Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201 #560891-00283

Submission Number:
560891-00283
Commenter:
Laura Kee
Organization:
WGAH
State:
Missouri
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201

No changes should be made to the current policy. At our hospital, one of the largest privately owned hospitals in the midwest, we will write a prescription for the client when it is requested. We also call in prescriptions to their pharmacy when requested and will approve their prescription requests for internet pharmacies. We do not charge for this convenience. Requiring veterinarians to write a prescription for every medication we recommend, whether the clients want it or not, is a ridiculous waste of time and will result in an increased amount of paperwork coupled with a considerable decrease in client compliance.