Current Pet Owners Rights

Pet Owner’s
Rights Today

2 states
require veterinarians to provide prescriptions to pet owners (but it doesn’t happen regularly and is very difficult to enforce)
17 states
require veterinarians to release the prescription to pet owners upon request
31 states
have no prescription release
requirements

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Common Practices that take Value Away from Pet Owners

  • Vets sometimes require prescription release fees
    • Reduces pet owner’s ability to save $$$
  • Vets sometimes require pet owners to sign a liability waiver for buying meds at other licensed pharmacies
    • May impact customer behavior and choice

 

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