Rabbit Medication

Rabbits can be just as difficult, if not more so, than cats when it comes to taking medication. It is important to take special precautions when administering medication to a rabbit, as they are such sensitive animals. Tablets for Rabbits Many veterinary medications are commercially available as tablets. These are not generally the easiest to[…]

Compounded Pet Medication Capsules

Combining Pet Medications

As pets begin to age, medications can play an important role in maintaining a good quality of life. And many times, aging pets are required to take multiple medications, multiple times a day. This can be troublesome for pet owners and stressful to the pet. Compounding Pharmacies Offer Options Veterinary specific compounding pharmacies work with[…]

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is a very common disease in cats, most commonly affecting middle-aged to older cats. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism in Cats Hyperthyroidism is caused when an enlarged thyroid gland (located in a cat’s neck) is producing an excess of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4). When produced properly thyroid hormones help regulate and control normal[…]

Veterinary Compounding

How Can Veterinary Compounding Help My Pet?

Veterinary compounding is preparing medications for individual patients. For example, our client, Lemon, was referred to us at 14 years old. She was in congestive heart failure with a level 5 heart murmur. Her owners were struggling with her everyday to get her to take her life saving medications. Luckily, Lemon’s veterinarian worked with our[…]

Vanderpump and GGVCP

GGVCP Provides Medication Donation to The Vanderpump Foundation

Golden Gate VCP is a proud sponsor of The Vanderpump Dog Foundation. The Vanderpump Dog Foundation began in 2016 and is working both domestically and internationally to help educate about the overpopulation of dogs. They emphasize the importance of spaying and neutering, as well as advocating for and providing second chances for homeless dogs globally.[…]

GGVCP Clients

Online Account for Pet Owners

We welcome all pet owners to log on to our website to register for exclusive access to GGVCP! Sign up is quick and easy! Go to www.ggvcp.pharmacy, click the green “register pet owner” button on homepage banner and follow the instructions! An online account allows pet owners direct access to: Request refills View order history[…]

Golden Gate Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy

FAQs: Compounded vs. Manufactured Pet Medications

Commonly at Golden Gate VCP, we get questions regarding the differences between compounded medications and commercially-available (manufactured) products. Below we hope to provide some insight into this topic. Q: How do compounded products differ from manufactured drugs? A: The main factor that separates compounds from commercially-available drugs is the scale in which they are made.[…]

Joint Statement from the California Department of Justice, California State Board of Pharmacy, and the Medical Board of California Regarding Secure Prescription Forms

Joint Statement from the California Department of Justice, California State Board of Pharmacy, and the Medical Board of California Regarding Secure Prescription Forms As of January 1, 2019, California law requires prescription forms for controlled substances to be printed with a uniquely serialized number.  Notices explaining the serial number format and reporting requirements have been[…]

New Policies Regarding Written Prescriptions

The Department of Justice has implemented new policies regarding written prescriptions for controlled substances, in a continued effort to combat drug abuse. As of January 1, 2019, all written prescriptions for Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substances must be done so on an approved security prescription form that is compliant with their new[…]

GGVCP Grand Opening Event

Grand Opening Celebration!

On Wednesday, December 12 we celebrated our Grand Opening with our staff, community members, supporters, clients and friends! Guests took a guided tour through our pharmacy, watched compounding and product demos, ate, drank and participated in a fun raffle! It was a wonderful event celebrating the people that helped make this move a huge success. A[…]

GGVCP Soft Chews

New, Eco-Friendly Chew Packaging

Our signature, soft-chews are easily one of the most popular medication forms that we compound. With the ability to meet the specific needs of individual patients with customized flavor options (including hypoallergenic), our chews are shipped out to pets all over the state. In an organized effort to reduce waste, our team is excited to[…]

GGVCP QTabs

GGVCP QTabs

Golden Gate VCP provides yet another way to offer convenience to both our veterinary clinics and the patients they serve. We are proud to launch QTabs. These scored tablets can be quartered or halved for convenient dosing flexibility for both in hospital and at home administration and enable the ability to medicate more than one[…]

Novato Proud

We are Novato Proud!

As many of our customers/followers know, we recently moved our pharmacy to Novato, CA. Within a month, we have already been recognized as a #novatoproud innovative business! We are truly honored to be recognized alongside other incredible people, community champions, hometown heroes, sustainability superstars and the other innovative businesses. To read more about all the[…]