Drug and Veterinary Product Monographs

Law and Guidances

  • American Veterinary Medical Association: Scientific Reference & Government Materials Access policies and guidances, in PDF, on veterinary biologics, compounding, and therapeutics, from the AVMA, the professional association for both veterinarians and veterinary pharmacists.
  • Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) A division in the Food and Drug Administration, CVM regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs given to animals from which human foods are derived, in addition to food additives and drugs for pet (or companion) animals. CVM is responsible for regulating drugs, devices, and food additives given to, or used on, over one hundred million companion animals, plus millions of poultry, cattle, swine, and minor animal species. (Minor animal species include animals other than cattle, swine, chickens, turkeys, horses, dogs, and cats.)
    • Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994 (AMDUCA) Law that allows veterinarians to prescribe the use of an approved drug in a manner that is not in accordance with the approved label directions of certain approved animal drugs and approved human drugs for animals under certain conditions.
    • Compounding of Drugs for Use in Animals Compliance Policy Guidance, Section 608.400, for drug compounders, veterinarians, and FDA staff on how the Food and Drug Administration intends to address compounding of drugs intended for use in animals.

Clinical Care


  • The Art, Science and Technology of Pharmaceutical Compounding This e-book addresses all aspects of good manufacturing practices for compounded medications. The compounding of each dosage form, from powders and granules to injectables, is addressed, with additional chapters covering veterinary compounding, compounding for special populations, compounding for specific procedures, compounding for clinical studies, compounding cosmetics, compounding with hazardous drugs, and compounding in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack. Nine appendices provide essential information on the compounding process and examples of standard operating procedures.
  • A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice This handbook details the steps of receiving the prescription, preparing it, and completing a compound. The book includes a new section on veterinary pharmacy practice.


  • ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Information on how to treat companion animals that ingest poison, how to poison-proof homes, "people food" unsuitable for pets, and contact information for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Poison Control Center (a fee may be charged for consultation services).
  • POISINDEX® System A database within the MicroMedex suite that includes toxicology information of human medications for stock and pets, with extensive references. Per the terms of its license for academic institutions, no commercial or clinical consultations of MicroMedex databases are permitted.

Primary Literature


Mobile Apps

  • Plumb's Veterinary Drugs Free 12-month subscription available to all Doctor of Pharmacy students to Plumb's Veterinary Drugs for installation on their mobile devices and tablets.

Print Materials

  1. Bill R. Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals. Ames, Iowa: Wiley-Blackwell; 2009. Main Collection. Call number: SF 919 B596m 2009.
  2. Plumb DC, Plumb DC. Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook. Stockholm, Wis.; Ames, Iowa: PhrmaVet ; Distributed by Blackwell Pub., 2015. Main Collection. Call number: SF 917 P734v 2015.
  3. Wanamaker BP. Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians. Fifth edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders/Elsevier; 2014. Call number: SF 915 .W244a 2015.

Web Sites

  • Pet Place This consumer web site on veterinary health for small mammal pets (dogs, cats, bird, horses, fish, reptiles, etc.) includes articles on small mammal disease states and preventative medicine. Drug information is available for specific medications and on administration techniques for dogs and cats.
  • Pets with Diabetes The web site focuses on diabetes information for small animals, particularly dogs and cats, and provides information on home testing.
  • American Veterinary Medical Association AVMA's web site offers veterinary news and alerts and AVMA policy updates.

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Rev. 08/15