Beth, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Beth is one of the skilled pharmacy technicians in charge of making the majority of the compounded medications for VetRxDirect, from capsules to suspensions to gels. She really enjoys compounding medications for furry friends and people! When she’s not hard at work in the lab, Beth enjoys movies, concerts, gardening, and baking for coworkers. (Yay!) She has an American Eskimo dog that is officially named Mitzie, but may be referred to as Sassy Pants, Pipsqueak, and/or Sweet Pea depending on her behavior choices at the time.
Chris graduated from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2018. He likes to travel and restore and refinish thrift store furniture in his spare time. He and his boyfriend Corey have two adorable kitties.
Erika, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Erika is is one of the pharmacy technicians that processes prescriptions, fills prescriptions, and works with customers. Outside of work, Erika hangs out with her loaf of a cat, Marzipan, and her little woozle (ferret), Lottie. Erika went to school for art, and still makes art and jewelry and does metalsmithing, but she also enjoys running, kickboxing, watching ridiculous YouTube videos, and scooting around town on her little motorcycle. She also makes sure Lottie has boxes of safe-for-ferrets packing peanuts to ferret around in.
Garry, Logistics and Shipping
Garry is our main shipper, ordering supplies, packaging, boxing, labeling, and sending orders out for VetRxDirect, among other tasks. When he is not working, he is riding his bike. He loves coffee!
Grace, Pharmacy Technician Trainee
Grace is one of our pharmacy technician trainees who is learning to process prescriptions, fill prescriptions, and work with customers. Grace grew up here in Iowa with her parents and two brothers, and when she’s not at work you can find her hanging out with her family, cooking, or relaxing in her lovely garden. Her companion is a “Mini” Goldendoodle, who is actually 20 pounds larger than his average breed!
Hanna, Logistics and Shipping
Hanna packages, boxes, labels, and ships orders for VetRxDirect, among other tasks. Hanna loves to bake and be outside when she is not at work. She enjoys biking, reading, watching movies, and doing puzzles. She grew up with two Labs, and she is plotting how to get a dog, but she does not currently have any pets. Growing up, she helped feed the cattle at her dad’s farm and loves animals, but she especially loves dogs.
Holly currently writes the VetRxDirect blog posts and newsletters. She helps provide information to our customers and their companions through also writing our website product descriptions and articles. She has a background as a pharmacy technician, licensed veterinary technician, and animal control officer. Outside of work, Holly enjoys riding horses, photography, and scuba diving. She and her husband Ben have two chinchillas, two parakeets, and a 50-gallon freshwater aquarium.
Jamie, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Jamie is one of the skilled pharmacy technicians in charge of making the majority of the compounded medications for VetRxDirect, from capsules to suspensions to gels. Her favorite compounds to make are Methimazole Transdermal Gel and Potassium Bromide Solution! She enjoys painting, needlepoint embroidery and spending time outside when she’s not busy in the compounding lab. She and her husband, Andrew, do not have any pets at this time, but Jamie thinks about her soulmate cat, Kiki, who passed over the rainbow bridge, with love, every day.
Jane, Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Manager
Jane is one of the pharmacy technicians that processes prescriptions, fills prescriptions, and works with customers. She is obsessed with the sport of rowing and always wants to be on the water. Due to a misspent youth, she has a doctorate in Linguistics. She is fluent in Spanish, y de vez en cuando tiene la oportunidad de ayudar a los clientes hispanohablantes en español. She currently lives with her three rescue guinea pigs, the sisters Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche with their beautiful red eyes.
Jennifer, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Jennifer is another of the skilled pharmacy technicians in charge of making the majority of the compounded medications for VetRxDirect, from capsules to suspensions to gels. She enjoys reading, camping, and making crafts or sewing in her spare time. Growing up, Jennifer lived on a farm and took care of animals of all shapes and sizes. Now she and her husband focus their caring on their young daughter, and their black lab named Baxter.
Jim, Logistics and Shipping
Jim was our main shipper. He recently passed, and we miss him. He was able to spend some time enjoying retirement, though. Jim spent a lot of free time reading, and he was very interested in the history of aviation. His kids are grown, and we wish the best for them and his wife. His family dotes on their dogs because Basset Hounds rule!
Katie, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Katie is one of the pharmacy technicians that processes prescriptions, fills prescriptions, and works with customers. When she is not at the pharmacy, she spends time with her adorable baby and even finds time for running, hiking, camping, reading, working out, and hanging out with friends and her large and loving family. Her cat Cali is spunky and very demanding, but a great cuddler, but also very spunky. Katie also claims her mom’s dog Kaida as her own. Kaida is a rescue dog who loves to smile. If Cali and the munchkin leave Katie any other spare time, Katie volunteers at her local animal shelter as a cat and dog lead volunteer.
Maren, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Maren is one of the pharmacy technicians that processes prescriptions, fills prescriptions, and works with customers. When Maren is not at work, she spends a lot of time with her four besties, her two dogs Ace and Millie, and her two cats Eva and Luna. Sometimes they also let her spend time with her fiance and do crafts. Maren is very crafty and has crocheted a blanket which Ace, Millie, Eva, and Luna have taken over.
Matthew, Pharmacy Technician Trainee
Matthew is one of our pharmacy technician trainees who is learning to process prescriptions, fill prescriptions, and work with customers. Originally from the East Coast, Matthew lived in Colombia, South America for some time before making his way to us in the Midwest. In his free time, he enjoys gaming, music, dancing, and cooking with different spices. His caring family consists of his boyfriend and their two fur-babies. They love playing with Argo, their Bengal cat, and Lola, their Yorkie Shih Tzu.
Megan, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Megan is one of the pharmacy technicians that processes prescriptions, fills prescriptions, and works with customers. When Megan is not in the pharmacy, she is cooking or baking, and practicing her cheers for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Green Bay Packers. Her partner Kenny and her don’t have a dog yet, but they are looking, and already picking out his Hawkeye gear. She says that her nephew Jackson may be the cutest human ever.
Pamela is a very energetic and knowledgeable pharmacist. She speaks both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese, thanks to her parents and studying on her own. Her husband, Jason, is from the Bahamas. Because of their backgrounds, their oldest son Bradley has gotten to take his amazing dance moves international. You may have seen him strutting his stuff in Iowa, China, Jamaica, or the Bahamas. After work, Pamela spends her time scrapbooking, baking, swimming, playing tennis, and watching movies. Pamela had fish, gerbils, and hermit crabs growing up, but now has a Weimaraner named Chocolate Mousse who Bradley is obsessed with.
Robbie loves listening to sad songs and dancing in the rain. He plays bass and is hoping to start his own band.
Sam, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Sam is one of the pharmacy technicians that processes prescriptions, fills prescriptions, and works with customers. When she isn’t working, she likes the simple life--relaxing, eating, and spending time with her family and her Cockapoo, Jax.
Sarah, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Sarah is one of the pharmacy technicians that processes prescriptions, fills prescriptions, and works with customers. She likes to spend her free time with her cat, Gary and her two Italian Greyhounds, Bella, who is 6 years old and Coco, who is 15 years old! Her hobbies include eating, sleeping, working out, putting puzzles together, going on bike rides and playing volleyball when the weather is nice. Sarah went to school and became a Certified Veterinary Technician as well, because she loves helping people and their pets!
Shawn has been the pharmacist-in-charge of VetRxDirect since our pharmacy’s beginning. He earned his degree in pharmacy from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, and his wife is also a pharmacist. Shawn is highly knowledgeable and has earned individual pharmacy licenses in 20 different U.S. states to help VetRxDirect serve more customers and meet the Board of Pharmacy requirements all over the country. When he isn’t studying or working, he lifts weights, jogs, and shoots baskets with his daughter and son.
Tyler, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Tyler is one of the pharmacy technicians that processes and fills prescriptions, and works with customers. Outside of work, he likes to work out, and go camping. He and his wife Natalie are new to the parenting game, and love spoiling their son, Russell. They also have a French Bulldog named Zeus who receives just as much attention.
Wes is the driving force and director of daily operations at VetRxDirect. He has years of experience at a veterinary clinic, and is a certified pharmacy technician, with years of experience at VetRxDirect. When he is not working, he is usually outside. Wes enjoys biking on the gravel country roads of Iowa, backpacking in any mountains he can get to, taking cafe rides on his motorbike, and plotting in his vegetable garden with his partner Daniela. Wes and Daniela currently share their lives with Oduya, the rescue Coonhound, and their six backyard chickens, who sometimes lay eggs where they are supposed to and not in the compost pile.