Veterinary Pharmacy Certificate Program

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Approximately 65% of U.S. households—nearly 80 million homes—have animals as pets. It's no surprise, then, that community pharmacists are filling more and more prescriptions for pets, and many pharmacies actively solicit prescriptions for animals.

Pharmacists are the only health care professionals that are legally permitted and also expected by society to provide competent pharmaceutical care and counseling for patients of all species, not just humans.

This can be challenging, given that most pharmacy school curricula still focus almost exclusively on principles of human pharmacotherapy. Pharmacists who wish to fulfill their societal mission must take the initiative to learn principles of veterinary pharmacotherapy. A credible education program—authored by an experienced veterinary pharmacist and peer-reviewed by experts in veterinary pharmacology and practice—is critical to success.

This 22-credit certificate program provides a comprehensive immersion in the most important and relevant aspects of veterinary pharmacy. Pharmacists who complete all 10 cutting-edge modules will gain a working knowledge of key topics such as:

  • Anatomical and physiological considerations in non-human patients.
  • Drug disposition and toxicology in non-human patients.
  • Legal and regulatory considerations in veterinary pharmacy practice.
  • Drug information resources for veterinary pharmacy.
  • Indications, mechanisms of action, dosing, adverse effects, and safety profiles for the top 30 veterinary drugs.
  • Pharmacotherapy and patient counseling for common conditions in dogs, cats, and horses.
  • Compounding prescriptions for animal patients.

All of the modules were written by a board-certified veterinary pharmacist with more than three decades of experience in a veterinary teaching hospital.

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Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Pharmacy Pharmacology Ethics

Included CE


Courses

This program contains 10 CE courses

Topics: Pharmacology, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/10/2019
Expiration Date: 10/6/2022

The goal of this educational activity is to introduce pharmacists to important anatomical and physiological features of non-human patients that have implications for drug therapy. This information is necessary for pharmacists to (1) provide competent pharmaceutical care and monitoring for animal patients and (2) offer rational consultation to veterinarians seeking to use new human drugs in animal patients.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/1/2019
Expiration Date: 11/1/2022

The goal of this educational activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about drugs, excipients, preservatives, flavors, dyes, and foods that are known or suspected to cause toxicities in dogs and cats, with an emphasis on the mechanisms by which these items cause harm in each species.

Topics: Law, Ethics, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/29/2019
Expiration Date: 10/29/2022

The goal of this activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about important concepts in veterinary drug law and aspects of ethical professional behavior by pharmacy personnel when dispensing drugs for use in non-human species.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 1.50
Publication Date: 11/6/2019
Expiration Date: 11/6/2022

The goal of this educational activity is to introduce pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to the most commonly used information resources for veterinary medicine.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 3.00
Publication Date: 11/11/2019
Expiration Date: 11/11/2022

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a working knowledge of the most commonly prescribed veterinary-only antimicrobial agents and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 3.00
Publication Date: 11/11/2019
Expiration Date: 11/11/2022

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a working knowledge of veterinary-only hormonal agents and other commonly prescribed drugs.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/14/2019
Expiration Date: 11/13/2022

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a working knowledge of the most common canine disease states, principles of therapy and monitoring, and provide pharmacists with important counseling points, so that pharmacy personnel can provide optimal pharmaceutical care and products for canine patients.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/13/2019
Expiration Date: 11/13/2022

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a working knowledge of the most common feline disease states, principles of therapy and monitoring, and provide pharmacists with important counseling points, so that pharmacy personnel can provide optimal pharmaceutical care and products for feline patients.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/13/2019
Expiration Date: 11/13/2022

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists with a working knowledge of the most common equine disease states, principles of therapy and monitoring, and important counseling points, so that pharmacists can provide optimal pharmaceutical care and products for equine patients.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy, Compounding
Credits: 2.50
Publication Date: 6/21/2019
Expiration Date: 6/21/2022

To provide pharmacists with knowledge and skills to facilitate preparation of high quality and legally compliant simple, moderate, and complex nonsterile compounded preparations for veterinary patients.

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