Summit VetPharm says 'No Sale' to sneaky doctor

Summit VetPharm says 'No Sale' to sneaky doctor

source-image
Feb 13, 2008
By dvm360.com staff

Summit VetPharm announced that it caught the first veterinarian selling Vectra 3D flea and tick product outside veterinary channels. A California doctor had Vectra 3D for sale on a consumer Web site for pet owners.

Within six hours of legal notification, the product was no longer for sale, according to a spokesperson. VetPharm's president and CEO, Julia Stephanus, attributed the success to the company's Bloodhound track-and-trace technology.

"It allowed us to pursue immediate action against this individual, who appears to have willfully violated our signed anti-diversion contract," Stephanus says.

Hot topics on dvm360

Vetcetera: The complex topic of canine fear-related aggression

A guided tour of resources for addressing this popular and complicated subject, featuring advice from Dr. John Ciribassi.

Reality TV and the veterinarian: Discussing mainstream dog training advice with clients

Your clients may be getting behavior advice from cable TV. Get your opinion in the mix.

Blog: Election results pose obstacles for veterinary prescription law

Flip in U.S. Senate's majority may slow progress of Fairness to Pet Owners Act.

The war between shelters, veterinarians needs to end

Despite practitioners’ legitimate gripes, they’re hurting themselves.

7 steps to a better relationship between veterinarians and rescue groups

A DVM in the city shares his advice to veterinary practices for working with rescues.