Power-Pak C.E.® Pharmacist Certificate Program in
Veterinary Pharmacy

Purchase unlimited access to all 10 CE courses (total of 22 credit hours) listed below for 2 years for the one-time fee of $59.00

About the Veterinary Pharmacy Certificate Program

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 25 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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Veterinary Pharmacy Certificate Program Listing

This program contains 10 cutting-edge modules:

Module 1. Anatomical and Physiological Considerations for Drug Therapy in Non-Human Species

Topic(s): Pharmacology , Veterinary Medicine , Veterinary Pharmacy

The goal of this educational activity is to introduce pharmacists to important anatomical and physiological features of non-human patients that have implications for drug therapy. This information is necessary for pharmacists to (1) provide competent pharmaceutical care and monitoring for animal patients and (2) offer rational consultation to veterinarians seeking to use new human drugs in animal patients.

Accreditations/Hours:
ACPE / Pharm / 2.00
ACPE / Other / 2.00
Web Publication: 10/10/2019
Expiration: 10/6/2022

 

Module 2: Principles of Toxicology in Non-Human Species

Topic(s): Veterinary Medicine , Veterinary Pharmacy

The goal of this educational activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about drugs, excipients, preservatives, flavors, dyes, and foods that are known or suspected to cause toxicities in dogs and cats, with an emphasis on the mechanisms by which these items cause harm in each species.

Accreditations/Hours:
ACPE / Pharm / 2.00
ACPE / Other / 2.00
Web Publication: 11/1/2019
Expiration: 11/1/2022

 

Module 3: Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Veterinary Pharmacy

Topic(s): Law , Ethics , Veterinary Medicine , Veterinary Pharmacy

The goal of this activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about important concepts in veterinary drug law and aspects of ethical professional behavior by pharmacy personnel when dispensing drugs for use in non-human species.

Accreditations/Hours:
ACPE / Pharm / 2.00
ACPE / Other / 2.00
Web Publication: 10/29/2019
Expiration: 10/29/2022

 

Module 4: Veterinary Drug Information Resources

Topic(s): Veterinary Medicine , Veterinary Pharmacy

The goal of this educational activity is to introduce pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to the most commonly used information resources for veterinary medicine.

Accreditations/Hours:
ACPE / Pharm / 1.50
ACPE / Other / 1.50
Web Publication: 11/6/2019
Expiration: 11/6/2022

 

Module 5: Top 30 Veterinary-Only Prescription Drugs Part 1: Antimicrobial Agents and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Topic(s): Veterinary Medicine , Veterinary Pharmacy

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a working knowledge of the most commonly prescribed veterinary-only antimicrobial agents and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Accreditations/Hours:
ACPE / Pharm / 3.00
ACPE / Other / 3.00
Web Publication: 11/11/2019
Expiration: 11/11/2022

 

Module 7: Providing Pharmaceutical Care and Products for Dogs

Topic(s): Veterinary Medicine , Veterinary Pharmacy

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists with a working knowledge of the most common canine disease states, principles of therapy and monitoring, and important counseling points, so that pharmacist can provide optimal pharmaceutical care and products for canine patients.

Accreditations/Hours:
ACPE / Pharm / 2.00
ACPE / Other / 2.00
Web Publication: 11/14/2016
Expiration: 11/14/2019

 

Module 8: Providing Pharmaceutical Care and Products for Cats

Topic(s): Veterinary Medicine , Veterinary Pharmacy

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists with a working knowledge of the most common feline disease states, principles of therapy and monitoring, and important counseling points, so that pharmacist can provide optimal pharmaceutical care and products for feline patients.

Accreditations/Hours:
ACPE / Pharm / 2.00
ACPE / Other / 2.00
Web Publication: 11/14/2016
Expiration: 11/14/2019

 

Module 9: Providing Pharmaceutical Care and Products for Horses

Topic(s): Veterinary Medicine , Veterinary Pharmacy

The goal of this activity is to provide pharmacists with a working knowledge of the most common equine disease states, principles of therapy and monitoring, and important counseling points, so that pharmacists can provide optimal pharmaceutical care and products for equine patients.

Accreditations/Hours:
ACPE / Pharm / 2.00
ACPE / Other / 2.00
Web Publication: 11/18/2016
Expiration: 11/18/2019

 

Module 10: A Review of Nonsterile Compounding Essentials for Veterinary Patients

Topic(s): Veterinary Medicine , Veterinary Pharmacy , Compounding

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.

Accreditations/Hours:
ACPE / Pharm / 2.50
ACPE / Other / 2.50
Web Publication: 6/21/2019
Expiration: 6/21/2022

 



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