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Veterinary Compounding – A Customized Approach | Lab Training

Course Format

½-day lab training (4 hours) where you will receive hands-on experience compounding 4 common veterinary dosage forms in a controlled laboratory environment, under the guidance of experts in the field.

Course Description

Complementing the Vet Seminar, this training provides a great hands-on opportunity for compounders to develop their skills in the preparation of customized veterinary medications. For 4 hours, participants will compound from start-to-finish, 4 dosage forms commonly prescribed to veterinary patients, including a transdermal gel, oral liquid, oral paste, and oral chewable treat. 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 optimized workflow, methods, and the implementation of innovative technologies. Leave this training with the skills and confidence needed for successful veterinary compounding.

Featured formulas*:

  • Prednisolone 10mg/mL Oral Liquid
  • Phenobarbital 14 mg Oral Chewable Treats
  • Flunixin 100 mg/mL Oral Paste
  • Methimazole 2.5 mg/mL Transdermal PLO Gel

*Please note that certain APIs may be replaced with mock ingredients.

Intended audience


Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other compounding personnel looking for hands-on laboratory experience compounding veterinary medications.


Learning Objectives


  1. Analyze 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 beyond-use dating and pharmaceutical calculations, including adjusting for batch size and processing error.
  4. Prepare commonly prescribed veterinary dosage forms, including a transdermal gel, an oral liquid, an oral suspension, and a chewable treat.
  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 mold 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.

Pharmacy Technicians

  1. Review key concepts of USP <795> 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, an oral liquid, an oral suspension, and a chewable treat.
  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, mold filling and heating, among others.
  7. Perform qualitative and quantitative verification protocols on finished compounded preparations. 


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


This CE Activity is Copyright © 2017-2024 LP3 Network.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.40 CEU (ACPE)
  • 4.00 Contact Hours


Disclosure: None


Mrs. Pinheiro is a compounding pharmacist with over 19 years of experience, which she applies as a consultant for MEDISCA Network’s Technical Support Services Department. Additionally, she manages the on-site operations of LP3 Network’s Non-sterile and Sterile Compounding courses, held at their state-of-the-art facility in Aventura, Florida.

Mrs. Pinheiro received her Master’s degree in Science from the University of São Paulo and taught at the College of Pharmacy at the University Suprema in Brazil. Additionally, she was the owner of RX Pharmaceutica and Petfarma Pharmacies in Brazil, for which she was responsible for compounding, quality control of raw-materials and final products, training pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and counseling patients.

Mrs. Pinheiro was a Surveyor and Standards Committee member of Brazil’s National Association of Pharmaceutical Masters, a non-profit organization that oversees customized pharmaceutical preparations. She has specialty training in non-sterile compounding, pharmaceutical technology, cosmetology, and veterinary compounding. She is also the author of the veterinary formulary book, Formulário Veterinário Farmacêutico.



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Disclosure: None                                                                                                                                                            


Pharmacists & Technicians

The Live Event is accredited for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through CPE Consultants, LLC.

Total CPE Credits: 4 CPE Hours = 0.4 CEUs

CREDITS4 CPE hours = 0.4 CEUs
RELEASE DATENovember 7, 2021
EXPIRATION DATENovember 7, 2024


  1. Attend the lab training in full.
  2. Submit a completed live event evaluation form online within 14 days.

When the aforementioned steps have been completed and approved:

  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians registered in the United States will obtain a statement of completed credits on their NABP e-Profile within 60 days.
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians registered elsewhere will receive a statement of completion by email within 60 days.
  • All participants will receive an automated email from LP3 Network advising participants that they can download the LP3 Network certificate.


accreditorCPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

International participants should verify with their respective governing board for accreditation equivalency.

*The Lab Training is only available as a bundle with the Veterinary Seminar. Please click here for available dates.


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