Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Please sign this petition! Controlled Substances Act

Please support and share: From the AVMA (American Veterinary Medicine Association):

As it’s currently written, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) makes it illegal for veterinarians to take and use controlled substances outside of registered locations (ex. The hospital or clinic). ** This means that it is illegal for veterinarians to carry and use vital medications for pain management, anesthesia and euthanasia on farms, in house calls, in veterinary mobile clinics, or ambulatory response situations. **

The DEA, has informed the AVMA that without a statutory change, veterinarians are in violation of the CSA and cannot legally provide complete veterinary care. The DEA has already notified some veterinarians in California and Washington State that they are in violation of this law.

The AVMA has an easy form to email your legislators at the link below and it just takes a second. Please support our work:

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