The Animal Pharmacy is a locally owned pharmacy here in Canandaigua, New York that has a specially trained staff that are equipped to assist veterinarians in obtaining positive outcomes for animals. We also work directly with pet owners to assist them with their regular prescription care for the pets as many animals are on regular maintenance medications just as humans are, except that most human medications don’t come in the strengths or forms that work well for our pets.
Our specially trained pharmacists will work with you or your veterinarian to make special medication for your pet. We make chewables, capsules, eye and ear preparations, injectables, and other dosage forms. We use a large variety of flavors to make sure your pet loves the taste of the medication and many medications can even be made into chewy treats so that your pet likes them just as well as any other treat that you give them.
Meet The Team
We are truly fortunate to have such a caring and dedicated staff that goes above and beyond many days to assist our clients with their pet medication needs. Our Staff is the reason we are the Animal Pharmacy “Where Pets Are People Too!”.
Julie English is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy. She has completed specialty training in nutrition, home care, oncology, and pediatrics and has served clinical rotations at F.F. Thompson Hospital, The University of Rochester Hospital, and at various locations in the Albany area. Julie is a preceptor for both community and compounding rotations for Pharmacy Students at the local Universities. She is a recipient of the Facts & Comparisons Award for Excellence. Julie has worked at The Medicine Shoppe throughout her schooling.
Julie attenting compounding training at PCCA and is a member if PSSNY and AHSP as well. Julie has been working with our animal patients now for over 15 years and is relied upon by many of the veterinarians in the surrounding Rochester area for her knowledge and advice in treating the animals that they see. Julie is an animal lover herself and resides at home with 1 cat.
Vito is our newest compounding pharmacist. Vito is a registered pharmacist in both New York State and Florida and has been practicing pharmacy for 19 years. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from Long Island University’s Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York.
Vito has received additional training and certifications in the area of compounding from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy (Medisca Network) as well as attending compounding training at the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) in Houston, Texas.
He is a member of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) and a member of the Pharmacy Society of Rochester (PSR). In addition, Vito is a certified Pharmacy Based Immunizer. Vito also is an animal lover and resides at home with a dog.
Kaysi works in the Animal Pharmacy as a Compounding Lab Technician. Kaysi has degrees in Biochemistry, Medical and Laboratory Sciences. Kaysi has a certification in Laboratory Science and Clinical Pathology from the American Society of Clinical Pathology. She also has certification thru the Professional Compounding Centers of America. Kaysi has worked here for 20 years performing a job that she truly loves.
Kaysi is also relied on by many of our patients as they have spoken to her for the last 20 years and she is the main point of contact if you are reordering your pet’s medication or asking about a pick-up time for your medicine if we are not shipping it to you. Kaysi resides at home with 2 cats and 1 dog so animals have always been important to her.
Megan Buckley is a compounding technician. Megan brings 7 years of technician experience to the pharmacy. Megan is a Canandaigua native and currently resides in Farmington with her husband JW. She has a passion for gymnastics and coaches a competitive team at Eagle Gymnastics.
Lori is the associate who works tirelessly to see that your animal medication is shipped through either UPS or U.S. Postal Service so that you get your medications quickly! In addition she-handles all aspects of customer service and handles the phone. When Lori is not here at work she enjoys traveling, quilting, spending time with her cats and walking her neighbors dogs!
Jeff is the always smiling face that greets you when you walk into the store if you are a local customer or if calling, his distinctively upbeat tones welcome you on the phone. Jeff also resides at home with 2 dogs and loves the opportunity to help all of our customers and by extension their pets every day.