3/10/21 Pharmaceutical Challenges in Sheltering

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Medications, including compounds, are often necessary to treat our patients. But the cost of medications can add up quickly and the record keeping requirements can become challenging. This session will cover considerations when using compounded medications, including preparing them in-house. We will also discuss controlled substance record keeping for compounded and commercial products, as well as how COVID-19 has impacted medication access.

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

This live and recorded program is approved for:

  • 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval
  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit

If you wish to earn RACE CEs, you MUST submit your veterinary/tech license number + license state when you join the live session or after you watch recording (due to new AAVSB RACE requirements)! 
Participants have to attend at least 50 minutes of the live session / watch 50 minutes of the recording in order to receive the 1-hour credit of RACE CE.

Read the blog about this webinar.


- Members of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement who are vets or vet students may receive a free 1-year membership with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV).

- Members of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians who are professionals may receive a 1-year Professional membership with The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement for only $1. Veterinary students are not eligible for this promotion as they have their own low-cost Student Membership option.

     >> Membership instructions will be sent after you attend your first live webinar in full.

Lauren Forsythe, PHARMD, DICVP, FSVHP

Medication Dispensary Coordinator

University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Lauren Forsythe graduated from the University of Findlay, College of Pharmacy in 2015. She then completed her veterinary pharmacy residency at Purdue’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. After completing her residency, she spent three years as a veterinary clinical pharmacist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She is now the Medication Dispensary Coordinator at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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