The Revision Guide for Student Nurses (Part I)

Pharmacy & Dispensing - Summary & Further Reading

Pharmacy and dispensing is an often overlooked subject. It is only too easy to assume that "Oh yes, it's OK to re-dispense those tablets since the client has had them before." I know how easy it is to give in to a persistent client who demands medication but does not want to fork out for a consultation!

Just remember that the laws governing our pharmacy are not obstructive, as I'm sure a few clients would like you to believe. The aim of the veterinary practice is to provide the best professional opinion possible and these laws help us to achieve just that.

Recommended reading:

  • Practical Veterinary Nursing (BSAVA) edited by Gillian Simpson
    Pharmacy - by P. Yam BVM&S MRCVS
  • Veterinary Nursing (Butterworth Heinemann) edited by D. R, Lane & B. C. Cooper
    Medicines: Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Dispensing - by J. Elliot