Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists
To enhance the exchange of educational materials and ideas among veterinary hospital pharmacists.
Careers in Veterinary Pharmacy
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Many community pharmacists will have occasional opportunities to fill prescriptions for veterinary patients, especially at those pharmacies with a compounding emphasis. SVHP strongly encourages community pharmacists to develop a strong working relationship with local veterinarians in order to better care for veterinary patients. SVHP also advocates that suitable veterinary drug information sources be available at any pharmacy dispensing medications for animals.
Most veterinary-exclusive pharmacy jobs are found at compounding pharmacies, internet-based mail order pharmacies, or positions at veterinary teaching hospitals that are part of veterinary colleges. These large, academic hospitals have resources to employ pharmacists that all but the largest of private veterinary clinics could afford. As there are a limited number of veterinary colleges in the US, and not all employ a pharmacist, anyone truly interested in a career at a veterinary teaching hospital must be willing to relocate across the US whenever or wherever positions become available.
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What Drives Us
The purpose of the Society shall be the furtherance of interests and promotion of education for veterinary hospital pharmacy.