Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201 #560891-00105

Submission Number:
560891-00105
Commenter:
Gary Levy
Organization:
Lakeview Veterinary Hospital
State:
Louisiana
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201

Pharmacists are completely unqualified to dispense veterinary exclusive pharmaceuticals, as no pharmacy curriculum covers the unique pharmacology of these drugs, and their usage in non human animals. ONLY veterinarians have this training, and thus ONLY veterinarians should retain the prescribing and dispensing rights to such drugs. Pharmacists are unable to answer clients' questions in an educated manner about their pets' medications in the absence of significant veterinary pharmacology in their education.