Pharmacy Experience in a Veterinary Hospital?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by cms07c, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. cms07c

    cms07c 5+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2008
    To start, sorry if this is a repetitive thread; I searched around but couldn't find anything.

    I currently work at an animal hospital as a vet tech where part of my job requires me to handle medications. Besides giving meds, I also dispense meds, call in prescriptions, and go over the medications with clients.

    Although I am trying to find a job as a pharm tech in a pharmacy setting, it is very difficult; Therefore, I am relying on this to count as experience.

    Would adcoms consider this as pharmacy experience? Thank you!
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  3. rxlea

    rxlea Almost a unicorn Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

  4. xtsukiyox

    xtsukiyox Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    May 19, 2009
    In a word. :laugh: :thumbup:
  5. PCPharmD

    PCPharmD 5+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yes, it definitely will.

    I worked as a vet tech for almost a year, and it was the bulk of my experiential hours on my application. I did shadow a community pharmacist at an independent pharmacy several times, but I never did land a job at a community pharmacy.

    One of the veterinarians from the practice at which I worked wrote a letter of reference for me, and I incorporated some of my experiences from the animal hospital into my personal statement, as well. I feel as though all of this really helped me to stand out to the admissions committee.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012

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