We Have An In-House Pharmacy

For your convenience, we have an in-house pharmacy filled with prescription medications for your pet’s health. We also carry a complete supply of prescription foods used to treat a variety of illnesses and diseases.

We do our best to keep our pharmacy fully stocked. If we do not have what your pet needs, it can be purchased here from our fully stocked online pharmacy with free home delivery on certain orders. Please reorder your pet’s medication or prescription food at least a week in advance.

Be aware that your preferred pharmacy may not have the prescription your pet needs in stock. Lawndale Pet Hospital is not responsible for out-of-stock prescriptions. Learn more about our prescription policies HERE.

Personalized Prescription Medications

If giving your pet medication is challenging, compounded medications may be just what the doctor ordered. A compounding pharmacy prepares personalized prescription medications for patients when a prescriber determines there’s a medical need and manufactured drugs are not appropriate or available. Compound medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed in the exact strength and dosage form required by each patient as directed by a prescriber. This allows a compounding pharmacist to work with patients and prescribers to customize medicines that meet a patient’s specific needs.

Our compounding pharmacy makes giving picky pets pills a breeze! Compounded medications are the same great medicine normally given as a pill, but in more convenient doses and forms and in some cases combinations of medications. For instance, medications can come in flavored liquids, micro tablets, super compressed tablets that melt in the mouth, flavored soft chews, suppositories, and transdermal gels that drive the medicine through the skin into the bloodstream.

Refilling Your Pet’s Prescription

To request a refill of your pet’s medication or prescription food, please choose one of the following options:

Your prescription refill can be picked up at the clinic. Ordering prescription drugs from some sources via the Internet can be risky. Please note: Prescriptions purchased through the pet portal online store come directly from our reputable distributor. At certain times, many of our products come with mail-in rebates and Single doses trials. Our staff is trained to inform you of all of these money-saving opportunities.

Please plan when your pet’s prescription needs to be refilled. You are welcome to call and ensure that your pet’s prescription can be refilled, the doctor will review your pet’s medical record and make sure no changes are needed to the prescription and approve the refill. Prescriptions will not be filled in advance unless you choose to pre-pay for the prescription over the phone, please be prepared to give our team the time it needs to fill the prescription.

For the safety of your pet, certain medications require blood testing and checkups at specific intervals in order for your pet to continue on the medication.

All prescription medications purchased from this hospital have been inspected and approved by the FDA, they are dosed properly and accurately and are manufactured and packaged according to US government regulations. Unfortunately, the same may not be true for online pharmacies. When you purchase from an online pharmacy, the fact is you do not know the source of the medications.

Prescriptions Refill Policy


Pharmaceutical manufacturers will only honor product guarantees when the medications are prescribed by and purchased from the pet’s veterinarian. Internet and mail-order catalogs do not qualify for these guarantees.

Online pharmacies hurt small practices and drive up the cost of professional fees

The pharmacy is a vital and integral part of any veterinary practice. Revenue from the pharmacy allows practices to keep professional fees at a reasonable and affordable rate, purchase medical equipment, and pay for a well-trained and professional staff. When revenue from the pharmacy declines, small practices have no choice but to increase professional fees to cover the cost of doing business.

Prescription Refunds

Any prescription medication that has left the building, regardless of whether or not it has been opened, CANNOT BE RETURNED. As all of our medications are regulated by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) we are subject to the same dispensing laws as human pharmacies. Please remember that flea medication is still a prescription item and falls under these regulations.

Online Pharmacies

Lawndale Pet Hospital will not fax a prescription to any online pharmacy. If you would like to purchase medications from one of these companies, we can provide you with a written prescription and ask that you come pick it up.

Our staff works diligently with a variety of manufacturers to find the best price and quality products and medications for your pet. We cannot vouch for the quality, dosing, proper storage, or legitimacy of medications purchased online.