Letter from Kim Brown Pokorny

September 16, 2009

Dear WVMA Equine Practitioners:

It has come to the attention of the WVMA that many Wisconsin equine practitioners have received a letter, naming them in a complaint filed with the Department of Regulation and Licensing.

In response to member calls, the WVMA has talked with WEPA, AAEP, AVMA, a compounding pharmacy and several named individuals. Based on the information we have gathered, we recommend the following:

  • Consult with an attorney
  • Reference the resources the WVMA has put together regarding compounded drugs.  You can access these resources on the WVMA website at: www.wvma.org
  • Call your liability company and talk through what their views are on compounded drugs — check your coverage status

If you would like to communicate with other named DVMs and discuss the next steps, contact the WVMA office in the following way:  In an email state your interest in sharing your contact information with other named DVMs in this complaint and include your contact information. This list will only be shared with named individuals ANDonly if you grant that permission in an email.

Please note the resources on the website are a result of significant research and conversations with leading experts on compounding drugs. Whether or not you are named in this complaint, we recommend that all DVMs review this information.

 

Sincerely,

Kim Brown Pokorny

WVMA Executive Director