Please join us for our Summer meeting
on September 12th
at Memories at the Traditions Golf Club 37 Harrison Road , Wallingford,CT
from 8:30-12:00pm.Featuring Phil Seibert, CVT
Hospital Safety: Hot Topics on OSHA’s Radar
OSHA rules apply to every workplace in the country and new rules have recently been enacted. In this session we’ll discuss the updated Hazard Chemical Standard (HCS) rules for labeling and Safety Data Sheets along with an overview of some of the coming changes likely to affect our profession. We’ll also discuss the steps and process needed to set up and maintain an effective safety program.
Keeping Drugs Under Control: Regulatory Rules for the Veterinary Hospital Pharmacy
Just what are the FDA guidelines that veterinary practices must follow for prescribing and dispensing? What about compounding? Can we fill a prescription written by another practice? When are over-the-counter sales permitted? What about Internet pharmacies? How do we account for controlled drugs and do we really need two locks on the safe? These are only a few of the issues that the veterinary practice team must understand in order to operate the pharmacy in the proper manner.
Philip J. Seibert, Jr., CVT
Phil is a Certified Veterinary Technician with over 39 years’ experience. He is a full-time author and consultant to the profession.
Because he has taken the lead in "deciphering" the regulatory agency rules affecting the veterinary profession and has been able to provide practical, veterinary-specific advice Phil has earned the reputation of the veterinary profession's OSHA expert. Recognizing the power of interactive learning, Phil is the founder and Director of the OSHA Center on the Veterinary Information Network. He regularly teaches several interactive courses on VIN and VSPN.
Phil became the first veterinary technician to evaluate and accredit veterinary hospitals for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) because of his extensive clinical and managerial experience and skills. The experience of "inspecting" over 1200 hospitals has given him a unique perspective of our profession that he uses to provide the most practical answers to our profession’s issues.
He has contributed to several well respected professional works including McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult and Veterinary Practice Management Secrets. He has authored numerous books and videos for the American Animal Hospital Association on practice safety. His self-produced books, The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual and Safety Issues for the Veterinary Hospital Staff are in their sixth editions.
Phil is the author of many articles dealing with veterinary hospital administration which have appeared in national publications such as Journal of the AVMA, Veterinary Economics, AAHA Trends, Veterinary Forum, DVM Newsmagazine, the Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Practice STAFF and Veterinary Practice News. He is also the founder and Managing Editor of the profession's only safety-specific newsletter, The Veterinary Safety & Health Digest.