Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy, Diamondback Drugs, Has Selected Grand Prize Winner in Their Max Memorial Essay Contest

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Veterinary compounding leader awards $1,000 to Jolie Hunsinger, winner of the Max Memorial Essay Contest held earlier in 2013.

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In Hunsinger's essay, she made a strong case for the idea that compounding increases quality of life for both pets and their owners, as compounded medications can be much more palatable, and far easier to administer.

The world of veterinary medicine is a dynamic one, with new technologies and advancements changing the landscape on a regular basis. Prescription compounding is an ancient science that has endured through the ages because of never ending need for individualized medication therapy. Nowhere is that need more critical than in the field of veterinary medicine, where customized medications can mean the difference between therapeutic success and dismal failure.

Veterinary compounding specialists Diamondback Drugs have been in business for more than a decade providing customized medications to veterinarians and their patients nationwide.

Recognizing the role of today’s veterinary students in shaping the future of the field, Diamondback Drugs initiated the Max Memorial Essay Competition.

The contest was named in honor of a much-loved former Diamondback Drugs client, a 4 year-old Labrador Retriever/Boxer mix named Max, who left the world too soon as a result of an unknown allergic reaction, but whose brief time on earth was improved by the use of compounded medications.

Diamondback Drugs sees the essay contest as an opportunity for veterinary students to learn about the science of prescription compounding, and the ways in which customized pharmaceutical therapies can play a part in improving existing therapeutic regimens.

Open to veterinary students, the competition called for essays citing specific examples of the benefits or uses of pharmaceutical compounding in veterinary medicine. Jolie Hunsinger, a student at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, rose to the challenge, crafting an insightful essay worthy of the $1,000 first prize.

In Hunsinger's essay, she made a strong case for the idea that compounding increases quality of life for both pets and their owners, as compounded medications can be much more palatable, and far easier to administer. Hunsinger also astutely noted that because of their ease of use, compounded medications can help increase pets’ longevity, as the easier it is to administer an animal’s medication, the more likely it is that they will complete the drug therapy as prescribed.

Diamondback Drugs would like to extend sincere congratulations to Jolie Hunsinger on her winning essay, and wish her continued success in her studies.

About Diamondback Drugs

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Diamondback Drugs specializes in the art and science of veterinary compounding. They offer home delivery, and stock the widest range of medications, chemicals, bases and flavors. Learn more about Diamondback Drugs at their website: http://www.diamondbackdrugs.com/ or call them direct at 866-578-4420.

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