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MEDISCA Australia | Veterinary Compounding Laboratory Training | 3 May 2022

Mascot, NSW AU
May 3, 2022


Complementing the Vet Seminar, this training provides a great hands-on opportunity for compounders to develop their skills in the preparation of customised veterinary medications. For 4 hours, participants will compound from start-to-finish, 3 dosage forms commonly prescribed to veterinary patients, including a transdermal gel, topical shampoo, and oral paste. Participants will learn important pharmaceutical techniques and protocols required for efficacious, effective, and safe compounding, including cleaning and deactivation procedures, balance calibration, standard operating procedures, formulation calculations, qualitative and quantitative verifications, proper geometric addition and trituration, among more. In addition to the hands-on training, participants will review the key concepts of USP <795>, USP <800>, beyond-use dating, and how to interpret a certificate of analysis (COA) and safety data sheet (SDS). The ultimate goal is to teach detailed procedures and techniques required to uphold compounding quality, as well as save time and money through optimised workflow, methods, and the implementation of innovative technologies. Leave this training with the skills and confidence needed for successful veterinary compounding.

Featured Formulas*

  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.5%, Miconazole Nitrate 2% Topical Shampoo
  • Flunixin 100 mg/mL Oral Paste
  • Methimazole* 2.5 mg/mL Transdermal PLO Gel

*Formulas are subject to change. Active ingredients may be replaced with mock ingredients.

Note: Formulas are subject to change.

Duration: 4 hours

Intended audience

Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other compounding personnel looking for hands-on experience preparing common non-sterile dosage forms for veterinary use.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists (Lab)

  1. Analyse and interpret drug monographs, certificates of analysis (COA), and safety data sheets (SDS).
  2. Apply good documentation practices for common standard operating procedures (SOPs), including garbing, cleaning and deactivation, and balance calibration.
  3. Complete a master formulation record (MFR) and apply appropriate expiry dates and pharmaceutical calculations, including adjusting for batch size and processing error.
  4. Prepare commonly prescribed veterinary dosage forms, including a transdermal gel, a topical shampoo and an oral suspension.
  5. Develop or enhance non-sterile compounding skills and techniques, including geometric addition, trituration, heating, powder-to-liquid integration, powder-liquid integration into medium, high shear mixing, and mould filling, among others.
  6. Evaluate compounded dosage forms through qualitative and quantitative verification protocols.
  7. Demonstrate the importance of selecting dispensing devices that will maintain formulation integrity while facilitating proper dosing and ease of administration.


Learning Objectives for Technicians (Lab)

  1. Review key concepts of APF and USP <800>.
  2. Apply information found within a certificate of analysis (COA) and safety data sheet (SDS).
  3. Perform common standard operating procedures (SOPs), including garbing, cleaning and deactivation, and balance calibration.
  4. Employ good documentation practices and practice pharmaceutical calculations while completing a master formulation record (MFR).
  5. Prepare commonly prescribed veterinary dosage forms, including a transdermal gel, a topical shampoo and an oral suspension.
  6. Develop or enhance skills in non-sterile compounding, including geometric addition, trituration, powder-to-liquid integration, powder-liquid integration into medium, high sheer mixing, mould filling and heating, among others.
  7. Perform qualitative and quantitative verification protocols on finished compounded preparations.  
Course summary
Event starts: 
05/03/2022 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
05/03/2022 - 5:00pm
MEDISCA Australia Facility
5-9 Ricketty St
Unit 7
Mascot, NSW 2020

Registration and Sign-in:

12:45pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm to 5:00pm

Travel information

Venue information: 

The training will take place at the MEDISCA Australia Facility.

MEDISCA Australia Facility
5-9 Ricketty St
Unit 7
Mascot, NSW 2020
+61 1300 786 392



Training and Technical Services Manager, MEDISCA Australia.


Technical Support Services Pharmacist, MEDISCA Australia

Note: Facilitators are subject to change. 



This activity has been accredited for 4.0 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 4.0 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 4.0 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 8.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities. 


Participant Completion Requirements: Full attendance 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.


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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