Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical services to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the Hospital for Large Animals. Services consist of providing pharmaceutical care to all hospitalized patients, as well as outpatients and any refill requests. Pharmacy oversees appropriate drug selection and use by veterinary students, interns and residents to ensure accurate patient care. Pharmacy provides drug information as needed to hospital staff, clients, referring veterinarians and pharmacists. Pharmacy enforces compliance with all state and federal drug laws.
Responsibilities include the daily activities necessary to provide accurate and efficient pharmaceutical services to patients and clients of both hospitals. This includes filling medication orders for all inpatients, outpatients and any refill requests, restocking inventory in the pharmacy and dispensing cabinets, and communicating with doctors, students and clients regarding medication orders or questions.