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Practices to Minimize Vet Shopping

It is important for veterinarians to notice the red flags when it comes to drug diversion.

Clients attempting to fill prescriptions too soon, or who insist they cannot bring their pets in for an exam before getting the prescription may be exhibiting the behavior of a "vet shopper". Educate your staff on the signs of a "vet shopper" to minimize individuals who solicit multiple veterinarians and/or seek prescription medication under false pretenses.

Veterinarians are encouraged to educate clients on proper storage and disposal of medications.