Aim(s): To introduce the structural adjustment of the animal pharmaceutical industry in China and our improvement on animal pharmacy profession education. Study Design: Investigated the change of this industry, and reported our improvement on the education of this profession. Methods: The development on intensive animal production, nonpollution foods, and marketing mode of animal drugs of animal pharmaceutical industry, and the standardized management system, merger, product development capability of the animal pharmaceutical industry was investigated, and the theoretical teaching and practical teaching of the animal pharmacy profession in the Southwest University of China (SWU) were improved. Results: Development of animal husbandry leads to transformation of animal pharmaceutical industry, and education of animal pharmacy profession should focus on development trend of this industry. Our improvement on the animal pharmacy profession education was focus on the theoretical teaching and practical teaching to improve the innovation abilities of the animal pharmacy profession students. Conclusion: The transformation of animal pharmaceutical industry in China demanded universities to change the direction and methods of the animal pharmacy profession education to meet the needs of the employment market and society better, and the theoretical teaching and practical teaching of the animal pharmacy profession in SWU was a good attempt to face the transformation in animal pharmaceutical industry.
Key words: Animal Pharmacy Profession, Education, Animal Pharmaceutical Industry, Structural Adjustment, Personnel Training, Innovation.
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