Skip to main content

An Audit Report on Controlled Substances Management at Texas A&M University

August 2023


The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) at Texas A&M University did not have adequate processes and controls to ensure that it disposed of controlled substances, such as expired products and prescriptions that were no longer needed by animal owners, in accordance with applicable federal and internal requirements. VMTH also did not have accurate and complete records of the controlled substances transferred for off-site destruction. Additionally, while VMTH documented most required information on product waste, it should ensure that appropriate disposal containers for product waste are available and used by its personnel.

VMTH did have effective physical security controls in place to safeguard controlled substances. However, opportunities exist for VMTH to improve its inventory management processes.