What is the history of Veterinary Medicine?

Veterinary medicine was first recorded in ancient Egypt around 1900 BC when King Piyadasi (Asoka) made medicine for people and animals available throughout his kingdom. The first veterinary college, the Veterinary School of Lyon, was established in 1761 in Lyon, France by Claude Bourgelat. His initial interest was livestock, but he created a scientific approach that applied to all species. Iowa State opened the first veterinary school in the United States in 1879.

veterinary-medicine-petsVeterinary Medicine May Help All Types of Animals?

Veterinary medicine spans a very wide array of treatments from reproductive health to sports medicine to preventative care to treatment of eye/ear/skin conditions. Veterinary medicine also covers a wide variety of animal groups including companion animals, livestock, zoo animals, or horses. It is an area of medicine that is very challenging because the animal patient can’t relay what they are feeling and assist the practitioner in determining course of treatment.

Veterinary medication can be dispensed in a many different dosage forms depending upon the individual needs of the animal patient.

  • Tablets and chewable tablets
  • Injections (intra-articular, intra-muscular, subcutaneous)
  • Tropical creams and solutions
  • Ophthalmic (eye) drops
  • Otic (ear) drops
  • Oral pastes
  • Oral solutions
  • Oral powders

How can I fill my Veterinary Prescription?

Hoye’s Pharmacy makes ordering your pet meds easy! Send us your prescription using one of the following methods and your pet will be feeling better in no time!

  • Fax you veterinary medication prescription to 1-888-879-5872 or (813) 839-8941
  • Ask your Vet to call in the pet med prescription to our pharmacists at 1-800-788-8123 or (813) 839-8861
  • Refills can be placed via iRefill, our smartphone application or on this website.
  • Bring in your pet med prescription to our pharmacy in South Tampa at 4330 South Manhattan Avenue in the Manhattan Plaza.