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Veterinary Pharmacy

PHA 6935 Veterinary Pharmacy

Credits: 2
Tuition: $1,150


Upon completing this course, students will have obtained knowledge and skills that can positively impact veterinary outcomes by applying their drug knowledge resources to veterinary situations. Pharmacists in suburban or rural community settings often receive prescriptions from veterinarians for animal patients. To prepare graduates to safely fill animal prescriptions and meet the legal counseling requirements, instruction on veterinary disease states and the human and veterinary prescription medications used to treat these conditions is warranted.

  • Equip students with a knowledge base on the clinical uses and indications of human and veterinary labeled medications in the treatment of diseases affecting animal patients.
  • Enable students to recall common animal disease states affecting companion animals with emphasis on pharmacotherapy options.
  • Focus on the unique legal and regulatory issues that affect the practice of veterinary pharmacy.
  • Discover, explore and apply of text and internet-based veterinary-specific resources to support students in their ability to problem solve when filling animal prescriptions.
  • Communicate effectively with animal owners and veterinarians to: meet state-mandated counseling requirements, ensure patient safety, and solve drug administration problems.
  • Discuss current topics in veterinary medicine and veterinary pharmacy.


Week Topic
Week 1 First Week of Class
Week 2 Legal and Regulatory
Week 3 Veterinary Informatics
Week 4 Diabetes
Week 5 KCS, Anti-Infectives
Week 6 Thyroid Disorders, CHF
Week 7 Epilepsy, Urinary Incont
Week 8 Exam #1
Week 9 EPI, Separation Anxiety
Week 10 Osteoarthritis, Otitis Externa
Week 11 Adrenal Diseases, Heartworm Preventatives, Flea/Tick
Week 12 Chemotherapy, TPN
Week 13 Human/Animal Bond
Week 14 Analgesics and Anesthetics
Week 15 Public Health, Exam #2

Required Materials

No Textbooks are required for this class.

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