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Non-compliance and when pets will not cooperate

Veterinary: Prescribe Now
Pet Owners: Pick Up and Fill a New Prescription
Monday, August 8, 2011

non-compliance with compounded medications can be a serious issue for veterinarians and pet ownersCompliance is a serious issue for veterinarians and pet owners. Many pet owners don’t realize the dangers and consequences of abandoning or interrupting treatment, and most are not aware of other options that could make administering medications more pleasant for them and their pets. When they become frustrated with administering medication, they may just decide to take their business elsewhere. When non-compliance results in lost business, it could cost your practice more than you realize.

Increased information leads to increased compliance.

The more informed owners are about the consequences of non compliance, the less likely they are to stop their pets’ prescribed treatment regimens. We take patient care very seriously; our pharmacists and customer care specialists are available to answer any questions pet owners may have – either by telephone or in person. We offer printable patient-counseling materials and veterinarian-authored information online to give you and them important information about the compounded preparations you prescribe for their pets.

Get more out of your veterinary practice.

Non-compliance, losing customers and increasing costs are key challenges that your practice faces every day. These challenges could cost your practice your most valuable assets: time, money and patients. That’s why we develop innovative ways to deliver medications, services and solutions that go beyond the basics, to help you with every facet of your practice.

We've recently published an eBook, 3 ways to get more out of your veterinary practice: Improve compliance, client retention and profitability with compounding, now available on our website. In it, you will get a comprehensive overview of:

  • what options you have for your most difficult-to-medicate patients
  • how to improve the patient/pet owner experience during visits
  • innovative ways to keep costs down for your practice
  • new programs designed to make prescribing even easier for you
Your copy of 3 ways to get more out of your veterinary practice from Wedgewood Pharmacy is now available for download.

Bonus material for veterinary team members



Phil Scully R.Ph. Phil
Phil Scully, R.Ph.
Technical-Services Pharmacist
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About Phil Scully:
Philip A. Scully, R.Ph., technical-Services Pharmacist for Wedgewood Pharmacy, works with prescribers and their staff to develop custom formulations. He is a member of the Formula-Change Control Committee and Quality Review Board of the company and works closely with Research & Development.

Scully is experienced in all aspects of the compounding-pharmacy specialty and has developed unique expertise in compounding formulations, flavoring and oral dosage-forms. He has been in the pharmacy profession since 1993 and has worked at Wedgewood since 2003.

He is a Registered Pharmacist in New Jersey and was a certified primary diabetes educator. Previously, he was director of Operations/pharmacist-in-charge for Winslow's Pharmacy: An Omnicare Company (Vineland NJ); a consultant pharmacist with Cherry Hill Pharmacy LTC (Cherry Hill NJ) and was pharmacist-in-charge for an independent pharmacy.

He holds a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Disclaimers:
The views expressed on this blog are solely those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Wedgewood Pharmacy.

Medications compounded by Wedgewood Pharmacy are prepared at the direction of a veterinarian. Many compounded preparations are commonly prescribed, and supported by literature, to treat particular disease states, but you should always consult your veterinarian before taking or administering any compounded medication. Wedgewood Pharmacy does not make claims for the efficacy of its compounded preparations.

Phil Scully, R.Ph. Technical-Services Pharmacist 8/8/2011 8:32:00 AM

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Response to: Non-compliance and when pets will not cooperate
Friday, January 13, 2012
Edie Burch says:

Thanks to Wedgewood Pharmacy compounding my pets meds and making it a liquid that tastes like fish and a great syringe, I have no trouble with my cat taking her meds twice a day. LOVE WEDGEWOOD PHARMACY!

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