Entering Prescriptions in HIS (Health Information System)

VTH Policy # VMSC009

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 of entering prescriptions (inpatient and outpatient) in the HIS (Health Information System). All medications obtained from the VMSC drug room or ward stock must be entered into the HIS. 


Medications may be entered into VetStar by anyone with access using the following process.

Procedure (if applicable)

  1. Go to the patient’s medical record, and go to the Charges screen. Search for the Procedure and follow the steps to complete the prescription. 
  2. Select whether the medication will be administered in hospital or by the owner. If administered by the owner, enter the days’ supply.
  3. Add refills if desired
  4. If the medication will be filled at the VMSC type “VMSC to fill” on a line at the end of the directions, or type “VTH to fill”.
  5. The doctor will need to approve the prescription prior to VMSC or pharmacy filling

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.


KeywordsVMSC, pharmacy, dispensary, prescription, SANDI, Vetstar, prescribe   Doc ID124466
OwnerJenny C.GroupUofI College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
Created2023-02-28 16:30 CDTUpdated2023-02-28 16:40 CDT
SitesUniversity of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
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