Continuing Education, Pharmacy Compounding Training, and Conferences

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Online CE Opportunities Available:

The Veterinary Pharmacotherapy Basics Bundle is accredited for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Shortly after joining ACVP, new members will receive a “Welcome Email” with a code to receive the Veterinary Pharmacotherapy Basics Bundle at no cost*.

Not So Tiny Humans: Understanding Anatomy & Physiology of Dogs and Cats, Erica Wassack, PharmD — 1 CE
Learning Objectives
• Explore anatomical and physiological characteristics of dogs and cats
• Describe how these characteristics impact drug disposition
• Provide examples of drugs and substances that affect dogs and cats differently compared to humans

The GRAS is Not Always Greener: Providing Toxin-free Drug Therapy to Animal Patients, Gigi Davidson, BSPharm — 1 CE
At the conclusion of this program, the participating pharmacist or technician will be able to:
• Summarize the species-specific risk of susceptibility to toxic substances in dogs and cats.
• Describe toxic drugs, excipients, and foods known to cause morbidity and mortality in dogs and cats.
• Identify veterinary toxicological information resources for pharmacists including databases, textbooks, and professional organizations.
• Review elements of a checklist to prevent and detect potential toxin exposure in pets.

Connecting to Veterinarians and Pet Parents, Hunter Young, Chief Strategy Officer at Mabus Agency — 0 CE
BONUS WEBINAR: This webinar will help you brand, market, and ultimately connect to what veterinarians and pet parents care about. You will learn how to approach niche marketing and get a high-level review of the most effective marketing channels available today. This knowledge will help you bring new clients to your pharmacy and ensure they have the proper education before and after working with you.

The Compounding Clarity: Decoding USP Standards in Pharmacy Practice Bundle is accredited for 3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

GFI #256: How it affects compounding for veterinary patients, Brenda Jensen, CPhT, CNMT, MBA — 0.5 CE
This webinar will help veterinary compounders understand the requirements of GFI-256 and why such a document is necessary in the current federal landscape. Pharmacists and technicians will learn when FDA intends to use enforcement discretion regarding the compounding of animal drugs using bulk drug substances and how to comply with these requirements. They will also learn how they can nominate drugs to the list for compounding office stock drugs used for nonfood-producing animals.

Understanding the revision to USP <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations, Brenda Jensen, CPhT, CNMT, MBA — 0.5 CE
This webinar will help pharmacists and technicians understand and prepare for changes to USP <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations that will go into effect on November 1, 2023. The webinar will include differentiating dosage forms that may be compounded as nonsterile preparations and how to assign beyond-use dates as well as reviewing changes to facility, personnel, and documentation requirements.

Preparing for change: Key aspects of revised USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding, Brenda Jensen, CPhT, CNMT, MBA — 1 CE
This webinar will help pharmacists and technicians understand and prepare for changes to USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations that will take effect on November 1, 2023. The webinar will include an overview of requirements including the transition to Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3 compounded sterile preparations and what each of these entails. Topics covered include requirements for facility and equipment, environmental monitoring, personnel training, and competency, documentation, and quality management.

Interpreting and Applying USP Compounded Preparation Monographs in Pharmacy Practice: Recipes for Quality, Gigi Davidson, RPh, DICVP, FACVP, FSVHP — 1 CE
Since 1820, USP has published Compounded Preparation Monographs (CPMs) with the goal of standardizing quality-assured formulas for the most commonly used compounded preparations for humans and animals. While most pharmacy professionals are aware of these monographs, many do not understand the significance and utility of each of the sections of a monograph. Join this webinar to learn where to find and how to interpret the meaning and intent of these unique “recipes” and how to apply them to your veterinary pharmacy practice.

Earn up to 8 accredited hours (0.8 CEUs) of continuing education focused on Veterinary Pharmacy when you purchase the
2023 ACVP Veterinary Pharmacy Conference Bundle:

  • GFI #256: How it affects compounding for veterinary patients – 2023, Brenda Jensen, CPhT, CNMT, MBA — 0.5 CE
  • Pearls and Innovations: Unique Patient Cases, Natalie Young, PharmD, BCSCP, FACVP — 1 CE
  • Understanding the revision to Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations – 2023, Brenda Jensen, CPhT, CNMT, MBA — 0.5 CE
  • Interpreting and Applying USP Compounded Preparation Monographs in Pharmacy Practice: Recipes for Quality,  Gigi Davidson, BSPharm, DICVP, FACVP, FSVHP — 1.0 CE
  • Backyard Chicken Basics,  Miranda Sadar, DVM, DACZM — 2.0 CE
  • Micro-Influencers”: The top dog when germs are in charge,  Mark Wiencek, Ph.D. — 1.0 CE
  • Preparing for change: Key aspects of revised USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations, Brenda Jensen, CPhT, CNMT, MBA — 1.0 CE
  • I’m Precepting a Veterinary Pharmacy Rotation, Where Do I Start? – A Preceptor’s Guide to a Veterinary Pharmacy Rotation, Thomas A. Magnifico RPh, FACA, FACVP & Tanner Trantham PharmD, FACVP — 1.0 CE

Earn up to 3 accredited hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education focused on Veterinary Pharmacy when you purchase the
Veterinary Pharmacy for Exotic Animals Bundle:

Data Gaps in Aquatic Pharmacology: Identifying Challenges and Needs, Jamie Torres, DVM — 1 CE
At the conclusion of this program, the participating pharmacist or technician will be able to:
• Identify common routes of medication administration to aquatic animals
• Describe how medications administered to aquatic animals can affect filtration and water quality parameters
• Identify drugs approved by the FDA for use in Aquaculture
• Discuss the need for newer, less toxic medications in aquatic medicine as well as more species-specific studies

Exotic Pets and Your Imagination, Randy Carr, RPh, FAPC, FACVP — 1 CE
At the conclusion of this program, the participating pharmacist or technician will be able to:
• Discuss the difficulties of treating different animals
• Outline a plan to treat different veterinary problems
• Identify options in treating different species
• Apply what you have learned for future situations

You Need to Treat What? Meeting the Unique Pharmacy Needs of Zoo Animals, Ryan Colburn, DVM, Veterinarian — 1 CE
At the conclusion of this program, the participating pharmacist or technician will be able to:
• Discuss the challenges the many zoological species present to their care team
• Identify ways zoo veterinarians and pharmacists can work together for the benefit of zoo patients
• Describe some unique cases that are present in zoo medicine

Earn up to 7 hours of continuing education focused on community pharmacy when you purchase the
2021 Veterinary Conference Bundle – On Demand, originally presented June 11-12, 2021.

Metronomic Chemotherapy: Hope vs. Hype – Craig Clifford, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology) — 1 CE
USP <800> Past, Present, and Future of this Standard Implemented in our Professions – Brett Cordes, DVM — 1 CE
Data Gaps in Aquatic Pharmacology: Identifying Challenges and Needs – Jamie Torres, DVM — 1 CE
Deciphering Small Animal Antibiotics – Katherine Raines, PharmD, BSPS, FSVHP — 1 CE
Rabbits, Ferrets, and Birds – Oh My! Anatomy and Physiology Considerations for Our Smallest Patients – Lauren Forythe, PharmD — 1 CE
Attendee Roundtable Discussion with Student Pharmacists – Savannah Cunningham, PharmD Candidate, Mercer University College of Pharmacy / Emily Yenser, Student Pharmacist at Wilkes University / Madison Villers, PharmD-2023, Northeast Ohio Medical University — 1 CE
The GRAS is Not Always Greener: Providing Toxin-free Drug Therapy to Animal Patients – Gigi Davidson, BSPharm, DICVP, FSVHP, FACVP — 1 CE

Compounding Training Courses through ACA

In this 6hour knowledge-based home study learning program, participants will review the regulations of veterinary medicine and recommendations for veterinary compounding, as well as the challenges in compounding for a veterinary patient. Participants will explore ways to help patients and owners by adjusting dosage strength, customizing dosage forms, and tailoring ingredient selection by animal species.  Participants will review important compounding principles, including the benefits and risks of different routes of administration, the appropriate application of excipients, and the use of flavoring agents.