The Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Network

VCPN is a not-for-profit independent organisation bridging the gap between theoretical and clinical veterinary pharmacology and toxicology in Australia and New Zealand.

We provide a number of resources including our monthly Journal club, Member discussion forums and a collection of up to date resources for veterinarians, students, membership exam candidates, industry, academics and other allied professions with an interest in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology.

Join us to stay in touch with the latest news and research in veterinary pharmacology.

Find a contact or mentor for pharmacology advice, contribute to discussions and share clinical cases learnings and find resources to help you prepare for examinations.

Access to VCPN is currently restricted to members of the Veterinary Pharmacology Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and those currently studying for membership by examination to this chapter, and members of the Centre for Veterinary Education.

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January 2018 Journal Club Article now on the forum
by Liz Shackleton - Saturday, 27 January 2018, 2:56 PM
January’s Journal Club Article on Fentanyl Pharmacology and transdermal drug delivery is now on our VCPN forum.

Please read the paper beforehand if you can (at least look at the abstract!) Opioid pharmacokinetics and transdermal drug delivery are important topics (and common for membership exams)- so well worth a read. 

Four exam test questions on transdermal drug delivery also posted in Club Discussion forum under the above link (answers to follow in a couple of weeks).