ACVP Fellows-Only Benefit

🐾 Each quarter, ACVP Fellows will be offered the opportunity to complete a pre-selected CE program at no charge!

Webinar Title: The GRAS is Not Always Greener: Providing Toxin-free Drug Therapy to Animal Patients

About:  Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians often are the last line of defense in recognizing and preventing potential animal poisoning. Unfortunately, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians traditionally are trained only in human toxicology. To provide competent and confident pharmaceutical care to non-human species, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must possess a working knowledge of species-specific susceptibilities to toxins. Factors that affect the risk of toxicity vary greatly among species; they include (but are not limited to) differences in absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination; anatomical characteristics such as the inability to vomit; age and size of the animal; and seasonal and environmental influences. This presentation will review drugs, excipients, and foods that may be toxic when given to dogs and cats.

Pricing Begins: July 1st, 2023
Pricing Ends: September 30th, 2023

*If you do not have an NABP number, select “International Pharmacist” or “International Pharmacy Technician” when registering.


Gigi Davidson, BSPharm, DICVP, FSVHP, FACVP, is the former Director of Clinical Pharmacy at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she practiced veterinary pharmacy for 35 years.  Ms. Davidson received a pharmacy degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 1983 and earned Diplomate status in the International College of Veterinary Pharmacy in 2001. She was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society in 2006 as an honorary member for distinguished advancement of veterinary science. Gigi is a past President of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists and of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists. Ms. Davidson is the ACVP delegate to the American Pharmacists Association House of Delegates. Ms. Davidson was the Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Compounding Expert Committee from 2010-2020 and continues to serve as a member. Gigi is the recipient of USP’s Beal Award when in 2015 she became the first female and first veterinary recipient of that award. She has many publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and her primary area of research interest is stability, safety, and efficacy of compounded therapies in non-human species. Her research interests in retirement include drug disposition in honey bees and pharmacological action of plant pollens and nectars on honey bee colonies.