Prescription Refill Policy for Your Pet's Safety

Jan 11 2017

Prescription Refill Policy for Your Pet's Safety

Thank you for allowing Appalachian Animal Clinic to be your partner in your pet’s health. We look forward to helping your pet live a long, healthy and happy life and to help you facilitate more memories with your pets.

For your pet’s safety & health, to refill a medication at our vet hospital or through a third-party pharmacy, one of our veterinarians must have examined your pet within the past 12 months.

Annual veterinary exams before refilling prescriptions allows our veterinarians to ensure:
* your pet’s health condition has not changed
* the medication is still improving or maintaining your pet’s conditions
* your pet is not having negative reactions to the medication

Some medication refills require veterinary exams more than once per year to ensure your pet is not being negatively affected by the medication.

Heartworms are a serious and potentially fatal disease in cats and dogs, particularly in Cleveland, Tennessee area with the prevalence of mosquitoes. Year-round heartworm prevention is the best method of protecting your pet.

To refill a heartworm prevention medication, a heartworm test must be performed on your pet annually.

Additionally, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners requires our veterinarians to have an active relationship with your pet to prescribe medicine. Appalachian Animal Clinic upholds the ethics standards required by our licensing board and professional association to maintain this veterinarian-client relationship.

As your partner in your pet’s health, we welcome your questions and concerns on these and other matters that affect you and your pets.

To schedule an exam appointment, call 479-4760 or visit

We look forward to seeing you and your pets soon!