Prescriptions outside the VMSC

VTH Policy # VMSC003

Implementation Date: 10/2021

Date of Last Revision: 10/2021

Next Review Due: 10/2024


Reviewed by VTH Administrative Team: 10/2021

Reviewed by VTH Board: N/A


Approved by VTH Director: 10/2021

Reviewed by Biosecurity Subcommittee: N/A

Subject to modification by the VTH Director without approval.


This document outlines the process for providing prescriptions to be filled at the VTH drug room or at an outside pharmacy. This applies to all medications to be filled at a location other than the VMSC. Prescriptions can be entered in SANDI and filled at the VTH drug room or called into an outside pharmacy.


There must be a record of all prescribed drugs in SANDI regardless of where they are dispensed from.

Procedure (if applicable)

Prescribing a Medication to be Dispensed from the VTH Medication Dispensary

  1. Enter the prescription in VetStar the same way as if filling it at the VMSC. However, do NOT write the statement about filling at the VMSC on the label.
  2. The prescription will be filled by VTH Dispensary staff and hung with the outpatient medications. 
  3. The medication may be picked up by the client or a representative from VMSC by going to the client prescription pickup window. Alternatively, if the medication is needed when the VTH Dispensary is closed, a VMSC clinician may use their pharmacy access to enter and get the already filled medication or fill it themselves following normal VTH processes.
  4. Non-controlled outpatient medications already filled will be at the front desk reception desk for after-hours pickup. 

Prescribing a Medication to be Filled by an Outside Pharmacy

  1. Enter an Outside Prescription under the patient’s medical record. Indicate the pharmacy where the medication is called into and the details of the prescription. If the client is being given a paper script, this can be indicated instead of the pharmacy name

Definitions (if applicable)

Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH): The collective clinical services of the Large Animal Clinic, Midwest Equine, the Small Animal Clinic, and the Veterinary Medicine South Clinic.


Keywords:VMSC, dispensary, pharmacy, prescriptions, filling, outpatient, medication   Doc ID:124453
Owner:Jenny C.Group:University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
Created:2023-02-28 15:52 CDTUpdated:2023-02-28 16:04 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
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