Veterinary Pharmacy Manager course is online and developed by Vetpol. The course aims to provide the knowledge needed to effectively run a 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).

This course counts as 15 hours of CPD. Included with the training materials is access to an online multiple choice assessment and certificate upon completion of the course and exam.

Who will find this course useful?

This course is suitable for veterinary qualified or front-of-house team members looking to take on responsibility for the veterinary pharmacy. This course has been demonstrated to be of value to Vets, Practice Managers, RVNs, Veterinary Receptionists and Animal Care Assistants, as well as those with specific responsibility for dispensing.

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

Are you a GPhC registered pharmacy retailing veterinary medicines? If so, the GPhC does not need to accredit any course of education that is already compliant with the VMRs, which means that this course is recognised as appropriate CPD for pharmacists in the human healthcare sector too.

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 that enables Suitably Qualified Persons to prescribe VPS medicines independently, in their own right, providing they also sit on an approved Register, such as Vetpol.

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.

The all-inclusive cost of this course is £430+VAT.

Purchasing the Veterinary Pharmacy Manager course

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.