Laboratory Animal Medicine
Compounding Pharmacy Services for Laboratory Animal Medicine
We care the way you care about happy, healthy laboratory animals."Adequate veterinary care includes responsibility for the promotion and monitoring of an animal's well-being before, during and after experimentation or testing. Animal well-being includes both physical and psychological aspects of an animal's condition evaluated in terms of environmental comfort, freedom from pain and distress and appropriate social interactions, both with conspecifics and with man." -
From the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine statement on of adequate veterinary care of laboratory animals.
Animals used in clinical trials and investigational research must be physically and psychologically well, both as an ethical imperative and as the foundation of sound science. We endorse the view1 that adequate veterinary care is an integral component of humane animal-care and use in research, teaching and testing. Humane treatment of laboratory animals is mandated by federal law and is overseen by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) that must be established by any institution that uses laboratory animals for research or teaching.
We offer more than 7,500 compounded preparations available in a wide variety of strengths, unique dosage forms and flavors, including Metronidazole, and Enrofloxacin. From creating a topical spray, to treating mites on hundreds of lab mice at a prestigious biomedical institute to delivering a banana-flavored chloramphenicol palmitate for the primates at a major pharmaceutical company, you can count on us to deliver on your unique requirements. As one of the nation's largest compounding pharmacies, we are uniquely suited to support the unique needs of Laboratory-Animal Medicine Specialists and the researchers who depend on them to maintain healthy, happy animal populations.
By investing tens of millions of dollars in facilities, equipment and expertise since 1981 and through our own pioneering dosage-form developments, we are unmatched in the nation as a full-fledged partner in providing custom compounded medications. Your unique requirements are perfectly matched by our facilities, equipment, capabilities, experience and expertise. Our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are devoted exclusively to compounding. They are supported by a team of customer care specialists, all certified through a state-approved examination. We employ state-of-the-art technology in every aspect of our operations in our 40,000 square-foot facility.
It's the right thing to do.
For the specialized veterinarians who care for populations of animals used in research, we are your partner in promoting animal well-being by providing custom-compounded medications that may be used by Laboratory-Animal Medicine Specialists and routine laboratory-animal maintenance for disease detection and surveillance, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and resolution, including:
- Preventive medicine;
- Management of protocol-associated disease, disability, or other sequelae;
- Anesthesia and analgesia;
- Surgery and postsurgical care; and
- Assessment of animal well-being.
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Turn to Wedgewood Pharmacy to help maintain the health of your animals.
If you do not find the specific compounded medication, dosage form and/or flavor that meets your needs, please contact Michael Hrynko, Research Account Specialist, at 856.832.1351 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine,1 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Association of Biomedical Research, and the American Veterinary Medical Association among many other organizations demand adequate veterinary care for animals used in research.
Diplomats of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine are certified specialists in the field of laboratory animal medicine, a recognized specialty within the veterinary medical profession. They provide medical care and management to a wide variety of animal species used in medical, veterinary medical, and biological research and testing. They have unique qualifications which enable them to serve as valuable members of the research team. The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is recognized officially by the American Veterinary Medical Association as the certifying organization for laboratory animal medicine. Currently, ACLAM has certified more than 525 veterinarians as active specialists in the field of laboratory animal medicine.