Pharmaceutical use in cattle – online course

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West Texas A&M University has opened registration for its online course on pharmaceutical use in cattle for the summer semester, which begins June 2nd, 2014. The instructor, Elaine Blythe, PharmD, is a certified online instructor and veterinary pharmacist to the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) and The AVMA's Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT).

The course will equip persons involved in the administration, distribution or sale of pharmaceuticals used in cattle to maximize therapeutic outcomes, prevent drug-related problems and protect the wholesomeness of the food supply chain.

Students throughout the country can easily access this web-based course to gain up-to-date information and training in veterinary labeled drugs, animal disease states, regulatory issues and public health topics.

Upon completing this course, students will have knowledge and skills that can positively impact educational, veterinary and economic outcomes by applying their drug knowledge resources to veterinary situations. 

This 3-credit hour online course is ideal for students majoring in; animal science, dairy science, feedyard/ranch management, agricultural education, meat science, veterinary technology, and pre-veterinary medicine. Students are welcome to take the course on an individual basis and transfer the elective credit back to their home school.

Registration for the summer 2014 course begins immediately and closes the first week of class.  The course begins June 2nd, 2014.  The course is offered every spring, summer and fall semesters.

For more information on course objectives, dates, syllabus, tuition or registration instructions visit WTAMU’s veterinary pharmacy website.  

 For more information on this one-of-a-kind course contact the instructor, Elaine Blythe, PharmD. 

Office # 402-551-6017

eblythe@wtamu.edu



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