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Veterinary Therapeutics

Veterinary Therapeutics

Veterinary Therapeutics

Industry Specialist
Industry Specialist
on behalf of University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

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Launch date: 03 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 13 Mar 2017

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This module introduces the veterinary profession and presents an overview of the principles of veterinary therapy for the treatment of the companion animals who share our homes. The Veterinary School curriculum, veterinary practice sites and drug dosage design and administration principles will be discussed.Course Objectives Summarize the educational and professional roles of veterinarians;Describe various methods of drug distribution of veterinary medicinal products.Explain the utilization of drug dosage design for companion animals.Describe various drug administration techniques for companion animals.Explain strategies to understand the motivations and caretaker needs of a pet owner.

Objectives

On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
The Veterinary Profession, Dosage Forms and Veterinary Client Counseling,
Summarize the educational and professional roles of veterinarians.
Describe various methods of drug distribution of veterinary medicinal products.
Explain the utilization of drug dosage design for companion animals.
Describe various drug administration techniques for companion animals.
Explain strategies to understand the motivations and caretaker needs of a pet owner.

Dosage Determination in Veterinary Medicine,
Describe factors that affect dosing in various species based upon physiology.
Explain principles that affect dosing based upon pharmacokinetics within species.
Provide examples of drug dosage variation of various drugs amongst various species.
Recognize that drug dosing within one species cannot be extrapolated to another species.

Internal Medicine,
List common medications used to treat cardiovascular and gastrointestinal conditions in dogs and cats.
Discuss the role of pimobendan in treating canine heart failure.
Identify the role of maropitant in the prevention and treatment of vomiting in dogs.
Explain the basic concepts of a food trial and how a food trial can mitigate disease.
Discuss the use of insulin to treat diabetes mellitus in companion animals as compared to humans.

Poisoning and Toxicology,
Identify the incidences of poisoning in companion animals.
Describe the major causes of poisoning in companion animals.
Summarize specific foods and food related items that contribute to various toxic episodes.
Describe specific environmental hazards for dogs and cats.
Identify pre-emptive strategies for pet owners to reduce toxic exposures.

Zoonoses: Human and Animal Relationships in Health,
Define the role of zoonoses in human health.
Identify human risk factors in acquiring animal diseases.
Review specific high risk diseases that have a major impact on human health.
Describe diseases that may not have a direct zoonotic effect, but may share common sources.
Describe the potential impact of emerging zoonoses.

Contemporary Pain Management in Companion Animals,
Describe manifestations of pain in dogs and cats.
Identify the barriers to pain management.
Summarize therapeutic approaches for analgesic therapy.
Provide examples of specific therapeutic entities to modulate pain in companion animals.
Review adjunctive therapy for pain management for dogs and cats.

Sedation, Anesthesia and Behavior Management,
Identify clinical situations for sedation and anesthesia.
Discuss the various classes of drugs used in sedation and anesthesia.
Summarize various therapeutic modalities for seizure management.
Discuss the clinical situations for end of life issues and their therapeutic approaches.
Describe abnormal and atypical behavior for companion animals.
Recognize limitations of behavioral therapy.

Parasites and Antiparasitic Therapy,
Discuss the properties of an ideal antiparasitic agent.
List the major antiparasitic classes and 1 or 2 examples of each class.
State the mechanism of action of the major antiparasitic agents.
Contrast the different types of antiparasitic drug delivery forms.
Differentiate the life stage (e.g., egg, larvae, etc.) upon which the major antiparasitic agents exert their effect.
Distinguish which antiparasitic agents/formulations exert their effects systemically versus topically.
List the major classes of ectoparasites and endoparasites that afflict companion animals.
Cite at least at least 2 antiparasitic agents effective against mites, ticks and fleas.
State how the endectocides exerts their action on each parasite against which they are effective.

Dermatology, Topical Therapies and Related Endocrine Disorders,
List common medications used to treat skin or soft tissue conditions in dogs and cats.
Review the role of cyclosporine in treating atopic dermatitis.
Review the role of toceranib in treating mast cell tumors in dogs.
Describe the proper use of medicated shampoos.
Explain how thyroid and adrenal disorders impact an animal’s skin and hair coat.
Review the pharmacologic classes used to treat glaucoma and elevated intraocular pressure in dogs.

Antibiotic Therapy in Companion Animals,
Describe the clinical indications for antibiotic use in companion animals.
Recognize the utilization of antibiotics in companion animals.
Identify the various antibiotics and their limitations.
Summarize the role of various antifungal agents in cats and dogs.

Veterinary Pharmacy Regulatory Update,
Recognize the various regulatory bodies that have an impact on veterinary medicine.
Explain the requirements for extra-label drug use in veterinary medicine.
Provide examples of why the extra-label drug use requirements are important for the safety of animals and public health.












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Industry Specialist
on behalf of University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

James A. Budde, PharmD, RPh, is the Pharmacy Manager at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, where he serves as a veterinary pharmacist and supervises the pharmacy technician staff. He is also a Clinical Instructor at the UW School of Pharmacy.
Prior to serving at UW, Dr. Budde was a pharmacist at the Central Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled. He received his BS in Pharmacy and PharmD degrees from the UW-Madison, and completed a primary care residency at the Wm. S. Middleton VA Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2003, Dr. Budde received the Larry Boh Clinical Instructor Excellence Award from the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Budde has presented at regional and national conferences, and offers an elective Veterinary Therapeutics course to Doctor of Pharmacy students at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. Donald L. Michalski, MS, RPh, is a Relief Pharmacist at HealthPro Staffing in Verona, Wisconsin.  With StaffPro, Mr. Michalski serves as a relief pharmacist for rural hospitals in Wisconsin.  Prior to his current position, he served as Pharmacy Manager and Distinguished Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Dr. Plumb served as a contributing author to PharmVet, Inc., having written drug monographs for animal medications for pet owners, and she edited animal medication drug monographs for the 8th edition of Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook. While in Pharmacy School, Dr. Plumb was very active in student organizations, holding several leadership positions. Her professional affiliations include the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Dr. Plumb is certified as an Immunizing Pharmacist in the State of Wisconsin.

Until 2008, Mr. Michalski also was a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the UW School of Pharmacy, and Faculty Associate in the Department of Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UW.  Mr. Michalski received his BS in Pharmacy and MS in Hospital Pharmacy Administration from the UW School of Pharmacy, and completed a Hospital Pharmacy Residency at the UW Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.   He is a member of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists, where he served as its Treasurer and Newsletter Editor, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.  Mr. Michalski has presented at regional and national conferences, and with Dr. Budde, he teaches an elective Veterinary Therapeutics course to Doctor of Pharmacy students at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy.

Hillary F. Plumb, PharmD, RPh, is Pharmacy Manager and pharmacist at the Hy-Vee Store Pharmacy in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Previously, she served as a pharmacist at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy in May, 2011.


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