After several years working in hospitality, Doris returned to school to earn her PharmD. Initially, Doris was unsure which career path in pharmacy she wanted to pursue. Upon completing a rotation at 1-800-PetMeds in pharmacy school, she realized she wanted to work with animals, and when a pharmacist position at the company opened up, she didn’t hesitate to apply.
After arriving at the PetMeds pharmacy, Doris begins her day overseeing the shipping of prescription medications. Doris’ work is detail-oriented, requiring her to scrutinize each medication that’s dispensed. After verifying each prescription is packaged and labeled accurately, Doris catches and corrects any errors—the livelihood of someone’s beloved pet depends on her doing so.
“Working in veterinary pharmacy is totally different than the experience of working in a traditional retail or hospital pharmacy. I feel passionate about working in this niche field.”
“As an animal lover and someone who works in an animal healthcare field, I can make a difference in the life of an animal who is sick. Dispensing medications to make these pets feel better makes me feel like a superhero veterinary pharmacist.”