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[…]

Hypoallergenic Dog Medications

Hypoallergenic Dog Medications

Does your dog require medication? Does your dog suffer from food allergies? Compounded medication allows dog owners hypoallergenic, flavored medication options to make medicating your dogs easier, more convenient and most importantly safe. Dog Medications Dogs require medications for many different reasons over the course of their lives. Some dogs require life-long medications for chronic[…]

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 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[…]

Pacific Pharmacy Solutions

We are thrilled that our new pharmacy location in Novato, California is near completion. Our new address will be: 8 Digital Drive, Suite 104, Novato, California. This new location will enable us to continue to offer the quality-compounded medications that you and your pet patients have come to expect over the past 20 years, as[…]

K9 Tag Away Topical Treatment

Dogs with small, benign warts, skin tags, growths, lesions, etc., no longer need to fear surgery. Golden Gate Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy brings you “K9 Tag Away”. This innovative, new product is designed for at home treatment of small benign growths (skin tags) on dogs, without surgery. The  active ingredient, Celecoxib, helps reduce blood vessel density[…]

English Bulldog

Adding to our Otic Product Line! Next Generation Otic Packs

Otic Packs have revolutionized the way that many veterinarians treat ear infections. With one time, in clinic treatments the convenience to clients combined with the efficacy is really unmatched. But at GGVCP we are never satisfied, we keep pursuing how to make our products EVEN better and EVEN more convenient. With that said… introducing our[…]

Microcyn VS® now available through GGVCP

MicrocynVS® products will change the way veterinary clinics address and treat hot spots, wounds and other animal skin ailments. These products have at their foundation a proprietary and highly shelf-stable hypochlorous acid solution called Microcyn® Technology, which is used in the cleaning, irrigation and debridement of wounds, burns, cuts, rashes, biofilms and abrasions as well[…]

Compounded Flavored Pet Liquid Medication

Board of Pharmacy Update

On April 18th, the Board of Pharmacy Enforcement and Compounding Sub-Committee met. On the agenda was a discussion of how the new compounding laws have been affecting veterinary practice. Primarily at issue was the Beyond Use Date updates that require cGMP level testing in order to extend Beyond Use Dates beyond 14 days for most[…]

(Part II) Office Use Compounds – New Regulations

For Part II of this newsletter series we are going to be covering the upcoming changes in the CA Board of Pharmacy Regulations that will have the biggest impact on your veterinary practice:  Office Use Compounds.   As many of you may have seen over the summer CVMA put out an article in which the Board[…]

(Part I) Compounding and Ordering CII Drugs – New Regulations

As you may have heard the CA board of Pharmacy has developed new regulations that go into effect January 1st, 2017. It is pivotal that we as a business keep you, our clients, updated on these changes. The majority of the new regulations will not affect your day to day interation with our pharmacy, but[…]