Veterinary Practices

When it comes to drug diversion, veterinarians are just as at risk (if not more) than the human side of healthcare.

Titan Group DEA - Veterinary Practices

How do I run an efficient practice and keep up with complex DEA requirements?

It’s a question many veterinary practitioners wrestle with. Many other vets simply believe, “It can’t happen to me.” Neither is the best risk-mitigation strategy. The fact is, many veterinary practices would fail a federal or state controlled-substance regulatory inspection if it happened today.

Today, the average
veterinary practice has
11 potential DEA
infractions.

Source: 2019 TITAN Group survey of 78 practices from New York to Hawaii

The current federal fine
—per infraction—is $15,040.

And it’s not uncommon for
fines to exceed $1M.

Source: DEA

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It was long thought that the risk for drug diversion in veterinary practices was minimal. But with the opioid crisis still raging, practices stocked with popular controlled substances like Fentanyl, Hydromorphone, Hydrocodone and Tramadol, have become a target-rich environment for addicts. On top of that, the DEA has expanded its monitoring capabilities using sophisticated data analytic tools to identify unusual ordering activity. This has led to more unannounced visits and tougher oversight than ever before.

Sometimes bad things happen to good veterinarians.

See how we helped one practice avoid $325,000 in DEA fines. Read the Case Study.

We’re in your corner.

With decades of criminal and regulatory drug enforcement experience, we help veterinary practices become—and stay—DEA-compliant with all aspects of the Controlled Substance Act and Code of Federal Regulations. We help businesses like yours avoid penalties, potential legal expenses and other damaging exposure. Our team of former DEA agents, diversion investigators and pharmacists have the knowledge and knowhow to help you navigate intimidating regulatory requirements. Many companies claim to be DEA compliance consulting “experts”, but they don’t have the singular focus, combined experience and breadth of services we have.

100% of the thefts we have remediated for our clients have been an “inside job.”

(Includes work from small, one-facility practices to large veterinary referral hospitals and acquisition groups.)

We’re like a DEA compliance EASY button for veterinary practices.

Titan Group is like a DEA compliance ”EASY Button“

Know what the DEA is on the lookout for.

These are the most common veterinary violations the DEA is searching for:

  • Registration issues
  • Lack of physical security
  • Poor record-keeping
  • Failure to prevent drug diversion

Whether you’ve already been approached by the DEA, have recently submitted a DEA Form-106 or you’re just concerned about staying compliant, we can help. Try our simple, FREE Risk Assessment to see how your practice stacks up right now. Then let us know how we can help.

The experience TITAN Group brings is unmatched. They saved us from a serious financial headache!

Matthew Zedwick
Co-Owner
Columbia Veterinary Hospital

TITAN’s expertise gave us the ability to assess our regulatory risk in one seamless process across 17 locations. Titan is very easy to work with and extremely flexible.

Dr. Timothy Smith
Chief Medical Officer
Ethos

My clinics have been so appreciative for the help; they realize the value Covetrus has offered them when they use TITAN. TITAN Group is truly an extension of our ‘team’.

Donna DuRant
Territory Manager, Equine
Covetrus, Inc.

Since completing our audit, we are more compliant than ever. If we are ever audited, I have the security of knowing that TITAN is on our side every step of the way.

Karen Critchley-Capone
Patient Services Manager
Oradell Animal Hospital

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