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1. WO2002039362 - METHOD OF PROVIDING PER DOSE DELIVERY OF VETERINARY ONCOLOGY AGENTS

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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A method of providing per dose delivery of a veterinary oncology treatment agent, the method comprising the steps of:
inputting via a computer network specific characteristics of a veterinary patient;
receiving a treatment agent dose recommendation via the computer network in response to the inputting step;
accepting the dose recommendation via the computer network; and
placing an order for the treatment agent in response to the accepting step.

2. The method according to Claim l, further comprising the step of modifying the recommendation, and wherein in the accepting step the modified recommendation is accepted.

3. The method according to Claim 1, further comprising the step of dispensing the treatment agent dose in response to the order placing step.

4. The method according to Claim 3, wherein in the dispensing step, the treatment agent dose is dispensed at a centralized dispensing facility from a container containing a quantity of the treatment agent greater than the recommended dose.

5. The method according to Claim 3, wherein the treatment agent is a nutritional formulation, and wherein the dispensing step further comprises combining multiple nutritional components at a centralized dispensing facility.

6. The method according to Claim 3, further comprising the step of delivering the dispensed treatment agent dose accompanied by ancillary equipment.

7. The method according to Claim 6, wherein in the delivering step, the ancillary equipment comprises safety equipment for administering the treatment agent dose.

8. The method according to Claim 6, wherein in the delivering step, the ancillary equipment comprises a selected one of syringe needles and infusion sets.

9. . The method according to Claim 1, further comprising the steps of :
registering a veterinarian, including submission of a credit account;
verifying the credit account; and
processing a charge to the credit account in response to the accepting step.

10. The method according to Claim 9, wherein the order placing step is performed in response to the processing step.

11. The method according to Claim 1, wherein in the inputting step, a diagnosis is input to the computer network.

12. The method according to Claim 1, further comprising the step of consulting with an oncology specialist for diagnosis and treatment protocol determination.

13. A method of providing per dose delivery of a veterinary oncology treatment agent, the method comprising the steps of:
interconnecting a service provider's computer and a veterinarian's computer via a computer network;
inputting characteristics of a veterinary patient from the veterinarian's computer to the service provider's computer via the computer network;
communicating details of a treatment agent dose for treatment of the veterinary patient from the service provider's computer to the veterinarian's computer via the computer network; and
placing an order for the treatment agent dose in response to a communication from the veterinarian's computer to the service provider's computer via the computer network.

14. The method according to Claim 13, further comprising the steps of dispensing the treatment agent dose at a remote dispensing facility.

15. The method according to Claim 14, wherein the dispensing step is performed in response to the order placing step.

16. The method according to Claim 14, further comprising the step of delivering the treatment agent dose directly from the dispensing facility to the veterinarian.

17. The method according to Claim 16, wherein the delivering step further comprises delivering the treatment agent dose accompanied by ancillary equipment.

18. The method according to Claim 17, wherein in the delivering step, the ancillary equipment comprises safety equipment for administering the treatment agent dose.

19. The method according to Claim 17, wherein in the delivering step, the ancillary equipment comprises a selected one of syringe needles and infusion sets.

20. The method according to Claim 13, wherein the order placing step is performed in response to the communication from the veterinarian's computer to the service provider's computer, which communication is an acceptance of a recommendation for the treatment agent dose.

21. The method according to Claim 20, wherein the recommendation is generated by the service provider's computer in response to the step of inputting characteristics of the veterinary patient from the veterinarian's computer to the service provider's computer.

22. The method according to Claim 20, wherein the recommendation is accepted in modified form in the communication from the veterinarian's computer to the service provider's computer.

23. The method according to Claim 20, further comprising the step of processing a charge to a credit account in response to the communication from the veterinarian's computer to the service provider's computer.

24. The method according to Claim 23, wherein the charge processing step is performed prior to the order placing step.