RACE Approved for Vets and Techs

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.



RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 1114544


Content Presenter

Kate Boatright, VMD and Lauren R. Forsythe, PharmD, DICVP, FSVHP


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Navigating the Muddy Waters of Pharmacy - Improving Outcomes and Reducing Errors utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

There is a growing need for veterinarians to partner with community pharmacists to maximize patient health and client satisfaction. Both professions want the best possible outcome for patients while fulfilling their legal and ethical professional duties. Because community pharmacists are not trained in veterinary pharmacology as part of their core education, problems can arise when there are large differences in dosage or side effects of the same drug in animals and humans. In this course a practicing private practice veterinarian and a licensed pharmacist discuss the current state of pharmacy issues. It looks at common sources of error, steps that veterinarians can take to prevent these errors, and techniques for building successful working relationships with community pharmacists.

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • discuss the current market for veterinary prescriptions
  • outline the roles of the veterinarian and pharmacist in prescribing and filing prescription medications for veterinary patients
  • utilize clinical examples to identify common problems with veterinary prescriptions and offer solutions to improve outcomes
  • list existing resources for preventing and reporting prescription errors


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.

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