Vetpol has developed an online Veterinary Pharmacy Manager course which aims to provide the knowledge needed to effectively run a veterinary pharmacy on behalf of a veterinary practice. The training focuses on several key areas:

  • About Veterinary medicines
  • Sourcing veterinary medicines
  • Stock control and storage
  • Dispensing veterinary medicines
  • Safe handling of veterinary medicines
  • Monitoring use of veterinary medicines
  • Communication
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Practice Standards Scheme

This Veterinary Pharmacy Manager course is deemed an appropriate dispensing course for the purposes of the Practice Standards Scheme.

It meets PSS requirements for 10.3.1 (Small Animal Veterinary Hospital) and 9.3.1 (Equine Veterinary Hospital) as well as the Awards points 10.5.1 (Small Animal), 9.5.1 (Equine) and 8.5.1 (Farm).

What our students say….

Very informative and interesting course. Up-to-date legislation and an invaluable source for any practice/staff member who would like to excel within the Pharmacy. Knowledge gained will firmly support the structure of the Practice Standards Scheme. Easy to follow course with a multiple choice exam marked promptly at submission so no delay in receiving results. Would highly recommend!

Debbie Miller RVN, Pharmacy Manager

Inglis Veterinary Hospital

“I have found this [Veterinary Pharmacy Manager course] so beneficial and will be giving a lot of feedback to the practice I currently work in with regards to how the pharmacy is run and how we can improve it.

“This is a lovely course to study, the way it is set out with bullet points and pictures to break up all the text really helps to keep me engaged. I would recommend other RVNs to do this even if pharmacy isn’t really of interest, it’s really opened up my eyes to keep updated and not do things the way they have always been done'”

Nicola Crooks RVN, Marple Vet Centre

“The course was great….very informative and enjoyable””

Sarah Craddock, St Georges Vet Group

“I’d recommend this course straight away! Excellent course and Caroline was brilliant!”

Dawn Prime, Wherry Vet Group

How does this course differ from the Vetpol SQP Qualification?

The Vetpol SQP Qualification is a Level 4 Qualification regulated by Ofqual that enables Suitably Qualified Persons to prescribe independently, in their own right, rather than to dispense on behalf of the veterinary practice.

The Veterinary Pharmacy Manager course is aimed at those running a Veterinary Pharmacy, covering the areas listed in the description above. This course consists of seven modules and a MCQ exam, leading to a certificate.

Who will find this course useful?

This course is suitable for veterinary qualified staff or front of house staff looking to take on responsibility for the veterinary pharmacy, SQPs looking to move into a veterinary pharmacy role, pharmacists looking to find out more about the specific needs of veterinary practice pharmacy, or managers managing veterinary pharmacies in larger groups.

Pharmaceutical company employees may also find it useful to study this course to gain a better understanding of their customers.

The cost of this course is £430+VAT.

The Veterinary Pharmacy Manager course is accredited for Vetpol SQPs and is worth 15 hours of CPD.

Vetpol also offers online SQP training, leading to a Level 4 qualification and the popular Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines course. If you wish to see other courses from Vetpol, please get in touch, telling us what is of interest to you and why.