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Posted: 5th March 2021

Vetpol launches pharmacy manager course for practices
Caroline Johnson,director of Vetpol.
Course will cover sourcing, supply and safe handling of veterinary medicines.

A new online course to help veterinary practices better manage their pharmacy operations has been launched by SQP regulator, Vetpol.

According to a media release, the Vetpol Pharmacy Manager course will enable qualified SQPs 'to take their training to the next level by becoming qualified to manage a veterinary pharmacy within a registered premises'. The course is also suitable for anyone managing a veterinary pharmacy for the first time.

'The accredited course provides eight hours of CPD or 40 Vetpol SQP credits and offers a new opportunity for anyone interested in expanding their career by taking on more responsibility within a veterinary practice,' said the organisation.

According to Vetpol, key topics will include sourcing, supply and safe handling of veterinary medicines and good dispensing practice. Qualified candidates will be able to run a veterinary pharmacy within a practice acting under the direction of a veterinary surgeon.

“It’s entirely correct that there is a robust framework around the supply of veterinary medicines, commented Vetpol director, Caroline Johnson. “Safety at work and the potential for abuse of medicines is also something that greatly concerns the profession. 

“The course describes best practice and also looks at the wider implications around supply of regulated medicines. As it is fully accredited it also acts as a proof point that the practice is working hard to ensure that only properly trained and qualified individuals are developing protocols and implementing processes.”

For more information about the course, visit vetpol.uk

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