Canine and Feline Cardiac Medications

Published by American College of Apothecaries and American Society for Pharmacy Law


Activity Description:
This course is designed for pharmacists and technicians providing care to veterinary patients. The course will cover common cardiac medications used in dogs and cats including side effects and special considerations. The medication description will be followed by a discussion of the compounding opportunities as well as special considerations when compounding these critical medications.

Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:
1. List commonly used cardiac medications for cats and dogs.
2. Describe compounding opportunities for cardiac medications.
3. Explain areas of concern with compounding cardiac medications.

Accreditation Information:
This is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.

ACPE logo The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians: UAN: 0201-9999-19-051-H01-P and UAN 0201-9999-19-051-H01-T.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit

Lauren Forsythe, PharmD, DICVP, FSVHP
Dr. Forsythe graduated from the University of Findlay, College of Pharmacy in 2015. She then completed her veterinary pharmacy residency at Purdue’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. After completing her residency, she spent 3 years as a veterinary clinical pharmacist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She is now the pharmacy director at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Originally Published

July 18, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Canine and Feline Cardiac Medications - Video
  • Canine and Feline Cardiac Medications - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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