Yesterday I learned that Target is testing out a new pilot program in their pharmacy where they will be able to fill not only human prescriptions, but pet prescriptions as well.
The pilot program launched last fall in 35 Target pharmacy locations in Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Some of the more common prescriptions that are likely to be filled for pets include HeartGard, Atopica, Clavamox and Deramaxx.
There has already been overwhelming support for this program from pet owners and a Target spokesperson credits this to the convenience, affordability and customer service these pet owners are experiencing.
Some in the veterinary profession, however, are concerned. Because they will not be able to match the low prices at Target, veterinarians see this program leading to a loss of income. This loss of income may in turn lead to higher veterinary fees, something pet owners are already experiencing year over year.
So, what are your thoughts? Would you consider buying your pet’s prescriptions at Target or would you stick to buying them at your veterinary office?
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