Course Information

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1 October 2019 09:00 - 1 October 2019 17:00

BSAVA Dispensing Course

Best Western, Calcot, 98 Bath Road, Calcot Reading Berkshire, RG31 7QN

BSAVA Dispensing Course

Wednesday 4th March 2020
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton, Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort, 1 St Andrews Drive, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, G68 0EW

Speakers: Donal Murphy, Pam Mosedale, Mike Jessop, Mike Standford, John Millward
Chair: Fred Nind

Fees: BSAVA Member £200inc VAT, Non Member £300inc VAT

This course meets the RCVS practice standards veterinary hospital Dispensing course requirements and is ideal for the new PSS Medicines Award CPD requirement.

It is also AMTRA accredited and carries 41 AMTRA CPD points.

It is suitable for Vets, Vet Nurses and other staff who deal with the dispensing of medicines and the pharmacy.

The BSAVA Dispensing course helps veterinary practices manage their dispensaries with up – to date information on the medicines regulations.

This course includes an attendance day course and an online resource with additional material and discussion forum to support your learning.

The day course will cover various aspects of Dispensing including an overview and update on legislation, through the cascade and into storing and disposal of Medicines.
There will also be sessions covering Controlled Drugs, Dispensing mishaps and what to expect from an inspection.

The online resource available to all attendees for approximately one month after the attendance course allows access to electronic course note and PowerPoint presentations from the day, additional resources and a very active discussion forum where you can ask questions and reflect on your learning.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain updated information on medicines legislation and regulations
  • Understand the cascade and how to treat animals when no authorised medicines are available
  • Understand Controlled Drugs and the requirements for storage and recording within the different schedules
  • Learn how to look after medicines and how to run the Dispensary legally and efficiently.
  • Understand the regulations covering disposal and movement of waste


Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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