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Veterinary Compounding Essentials

July 27 - July 28

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Enroll
$1,295 $1,095 $895 $750 $595
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VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is a 15 hour practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of animal diseases where a compounding pharmacist and/or technician can impact animal medication compliance;
  • Identify flavoring options for various animal species and compound preparations;
  • Differentiate between food and companion animals;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements and professional standards that affect veterinary compounding, including USP <795>;
  • Cite examples of drugs that are contraindicated or must be used with caution in animals;
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform calculations necessary to compound veterinary preparations;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate Beyond Use Dating (BUD) for veterinary preparations, in accordance with USP <795>;
  • Identify equipment and supplies commonly required to compound veterinary preparations;
  • Identify information resources and appropriate references that may be useful to the pharmacist and/or technician when compounding veterinary preparations;
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) when compounding veterinary preparations;
  • Demonstrate the ability to compound a variety of compound preparations, including transdermal gels, suspensions (aqueous and oil), solutions, chew treats, suppositories, and poloxamer gels;
  • Discuss how to prepare a patient education leaflet for veterinary patient;
  • Discuss marketing techniques for growing a veterinary compound practice

Learn about the ACA Compounding Training Instructors at acainfo.org/faculty.

CE Credit

Veterinary Compounding Essentials, a practice-based course, has been approved for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU’s) of continuing education credit being obtained in the live programming with ACPE Universal Activity Numbers 0201-0000- 17-002-L01-P/T. These UAN have an initial release date of 1/1/2017 and an expiration date of 1/1/2020. Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation form at the completion of the program. Attendees requesting CE will be required to provide their NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate (MMDD) to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE session. Due to new ACPE regulations, if required information is received after 60 days, a $250 late fee will be assessed before CE will be processed.

Travel & Hotel Accommodations 

Course participants are responsible for their own reservations and charges. Special rates for course participants are available at a selection of nearby hotels; information is available at www.acainfo.org/hotels or contact the ACA office at 901-383-8119 or training@acainfo.org.

Cancellation Policy

30+ days before event – Full Refund

29-14 days before event – 50% Refund

13-1 days before event – No Refund

Classes are subject to cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control and you should always plan travel accordingly. We recommend purchasing travel insurance or booking with an airline that will allow you to reschedule your flight if the need arises.

Funding for this course is provided in part by an unrestricted educational grant from the ACA Research and Education Foundation.


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