Submission Number: 560891-00105
Received: 8/1/2012 10:27:34 PM
Commenter: Gary Levy
Organization: Lakeview Veterinary Hospital
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201
Attachments: No Attachments
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.