The Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists is an organization comprised of pharmacists working exclusively in the veterinary field, primarily at veterinary teaching hospitals in colleges of veterinary medicine. Our membership is international with the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand represented. The role of the veterinary pharmacist is varied with many clinical and administrative duties including product selection and procurement. Many of our fellows hold faculty positions with colleges of veterinary medicine and colleges of pharmacy where they are instrumental in instructing both veterinary and pharmacy students about the medications used in animals
Membership as a Fellow is restricted to those licensed pharmacists practicing in a veterinary institutional setting providing professional service, teaching and/or research. Associate membership is open to pharmacists, veterinarians or other associated animal health professionals who have an interest in veterinary pharmacy. The International College of Veterinary Pharmacy (ICVP) is the certification board of SVHP. Fellows who meet requirements and complete examinations are eligible to become Diplomates of ICVP.
The Society meets annually for continuing education and exchange of ideas and information concerning our veterinary pharmacy practices.
The Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists 501(c) non-profit organization.
Emily L. Sorah, PharmD, FSVHP
NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine
What we do
Sponsor and conduct workshops, symposia, or other scientific and educational meetings in veterinary hospital pharmacy.
Promote the rational use of pharmaceuticals and biologicals in the treatment of animal diseases.
Enhance the exchange of educational materials and ideas among veterinary hospital pharmacists.
Organize committees of expertise to make recommendations which will encourage the growth and acceptance of veterinary hospital pharmacy.
Encourage the introduction of, the continuation of and/or the further advancement of veterinary pharmacy by the colleges or schools of pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
Promote research in veterinary and pharmacy practices and the pharmaceutical services in general.
Encourage publication in professional journals such articles which will enhance the knowledge and importance of its membership to veterinary medicine and pharmacy.
The purpose of the Society shall be the furtherance of interests and promotion of education for veterinary hospital pharmacy.
The Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists is an organization comprised of pharmacists working exclusively in the veterinary field, primarily at veterinary teaching hospitals in colleges of veterinary medicine. Our membership is international and may include other registered pharmacists, veterinarians, technicians, and students that have an interest in promoting veterinary pharmacy. The role of the veterinary pharmacist is varied with many clinical and administrative duties including product selection and procurement.
Annual Meeting info
39th Annual Meeting
Virtual SVHP 2020
Conference Objectives: Individual session objectives are available with the session information.
These knowledge-based activities are intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in the area of veterinary hospital pharmacy or for those who wish to develop or enhance their knowledge of veterinary pharmacy practice and are members of the association.