Course opens: 

MEDISCA Australia | Veterinary Compounding Laboratory Training | 9 August 2023

Mascot, NSW AU
August 8, 2023 to August 9, 2023


Veterinary compounding is a growing niche specialty that is high in demand and diverse in opportunity. Unlike human pharmacy, veterinary pharmacy is uniquely challenged with limited drug availability and species-specific differences; compounding opportunities are not only customized solutions, but often-required ones as well. In this laboratory course, participants will compound four different dosage forms commonly prescribed to veterinary patients, notably transdermal gels, topical shampoos, oral pastes, and chewable treats. 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 and their associated documentations, 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 Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (APF) expiry dates, United States Pharmacopeia (USP) <800>, and how to interpret a certificate of analysis (COA) and safety data sheet (SDS).


Featured Formulas*

  • Flunixin 100 mg/mL Oral Paste
  • Methimazole 25 mg/mL Transdermal PLO Gel
  • Prednisolone 5mg/mL Oral Liquid

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


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: 
08/08/2023 - 11:00pm
Event ends: 
08/09/2023 - 3:00am
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

Hotel information: 

The closest hotel is Meriton Suites Mascot Central

It is a 7 minute walk to our facility with parking available, as well as close to shops, restaurants and the train station.

Other options: Adina Apartments, Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, Pullman Sydney Airport.

(We are not affiliated with any hotels)




Compounding Services Pharmacist, MEDISCA Australia


Note: Facilitators are subject to change. 

This Activity may be eligible for self-directed credits.


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Cancellation and refund policy: 


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.


This transfer policy is only applicable to courses that are offered in Australia. Transfer policy is only in effect if requested greater than or equal to 14 days prior to the original live activity event date. Failure to submit “Transfer Request” at least 14 days prior to original live activity event date will default to “Cancellation and Refund Policy”. Transfer policy can only apply one (1) time. Transfer to a new live event date must be within current calendar year. Failure to attend the new live activity event will lead to no refund and will no longer be transferable. Confirmation of new activity date is subject to the approval by MEDISCA Australia based on the number of available seats within the selected live activity event.

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