DEA Drug Log Compliance Checklist




What does this mean? Read our blog for details
If you need help with resources or materials to help your team with logging compliance reach out to us at
How does VetSnap make this easier for you?
Simple intuitive training that lets you get started with just a few hours of training and setup.
Track your containers from start to finish:
  • Manufacturing and invoice information, and unique identifying name
  • Receive date, open date activities are all clearly tracked and signed off by staff
  • Save time by auto-populating recurring information for drugs
  • Tracking the container status from unopened, to opened, to finished is auto-generated as part of restocking and logging
Track your usage clearly and holistically:
  • Date, amount used and wasted, client details including address, patient details, requesting physician, clear explanation of reason
  • Container(s) drawn from
  • Any modifications to the record, including additional amounts used, all clearly signed by staff
  • VetSnap integrates with your practice information management system, allowing us to auto-populate compliant details just by inputting an identifying field, e.g., patient number
  • Creating and modifying a log requires a valid signature PIN code
Keep an up-to-date accurate balance:
  • Ensure that your on-hand container balance is accurately reflected in your log balance (ideally daily), with errors corrected and documented
  • Be sure to clearly record at the appropriate level of detail your biennial inventory count, and any inventory counts done in between
  • VetSnap automatically validates your logged quantities to your PIMS records to identify issues, making reconciliation a breeze
  • Creating a compliant physical count record takes seconds to do
Validate any exceptional usage:
  • Any adjustments to container balances must have 2 people sign off with one as a witness
  • Any container level waste must have 2 people sign off with one as a witness
  • VetSnap has safeguards in place to ensure that anything that may require a witness signature or other necessary information is filled appropriately, and if anything is missing, there are clear warnings

Want to learn if VetSnap is the right solution for your hospital? Get started by scheduling a demo here

Learn how you too can reduce stress, save time, and stay compliant with VetSnap!

VetSnap is the first DEA compliant digital controlled drug log software with error checking and auto-reconciliation to your PIMS records.


We love VetSnap, it was easy to learn and easy to reconcile. The time it saves from actual paper logs is amazing! My staff is able to be utilized much more in the capacity of Licensed Technicians instead of being tied to the log book for a few hours/week. We LOVE it!!

Teri, Practice Manager, Lincoln, NE