Rx for Success: Partnering with a Pharmacist

Collaborative relationships between veterinarians and pharmacists can improve veterinary health care outcomes. This session will provide insight into developing positive relationships with pharmacists who fill pet prescriptions in a community pharmacy setting. Get ready for some great clinical pearls mixed with a dash of humor that will equip you for working with pharmacists!

Here's what you'll learn:

This lecture is approved for 1 hour of RACE and CVPM CE credit.

  • Discuss clinical pearls that will facilitate safe medication use practices when outsourcing prescriptions.

  • Recall strategies for communication prescriptions to pharmacists to ensure patient safety.

  • Name the required elements that must be written on a prescription.

  • Summarize the professional services that pharmacists can provide for practicing veterinarians.

Course Curriculum Preview

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    Rx for Success: Partnering with a Pharmacist

    • Rx for Success: Partnering with a Pharmacist (CE Course)

    • Quiz: Rx for Success: Partnering with a Pharmacist (Required for CE Credit)



Elaine Blythe

Elaine Blythe completed coursework in animal science at Texas Tech University and then received her B.S. degree in pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University School of Pharmacy in 1992. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2003 from Creighton University. Dr. Blythe’s area of expertise is educating pharmacy students and veterinary students in veterinary pharmacology. Elaine is an associate professor at St. Matthews University School of Veterinary Medicine on Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean and teaches pharmacology to the veterinary students on the Island via distance education from her home in the New Mexico. Dr. Blythe is also adjunct faculty at University of Florida College of Pharmacy where she teaches online courses veterinary pharmacy to pharmacy students and pharmacists. In addition to her full-time teaching, Dr. Blythe has over 15 years’ experience in regulatory affairs consulting services for veterinary drug distributors focusing on wholesale drug distribution and state pharmacy licensing requirements.