pet, and family, against heartworms, parasites, and flea/tick infestations. Here’s what we recommend: