Summit VetPharm says 'No Sale' to sneaky doctor


Veterinary-only flea and tick formula found selling on consumer Web site--and stopped in hours.

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.

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