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

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