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Elaine Blythe, PharmD

Elaine Blythe


About Elaine Blythe

Elaine Blythe completed coursework in animal science at Texas Tech University and then received her B.S. degree in pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University School of Pharmacy in 1992. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2003. Dr. Blythe’s area of expertise is educating pharmacy students and veterinary students in veterinary pharmacology.

Elaine is an associate professor at St. Matthews University School of Veterinary Medicine on Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean and teaches pharmacology to the veterinary students on the Island via distance education from her home in New Mexico. She joined the faculty at the school of veterinary medicine in 2010 after teaching 10 years at Creighton University School of Pharmacy in Omaha, NE.

Elaine is also adjunct faculty in the agricultural sciences department at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she created, developed and instructs a one-of-a-kind online course entitled “Pharmaceutical Use in Cattle” for undergraduate and graduate students as well as producers.

Dr. Blythe is also adjunct faculty at University of Florida College of Pharmacy where she has offers online courses in veterinary pharmacy to pharmacy students across North America.

Elaine was born and raised on a farm in eastern New Mexico and is very familiar with production animal medicine. In addition to her full-time teaching, Elaine provides regulatory affairs consulting services for several veterinary drug distributors in the United States, focusing on wholesale drug distribution licensing requirements and their influence on production animal medicine models.

Elaine serves as a veterinary pharmacist to the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT). Elaine spent three weeks deployed to Hurricane Katrina in September 2005 where her team set up the largest filed veterinary hospital and pharmacy in the history of the United States.

Elaine is an active member of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists and served as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Biological and Therapeutic Agents subcommittee on veterinary dispensing, prescribing and compounding in 2002-2003.

Elaine has given presentations on veterinary medicine and veterinary pharmacy topics to; the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association, Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists, Iowa Board of Pharmacy, Nebraska Pharmacist Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Oklahoma and Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Associations.

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