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Episode 3: Alternative Medicine

Why are some medications prescription-only, while others are over the counter (OTC)? Are the OTC equivalents of prescription medications?

Nicole and Jez discuss the classification criteria for medications, and why OTC medications are not always the best choice instead of a vet visit or a prescription.


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Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2021. The Poisons Standard (the SUSMP). [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 18 October 2021].

The Tiny Vet Podcast

By Dr Nicole Su & Jez Watts

A very small podcast about big animal issues. Weekly episodes hosted by Dr Nicole Su (BSc. BVMS MANZCVS Unusual Pets).

Dr Nicole Su is a veterinarian, Jez Watts is a comedian-biotechnologist, and together they discuss commonly misunderstood topics in the pet and vet world. They live with three rabbits who are their children.

Presented by Upilio Pty Ltd.

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