PCCA Veterinary Symposium: A Spotlight on Veterinary Compounding


Author: Bob Brensel | President, Pharmacist | ScriptWorks

Bob Brensel, RPh, earned his Pharmacy Degree at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California in 1980. He was honored as a student with the Longs Drugs Stores, “Outstanding Intern Scholarship” in 1977. Read More →

Last April 19, 2024, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City hosted the PCCA Veterinary Symposium. The conference featured renowned speakers from the veterinary and pharmaceutical fields, such as Brad Minson, Deborah Clark, A.J. Day, Chris Simmons, and ScriptWorks’ very own Matt Brensel, PharmD. Matt’s lecture this year is about Veterinary Compounding, Developing Relationships with Veterinarians, and Business Development Aspects of Our Pharmacy.

Veterinary Compounding: A Deeper Dive with Dr. Matt Brensel

Attendees were treated to Matt’s extensive experience and knowledge as he navigated through the complexities of veterinary compounding. His presentation meticulously covered clinical cases that spanned a wide range of animals, including dogs, cats, and rabbits, highlighting the pivotal role of personalized medication solutions in veterinary practice and how they enhance our pet’s quality of life.

Veterinary Compounding for Pets and More

Compounded medications offer a customizable approach that may be crucial for addressing a myriad of health issues specific to species. Medication dosages and forms are adjusted to the animals’ individual needs based on their size, preferences, and existing health conditions.

Fostering Relationships and Business Growth

A significant portion of the lecture focused on the development of professional relationships between veterinarians and pharmacists. Matt discussed strategies for compounding pharmacists to effectively collaborate with veterinary professionals to facilitate optimal pet health outcomes. He stressed the necessity of understanding the dynamic veterinary environment and adapting compounding practices to meet these specialized needs.

Moreover, He delved into the business development aspects of veterinary compounding. Key topics included regulatory compliance, marketing strategies, and the importance of continuous education on the latest developments in veterinary pharmacology.

ScriptWorks Compounding Pharmacy: The Experts Upon Experts of Compounded Pet Medications in California

Under the leadership of individuals like Matt Brensel, ScriptWorks continues to stand out as a leader in compounded medications for pets. Veterinarians and even other pharmacies trust our expertise in formulating compounds to address burns, ear infections, inflammatory bowel disease, and even cancer in animals. 

The implications of compounded medications are profound, providing life-changing medical assistance for animals who might not otherwise have had options available.

A Better Future for Our Pets

The PCCA Veterinary Symposium was an educational powerhouse for attendees and we’re proud to play a role in providing the best medications for animals. ScriptWorks’ contributions to the symposium underscored the critical role of compounding pharmacies in the future of veterinary medicine. As we continue to navigate the complexities of animal health, the partnership between veterinarians and knowledgeable compounding pharmacists will undoubtedly be at the heart of veterinary medical progress.

If you are interested in learning more about the specialized compounding solutions offered by ScriptWorks or discussing a particular case, do not hesitate to contact us. Together, we can forge a path to better health for our beloved animals.


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