This webinar session will introduce the practicing pharmacist and pharmacy technician to new drug entities approved for dogs and cats in the United States. Familiarity with new and emerging therapies is essential for the practicing veterinary pharmacist and pharmacy technician in order to assist veterinarians and pet owners during crucial drug therapy discussions.
1. Identify five new drug entities approved for dogs and cats in the United States.
2. Describe the place in therapy of these new drug therapies relative to alternatives.
3. Explain the mechanism of action of the new drug therapies described.
This is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.
Margo Karriker, RPh, PharmD, FSVHP, DICVP
Dr. Karriker is unique as a pharmacist in serving only veterinary patients. She completed a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003 and completed a two year residency in Clinical Veterinary pharmacy at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 2005. She received her board certification from the International College of Veterinary Pharmacy in 2012. She has specific research interest in compounding customized medications for veterinary patients, as well as pain management for companion animals. In addition to her position at the UCVMC-SD, she also holds an appointment with the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences as an Assistant Clinical Professor where she works to educate pharmacy students about the needs of the veterinary profession. Dr. Karriker also serves as the Consultant Pharmacist for Veterinary Specialty Hospital.
FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING & CALCULATIONS is a 3-day, 21-hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but are interested in the latest techniques, ingredients, and equipment. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend.