H.R. 1406, the Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011, would allow Congress to mandate how you run your practice by requiring all veterinarians to write a prescription at the time of prescribing, regardless of whether or not you would also be dispensing the product to your client You would also be required to provide a written disclosure that the pet owner may fill the prescription through you, the prescriber or another pharmacy.
This legislation is unnecessary and redundant. AVMA policy already encourages veterinarians to write a prescription in lieu of dispensing when asked by a client. And pet owners already have the ability to take a prescription to be filled at the pharmacy of their choice.