Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201 #560891-00112

Submission Number:
560891-00112
Commenter:
Randall Ross
Organization:
CVSAMC
State:
Vermont
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201

I believe this bill treats veterinarians and veterinary medicine with disregard and disrespect. We, as veterinarians, are constantly striving to provide the highest standard of care for our patients at the lowest possible price for our clients. To suggest that human pharmacies can provide lower cost medications with the same level of expertise is completely erroneous. The human pharmacies ALWAYS charge more for perscribed medications than do veterinary pharmacies. Also, when we dispense medications, we know the animal, the disease and the medications that pass over the counter. The human pharmacies have none of that knowledge. I believe this bill is a travesty. Once again, people with little knowledge making large decicions.