Veterinary Pharmacotherapy: Foundations and Endocrinology, Module 1, provides an overview of the legal foundations that govern veterinarians and veterinary pharmacists, as well as laws surrounding compounding. Modules 2 and 3 discuss endocrinology concerns of cats and dogs, which commonly require long-term medication.
Veterinary Pharmacotherapy: Introduction and Endocrine is a 3.25 Contact Hour activity which includes required video presentations and readings, recommended resources, an online self-assessment quiz, and a graded exam.
|Module 1||Introduction to Veterinary Pharmacotherapy|
|Module 2||Endocrine I: Diabetes, Addison's Disease, Cushing's Disease|
|Module 3||Endocrine II: Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism|
|Graded Exam||Final Assessment|
After completing this continuing education program successfully, learners will be able to:
- Describe the laws and regulations regarding pharmacy as it pertains to veterinary products, veterinary pharmacy and compounding medications.
- Identify the conditions listed below in cats and dogs;
- Apply appropriate therapeutic use of medications in the disease states listed below; and
- Compare and contrast therapies for disease states similar to those listed below occurring in humans, and how their therapies are similar and/or different.
- a. Endocrine disorders
- i. Canine hypothyroidism
- ii. Feline hyperthyroidism
- iii. Diabetes
- iv. Cushing’s syndrome
- v. Addison’s disease
Community pharmacists know that more and more pet owners are asking for pet medications from their local pharmacy, which can be more convenient and less expensive than getting them from their veterinarian.
But, the ways dogs and cats process medications can be much different than how humans process the same drugs--so what pharmacists have learned about medications in humans isn't enough.
Our four Veterinary Pharmacotherapy continuing education activities help fill this gap. Learn about common companion animal disease states and how medications address these problems, with guidance for educating pet owners about their pets' medications.