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Course Overview

Historically, veterinarians have dispensed medications without a pharmacist‘s involvement. However, due to drug availability, convenience, and pricing, many community pharmacies are now filling veterinary prescriptions. The idiosyncrasies of using veterinary medications and human medications in veterinary patients are generally not included in pharmacy school curricula, putting pharmacists at a knowledge disadvantage. There is also little emphasis in pharmacy education on drug information resources that are unique to veterinary drug use for pharmacists filling prescriptions for these patients. This course provides an initial overview of information necessary for pharmacists to accurately review and fill veterinary prescriptions.

About the Course Author

Dr. Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe is a Veterinary Pharmacist with the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Davis, California as well as a community pharmacist. She graduated in 2015 with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Findlay. Lauren R. Eichstadt Forsythe, PharmD, FSVHP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • Florida Board of Pharmacy


    This module is approved for 1.0 contact hours by Florida Board of Pharmacy

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Acknowledge various causes of errors with veterinary prescriptions, and formulate ideas related to reducing those errors ; Explain the licensing requirements of veterinarians; Identify drug information sources that can be used for veterinary drug information; Learn how to analyze veterinary prescriptions for clinical and formulation appropriateness
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Pharmacists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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