Veterinary Compounding Essentials is a 15 hour application-based course designed to introduce the pharmacist and pharmacy technician to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing.
Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of animal diseases where a compounding pharmacist and/or technician can impact animal medication compliance;
- Identify flavoring options for various animal species and compound preparations;
- Differentiate between food and companion animals;
- Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements and professional standards that affect veterinary compounding, including USP ;
- Cite examples of drugs that are contraindicated or must be used with caution in animals;
- Demonstrate the ability to perform calculations necessary to compound veterinary preparations;
- Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate Beyond Use Dating (BUD) for veterinary preparations, in accordance with USP
- Identify equipment and supplies commonly required to compound veterinary preparations;
- Identify information resources and appropriate references that may be useful to the pharmacist and/or technician when compounding veterinary preparations;
- Demonstrate the ability to properly utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) when compounding veterinary preparations;
- Demonstrate the ability to compound a variety of compound preparations, including transdermal gels, suspensions, solutions, chews, suppositories, Polyox 301 bandage, and poloxamer gels;
- Discuss how to prepare a patient education leaflet for veterinary patient;
- Discuss marketing techniques for growing a veterinary compound practice.