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Introduction to Veterinary Pharmacovigilance Training Course

A basic training course for those working on drug safety in the EU. This course has been designed to provide basic training and a good introduction to those concerned with veterinary pharmacovigilance.

★★★★★ "The webinar was great!!!"

2-3 October 2024
+ 10-11 March 2025, 3-4 July 2025, 5-6 November 2025 »

from £1099

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Course overview

This two-day event has been designed to provide an essential overview of veterinary pharmacovigilance and will offer practical guidance and basic training for all those working in drug safety in the EU.

Our experienced trainer will clarify roles and responsibilities, explain commonly used terminology and take participants through all the key aspects of this complex subject. There will be plenty of time for interaction and questions and answers to enable participants to get a good understanding of the issues involved. The use of industry case studies will demonstrate real-life scenarios to help embed learning.

This course forms part of our selection of Animal Health training courses, designed to keep you up to date with the latest regulations surrounding veterinary medicines, animal feeds, and industry best practices.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain an overview of the European regulatory framework
  • Understand the requirements of the new EU pharmacovigilance legislation
  • Learn about VICH
  • Understand adverse event reporting
  • Hear about causality assessment
  • Minimise the impact of data with errors
  • Get to grips with literature searches
  • Understand UK PV requirements post Brexit 

Who should attend?

The course will be beneficial to those new to veterinary pharmacovigilance, support staff and experienced personnel who require a better understanding of drug safety in their current role. Adverse event monitoring and drug safety officers, together with regulatory affairs and personnel from registration departments, will also find this seminar useful.

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This course will cover:

What is pharmacovigilance?

  • Beneficial and harmful effects of veterinary medicinal products
  • Key definitions

The current regulatory framework and its global impact

  • Overview of European regulatory framework, the EU pharmacovigilance legislation
  • Implications for global environment – link to VICH
  • Practical applications of definitions
  • Role of the MAH
  • Role of the NCA/EMA
  • Role of the QPPV

Adverse event reporting

  • Definitions
  • Impact of VICH guidelines
  • Expedited vs periodic
  • How to handle animal SARs
  • Handling human SARs
  • Understanding the wider scope of pharmacovigilance

Causality assessment

  • The principles of causality assessment with practical examples
  • Medical evaluation of individual reports of adverse events
  • Strategies for follow-up

Identifiable Reporter

Do vets report AEs and why?

Electronic communication in pharmacovigilance

  • Reporting in EV Vet

EV Vet demo

Minimising the impact of data with errors

  • Consistent assessment and coding

Clinical trial AE reporting requirements

  • Post-authorisation safety studies
  • Phase IV studies

Literature searches

  • Peer-reviewed worldwide literature
  • Local journals and magazines


  • VMD (UK), VDD (Canada) and APVMA (Australia) requirements
  • Format and content of the PSUR
  • Analysis of data
  • Incidence calculation
  • Compliance and the PSUR

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Declan O'Rourke
ORTEC PV Consultancy Ireland Ltd

Declan O’Rourke has over 20 years’ experience in industry where he has held technical, marketing, product development, clinical development, production and pharmacovigilance roles.

He is a veterinary surgeon, holds a Diploma in Marketing, a Master of Business Administration and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He now directs Ortec PV Consultancy Ireland specialising in pharmacovigilance and represented IFAH-EU in the VICH Working Group on pharmacovigilance.

He is Honorary Associate Professor in Veterinary Pharmaceutical Development at Nottingham Veterinary School and Past President of British Cattle Veterinary Association.

More details

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

2-3 October 2024

Live online

09:00-16:30 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:00-17:30 Paris (UTC+02)
04:00-11:30 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 13944

  • GBP 1,099 1,299
  • EUR 1,589 1,869
  • USD 1,817 2,129

Until 28 Aug

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10-11 March 2025

Live online

Course code 14483

  • GBP 1,099 1,299
  • EUR 1,589 1,869
  • USD 1,817 2,129

Until 03 Feb

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3-4 July 2025

Live online

09:00-16:30 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:00-17:30 Paris (UTC+02)
04:00-11:30 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 14777

  • GBP 1,099 1,299
  • EUR 1,589 1,869
  • USD 1,817 2,129

Until 29 May

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5-6 November 2025

Live online

09:00-16:30 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:00-17:30 Paris (UTC+01)
04:00-11:30 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 14960

  • GBP 1,099 1,299
  • EUR 1,589 1,869
  • USD 1,817 2,129

Until 01 Oct

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for 7 days, no obligation

* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price; and apply only when booking multiple delegates on the same date.

Reviews of IPI's Introduction to Veterinary Pharmacovigilance training course

The webinar was great!!!

Jun 26 2024

Miguel Angel Ramirez Arredondo
Regulatory Affairs Manager, Sanfer Salud Animal

Jun 26 2024

I enjoyed all parts of the webinar. Sharing of information throughout made the webinar engaging.

Alesia Mitchell
Associate Director, Global AH PV and RA Quality Standard, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Jun 26 2024

Great presentation and I found Declan to be very engaging.

Janine Gavin
Director, Collaborative Pharma Ltd

Jun 29 2023

I am very happy to have been on this course. It was very beneficial to my work.

Ciara Cousins
Clinical Vet and Veterinary Advisor, Norbrook

Jun 29 2023

Declan has given us very valuable insights in Vet PV! He really used his whole experience from the industry to give a look back from where we are coming and insights of what could be possibly ahead in the future.

Maximilian Töpfer
PV Specialist, Boehringer Ingelheim

Oct 18 2022

Overall very good and interesting.

Anna-Karin Klocker
Assessor veterinary pharmacovigilance, Swedish Medical Products Agency

Oct 18 2022

I would say that over all it was a really good webinar. The speaker was great. I liked the part about the Literature searches, it was one of the most useful to me.

Mariya Chaparova
QPPV, Primavet-Sofia OOD

Oct 18 2022

The speaker was great... I would say that over all it was a really good webinar.

Mariya Chaparova
QPPV, Primavet-Sofia OOD

Apr 26 2022

Well designed course that covers the process in the right amount of detail for different delegates, and was very interactive in getting delegates ideas and comments on areas. Presentation was simple and easy to follow given how much there was to cover, and was very well presented from Declan.

Liam Aylwin
Internal Audit Manager, Dechra Pharmaceuticals

Apr 20 2021

Very informative and interesting webinar. Well explained by the speaker, who was very knowledgeable and experienced.

Aimee Wright

Apr 20 2021

I am pleased with the webinar. I feel like I learned a lot. For now I will try to get some real experience with writing PSUR and adverse events and then I would like to proceed with the advanced webinar on veterinary pharmacovigilance.

Natascha van Heugten-Cappelle
QPPV, Aesculaap BV

Oct 14 2020

Good course.

Sean O'Sullivan
Bimeda Animal Health Ireland

Oct 14 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this 2-day interactive training course. Presentation content was very comprehensive and informative. Declan has a wealth of experience and shared practical knowledge/approach on how to handle common PV scenarios.

Oluwafemi Odugbesan
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH

Oct 14 2020

Content: quite good. Too many abbreviations in the first two lectures, for newbies this is very frustrating. Presentation was way above expectations given the nature of it (webinar). Speaker also good, knew what he was talking about, mostly knew his audience and extreme level of intensity throughout the course.

Stian Mørch Aaen
Research Manager, Aqua Pharma Group

Oct 14 2020

Covered everything I currently need.

George Winthorpe
GxP Quality Assurance Auditor, Animal and Plant Health Agency

Nov 5 2019

Very informative, interactive course with room for questions and discussion. I learned a lot of practical things and points to consider.

Marjolijn Verweij-Heemskerk
Junior Consultant Pharmacovigilance, DADA Consultancy BV

May 15 2019

[The speaker was] enthusiastic, clear and easy to understand. The material was relevant and well explained.

Donal Donnelly
Clinical Veterinary Surgeon and Deputy QPPV, DONAL DONNELLY

May 15 2019

A good course to get a general introduction to Veterinary Pharmacovigilance, for those new to pharmacovigilance. The speaker, Declan O'Rourke, is very experienced and very enthusiastic in his presentation.

Anders Hessellund Bisgaard
QA & RA Assistant, Salfarm Danmark A/S

May 15 2019

Very good course. Personally I would have needed more time on PSURs and signal detection and less on cases assessment. Very informative and enthusiastic.

Claire Biener-Milard
Pharmacovigilance Manager, Merial - Boehringer Ingelheim

May 15 2019

Good general overview about pharmacovigilance. Talented and passionate speaker. Many practical examples.

Tom Decock
Regulatory Affairs, Versele-Laga

May 15 2019

In general very interesting course.

Guy Werquin
Veterinary Doctor, Versele-Laga

May 2 2018

Very good

Luciano Gobbi
Associate Director Regulatory Affairs, MSD Animal Health SRL

May 2 2018

Structured, logical and critical approach to a complex case handling.

Maud Christelle Ricatti
DVM, ACD Pharmaceuticals

Nov 7 2018

Well updated, easy to understand for a person with non-english mother tongue.

Lars Speilberg
Manager R&D, Scanvacc AS

Nov 7 2018

Enjoyed method of presenting.

Lisa Glen
Project Manager, Benchmark Animal Health

Nov 7 2018

interesting, experienced speaker, great overview of pharmacovigilance.

Karen Roels
Clinical Trial Manager, Huvepharma NV

May 3 2017

Overall I was very impressed with the course

Lee Smith
Pharmacovigilance E9O, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

May 3 2017

Very good

Felicity Caddick
veterinary technical advisor, Animlacare

May 3 2017

Interesting and informative course. Enthusiastic and informative speaker.

Hannah Robbins
Pharmacovigilance VRO, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Nov 1 2016

Very interesting program, well organized, with a very experienced speaker, with good presentation technique and with a good ability to capture the interest of the participants. the presentations were clear and interesting.

Marlene Delgado

Nov 1 2016

I think that this course is great for people looking for more insight into pharmacovigilance and would recommend it

Jamie Jardine
Administrative Officer, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Nov 1 2016

Relevant, good course

Katrine Underlien
Director, PV Technology and Partnering, Pharmacosmos A/S

Nov 1 2016

Good knowledge sharing, open dialogue, not all slides in the binder up to date, overall very positive

Angela van der Salm
Director Pharmacovigilance, DADA Consultancy

United Kingdom

  • Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • Animlacare
  • Benchmark Animal Health
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Denmark A/S
  • Collaborative Pharma Ltd
  • Dechra Pharmaceuticals
  • Eco Animal Health Group plc
  • IAHJ - International Animal Health Journal
  • Knowledgepool Group Limited
  • Norbrook
  • Norbrook Laboratories Limited
  • Norbrook Laboratories Ltd
  • Pharmacovigilance Matters Limited
  • SSCL Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • TBC
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Vetoquinol UK Ltd


  • Aesculaap B.V.
  • Aesculaap BV
  • Avimedical BV
  • Beaphar BV
  • DADA Consultancy
  • DADA consultancy B.V.
  • DADA Consultancy BV
  • Greveling Holding BV
  • Grovet BV
  • Schippers Europe B.V.


  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH
  • Dechra Veterinary Products Deutschland GmbH
  • GULP Solutions Services GmbH & Co. KG
  • MSD Animal Health Innovation GmbH
  • Zoetis Deutschland GmbH


  • ACD Pharmaceuticals
  • Aqua Pharma Group
  • Pharmaq
  • Scanvacc AS
  • Seacalx AS


  • Huvepharma
  • Huvepharma NV
  • Inovet
  • Versele-Laga
  • Vetoquinol


  • Billev Pharma Aps
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Danmark AS
  • Jacobsen Pharma & MedTech Advice A/S
  • Pharmacosmos A/S
  • Salfarm Danmark A/S


  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Merial - Boehringer Ingelheim
  • OCRvet
  • Triveritas France


  • Pharmaxim AB
  • Swedish Medical Products Agency
  • Vetoquinol


  • Candioli S.r.l.
  • MSD Animal Health SRL


  • Phibro Animal Health (Poland)
  • Vetoquinol Biowet Sp. z o.o.

United States of America

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health


  • Jurox Pty Limited (Australia)


  • Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG


  • Kemin Biologics


  • Primavet-Sofia OOD

Czech Republic

  • Tekro


  • Vetcare Oy


  • Bimeda Animal Health Ireland


  • abic veterinary products ltd


  • Sanfer Salud Animal




  • Billev Pharma East



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