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Are veterinarians required to give me a copy of pet medicine prescriptions?

Vicky Eckenrode
StarNews

Veterinarians in North Carolina must provide a prescription if the pet owner asks for one, according to the N.C. Veterinary Medical Board.

The board points to a 1996 letter from the state’s assistant attorney general in response to complaints about when a veterinarian should give a prescription.

“If the veterinarian based upon his or her medical opinion is willing to dispense medication, then they (veterinarians) must also provide a prescription, in place of said medicine, should the owner request a prescription,” the board’s Web site states. “If a veterinarian based upon his or her medical option not be willing to dispense medication, than it would also be appropriate to deny a request for a prescription.”

For more information: www.ncvmb.org

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