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MEDISCA Australia | Veterinary Compounding - A Customised Approach Virtual Seminar | 13-14 May 2021

May 13, 2021 to May 14, 2021

Course Format

1.5-day live virtual seminar (12 hours) that allows you to connect and interact online, in real time, through open mic Q&A sessions, group discussions, polls, and online chats. Practically apply your knowledge through customized formula development and case assessments. Leave the live event with a comprehensive manual containing references, resources, and tools that will help you expand your veterinary compounding practice and optimize therapeutic outcome for your veterinary patients.



Veterinary pharmacy is a well-established niche specialty that is high in demand and diverse in opportunity. Although once dominated by veterinarians, pharmacists now play an essential role in the treatment of animals. Contrary to typical pharmacy for human patients, veterinary pharmacy is uniquely challenged with treating a diverse range of species, on top of individual variations, concerns with patient non-compliance, and limited veterinary drug availability. Addressing these challenges and obstacles requires specialized knowledge in species-specific physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and behavior; much of which exceeds what is taught in pharmacy school. In this live activity, participants will gain a fundamental understanding of veterinary pharmacy and applicable skills in customised medications.  
In this 1.5-day seminar, participants will learn about the challenges in veterinary pharmacy (i.e., species-specific pharmacokinetics, drug contraindications, patient compliance, treatment efficacy, and drug availability) and how to circumvent these obstacles through customised pharmacotherapy. From here, participants will interpret and appraise the regulations and recommendations surrounding veterinary compounding and explore compounding opportunities in the form of adjusting dosage strength, customizing dosage forms, and tailoring ingredient selection based on animal specificities and tolerances. Participants will review key compounding principles, including the benefits and risks of different routes of administration, the appropriate application of excipients, and the incorporation of flavouring agents. Opportunities for customization in regards to specific animal disease states (e.g., canine atopic dermatitis, equine corneal ulceration, feline hyperthyroidism, canine epilepsy, feline gastroparesis, etc.) will be discussed. Lastly, participants will be provided with expert marketing strategies needed to initiate or expand their compounding practice. Participants attending the seminar will be kept engaged by employing problem-solving skills in the form of interactive activities, group discussions, and case studies.


Intended audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians


  • Veterinarians
  • Pharmacy managers

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists

  • Examine the challenges associated with veterinary pharmacy, including species-specific pharmacokinetics, patient compliance, drug availability, and drug contraindications.
  • Recognize the need for customised medication opportunities for the treatment of veterinary animals with emphasis placed on dogs, cats, and horses.
  • Evaluate the different ways compounding can achieve customisation and address the difficulties associated with veterinary pharmacy.
  • Apply skills of reasoning and interpretation in appraising current regulatory standards, recommendations on compounding veterinary drugs, and drug information resources.
  • Investigate the benefits and challenges of various routes of administration and dosage forms.
  • Compare and contrast the advantages of various excipients, species-specific intolerances to certain excipients, and how to correctly use them in compounding.
  • Discuss customisation opportunities for the pharmaco-treatment of various animal disease states, including canine dermatitis, feline herpes virus-1, equine corneal ulceration, canine epilepsy, feline hyperthyroidism, feline gastroparesis, and feline urine spraying among more.
  • Acquire marketing tips and skills needed to commence or expand your veterinary pharmacy practice.

Learning Objectives for Technicians

  • Recognize the drawbacks and limitations of veterinary-labeled products available on the market today.
  • Discuss the need for customised medications to address the challenges of veterinary pharmacy.
  • Apply skills of reasoning and interpretation in appraising current regulatory standards and recommendations for compounding veterinary drugs.
  • Identify the challenges of animal patient compliance and how to address these difficulties with alternate routes of administration, flavouring oral preparations, and applying appropriate dispensing devices.
  • Investigate the benefits and challenges of various routes of administration and dosage forms.
  • Compare and contrast the advantage of various excipients and how to correctly implement them in compounding.
  • Discuss various veterinary disease states and learn about specific opportunities for customisation and compounding.

Hardware/software requirements

Operating system

Windows 7 – Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) - macOS Catalina (10.15)

Internet connection

1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)


Google Chrome (Latest Version)
GoToTraining desktop app
JavaScript enabled


2GB or more of RAM
Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended**)
Webcam (to use HDFaces

Important note: GoToTraining apps are available for several platforms, but please ensure you follow the additional instructions you will receive after registering to optimize the learning experience for a full-day or multi-day seminar, as some features may not be available through the apps. The detailed instructions will also go over how to set up and test your connection prior to the live stream, to ensure everything runs smoothly.


This learning activity has received financial support from MEDISCA Inc. in the form of an educational grant.


Activity material is Copyright© 2017-2021 LP3 Network Inc.

Course summary
Event starts: 
05/13/2021 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
05/14/2021 - 1:00pm


 8:30am to 9:00am


Day 1: 9:00am to 6:00pm AEST

Day 2: 9:00am to 1:00pm AEST


Clinical Veterinary Pharmacist, University of California – Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.


Compounding Pharmacist, MEDISCA Australia.


Training and Support Services Manager, MEDISCA Australia.




This activity has been accredited for 10.75 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 10.75 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 10.75 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 21.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

The activity accreditation expires 31st May 2023. 


Participant Completion Requirements: Full attendance (Virtual Seminar)* and the completion of an activity evaluation and practical skill set competency evaluation are a compulsory requirement to achieve credit for the live event.

Declarations and Disclosures: It is a requirement of the Australia Pharmacy Council Accreditation Standards for Continuing Professional Development Activities that full disclosure of conflicts of interest be made available to participants. 

*Viewing of just the recording (Non attendance of the seminar) after the seminar, will not qualify participants to be issued a certificate or CPD credits.


In the event that MEDISCA Australia cancels a course, MEDISCA Australia’s sole liability shall be course repayment. In no event shall MEDISCA Australia be responsible for any costs arising from such cancellation, including but not limited to travel and/or accommodation. In the event a Registrant cancels their enrollment in a CPD Activity, a written request must be sent to MEDISCA Australia requesting ‘Cancellation without Transfer’ to an alternate live CPD Activity event date. If cancellation occurs at greater than or equal to 31 days from live activity event date, then registrant will receive a 75% refund; 15-30 days a 50% refund; and less than or equal to 14 days no refund. MEDISCA Australia shall be excused from any delay caused by reason of any occurrence or contingency beyond its reasonable control (a “Force Majeure”), including but not limited to, acts of God, hurricane, earthquake, labour disputes, strikes, riots, war, and governmental requirements. The obligation to pay money to MEDISCA Australia in a timely manner is absolute and shall not be subject to this Force Majeure provision. In such event, MEDISCA Australia will not issue any refunds, only transfer to an alternate live activity event date. This cancellation and refund policy is specific to courses offered in Australia. To obtain information on the cancellation and refund policy for courses offered outside of Australia, please speak to a MEDISCA Australia representative or refer to your course-specific registration page. 


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