Lactated Ringers. Apoquel. Doxycycline. These are just a few drugs that members have contacted AVMA about recently with concerns about availability. We’ve heard the reasons drug shortages happen: lack of a manufacturer’s access to high-quality active ingredients, and increased FDA regulation of the drug-production process, to name just a couple. But despite the reasons, it’s unfortunately something members have said is a fact of life. So, what’s a veterinarian to do when shortages happen? Here are some questions to help you get started.