Prescriptions, Online Pharmacy Purchases and Unused Medications
1. A veterinary-client-patient relationship needs to be established for any medication that is not over-the-counter, to be prescribed, dispensed, or refilled.
2. All prescriptions requiring approval to online or outside pharmacies are subject to a $15.00 fee per each prescription. We also reserve the right to deny any online pharmacy prescription based on review of your pet's medical history and the professional judgment of the prescriber.
3. Due to the risk associated with online pharmacies and pet retail stores, we recommend that you purchase medications and parasiticides directly from Gibson Animal Clinic or our online pharmacy. Our distributors are not contracted to supply to online pharmacies or pet retail stores and only supply where a direct veterinary-client-patient relationship exists. There is no way we can ensure that products purchased from online pharmacies and/or pet retail stores have been handled correctly or whether these products are legitimate or counterfeit. We cannot guarantee that your pet will not experience an adverse effect or that the product will work as it is supposed to.
4. We are unable to accept unused portions of dispensed prescription drugs for refund, except when these drugs are subject to a recall. This policy is for your protection and assures you that medications dispensed from our pharmacy have been handled in a safe, unaltered manner.
March 5, 2019 -- For Equine Owners
Memo from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, December 19, 2018:
Effective January 1, 2019, the Animal Health Section will offer the Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (EECVI). The Six Month Equine Event Permit (EEP) will also continue to be offered through June 30, 2019. Effective January 1, 2020, the EECVI will replace the EEP.
The Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (EECVI) is a digital extended Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) that improves traceability for infectious animal disease purposes.
On April 1, 2019, Gibson Animal Clinic will transition from the Six Month Equine Event Permit (EEP) to the Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (EECVI). This transition will also include a price increase to $60.00 for EECVIs effective April 1, 2019.
We ask that you please call our office at (912) 285-7678 and provide a valid email address that will be added to your account for this digital transition.
You will receive an email containing a link, instructions, and support contact information to register your Animal Owner Account with MyVetLink. The MyVetLink portal will provide you with instant online access to electronic certificates for your horse including coggins (EIA), Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), and Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (EECVI). You will be able to download certificates for offline storage and be able to look up interstate movement requirements for compliant travel. The MyVetLink portal is also where you will manage moving permits as you travel with your horse.
For more information about MyVetLink, you can visit MyPetLink
If you have any questions or concerns about this transition, please do not hesitate to contact us at (912) 285-7678.