ZOOLOGICAL Services

Medication for exotic animals requires precision work by experienced pharmacists. The Pet Apothecary works with zoos and research facilities to provide custom compounded medications for exotic animals of all kinds, including everything from lemurs to grizzly bears and chameleons to mongooses. For years, we have provided compounded zoological formulations for organizations such as the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, the Milwaukee County Zoo, and the Wildlife in Need Animal Rescue Center, to name a few. Our dedicated pharmacists and technicians, our advanced compounding techniques, and our 20+ years of experience in medication for exotic animals make us the most trustworthy and high-quality veterinary pharmacy for exotic animals available. 

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The Pet Apothecary understands that different species have their own unique needs and that different animals have their own unique personalities and preferences. We work as a partner with your facility to provide medication that is precise, convenient, and easy to administer. 

Even if medications are commercially available, they are rarely sold in dosage forms that are conducive to administering to exotic animals. Attempting to estimate an appropriate dose amount to administer is not only inconvenient for you, but also dangerous for your animal. Precision is important when it comes to veterinary medication because a too-weak or too-strong dose could be life-threatening. Our specialists consult with your researchers, zookeepers, and species specialists to ensure that the compounded product meets the needs of your animals. 

We carry many standard, routine, everyday-use medications for exotic animals, but we are also here to help when standard medications are inadequate. Our compounding specialists have access to discontinued medications to ensure your exotic animals’ health and continuous treatment even after medications become difficult to find on the market. 

The Pet Apothecary also offers creative, customized solutions to make medication administration as easy and stress-free as possible for both caretakers and animals. We offer a wide selection of oral or topical dosage form options for almost all medications: pills, capsules, sublingual tablets, creams, sprays, and patches. We can also formulate oral medications according to your animal’s preferred taste, smell, color, and texture. (Please see our Dosage Forms page for more information.) To streamline the medication administration process, our specialists can also consolidate different medications into a single dosage, making it much easier for caretakers to manage their animal’s health. 

We recognize that our clients may have limited time and competing priorities. For your convenience, The Pet Apothecary offers delivery services — via mail, delivery vehicle or other means based on geographic proximity and/or patient preference — to ensure that you get your medication as quickly and easily as possible. For in-store or drive thru pick-up, please see business our hours and locations.

Let us show you how The Pet Apothecary’s zoological division can help you care for your exotic animals. Contact us today!

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