*Please note that the Veterinary Pharmacy Certificate Program Is no longer available for purchase. If you have already purchased the package, you will still have access, but you must complete all courses by October 6, 2022 to receive your Certificate.

About this Library


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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Topics


Included CE


Courses

This program contains 10 CE courses

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy, Compounding
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 6/22/2022
Expiration Date: 6/22/2025

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.

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/5/2022
Expiration Date: 10/5/2025

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 10/27/2022
Expiration Date: 10/27/2025

Topics: Law, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/16/2022
Expiration Date: 11/16/2025

Topics: Law, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 2.00
Publication Date: 11/16/2022
Expiration Date: 11/16/2025

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 1.50
Publication Date: 11/21/2022
Expiration Date: 11/21/2025

Topics: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy
Credits: 3.00
Publication Date: 12/1/2022
Expiration Date: 12/1/2025

Payment Information

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