Our Story

A Veterinary COMPOUNDING Pharmacy
with New York Roots

We know how hard it is to have a sick pet, especially one who doesn’t like taking pills. That’s why, for nearly 20 years, we’ve been devoted to providing innovative, high-quality compounded medications that make life easier for pets and the people who care for them.



A dream comes alive…

After spending years serving human health needs, two friends and fellow animal lovers set out on a mission to revolutionize the way we medicate pets. Their goal was simple: to provide fully customized compounded medications designed for each  individual animal’s needs. Over the next few years, they transformed a human-focused pharmacy on the Upper East Side of Manhattan into the first veterinary compounding pharmacy in New York City.


The transition to a pet pharmacy is complete!

The large, storefront retail space formerly dedicated to human line items evolves into a pet boutique and veterinary pharmacy. Locals with pets visit the new store frequently and bring their pets’ prescriptions with them. A modest space in the back houses all the compounding and dispensing operations.  As more people learn about the pharmacy’s expertise compounding pet medications and reputation for exceptional service, operations expand to include free and fast delivery options. A complimentary same-day courier service is added to meet the needs of pet owners and veterinarians throughout NYC. Next business day delivery soon follows for areas outside the city.



Construction of a bigger & better, modern facility

Thanks to the patronage, support, and loyalty of an increasing number of veterinarians and pet owners throughout the country, the company outgrows its retail space. It builds a custom, state-of-the-art facility a few blocks from its original location. The pharmacy now occupies the entire fourth floor of a commercial building on 94th St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave. Although retail operations cease, clients (and their pets!) continue to visit at the pharmacy’s new location.


At long last, a new neighborhood subway line

After 100 years of construction, much of it taking place beneath the original pharmacy (with electrical outages, phone outages, street closures, and constant noise), the 2nd Avenue subway opens in January of 2017. The 94th St. Station is conveniently located half a block from the NYC pharmacy.



Best Pet Rx South opens in Manassas, Virginia

With almost 20 years of supporting veterinary teams and their clients, Best Pet Rx continues to grow with recommendations from pet owners and referrals from veterinary practices. To better serve our customers across the country, Best Pet Rx builds a second pharmacy location in Manassas, VA, just outside Washington, D.C.


The two pharmacy locations now send compounded medications to pets in more than 40 states! Service will continue to expand to additional states throughout 2023.  With these exciting changes at Best Pet Rx, our pharmacy teams will be able to help more pets than ever before!