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Protect Veterinarians and Their Patients From Burdensome Regulations

Veterinarians are busy. They work hard keeping family pets happy and healthy, which means they don’t have time to waste on red tape. The more time veterinarians spend on unnecessary paperwork, the less they can devote to what really matters — their patients. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what proposed legislation, H.R. 623, would do. This bill would force veterinarians to provide written copies of every prescription – even if their clients don’t want one.

This legislation is unnecessary because in most cases, consumers can easily receive written prescriptions by simply asking for them.

Congress shouldn’t be in the business of distracting veterinarians from caring for their patients. At best, this prescription mandate is a waste of time. At worst, it could lead to increased prices for consumers and decreased access to veterinary care. Tell Congress to oppose prescription mandates!

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